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Hiking Blog

Staying Safe as a Solo Female Hiker in the UK

I solo hike a LOT and one of the questions I get more often than questions about routes is about personal safety when hiking alone as a woman. So here’s how I reduce risk and stay safe when hiking solo in the UK.

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Hiking Blog

9 Proven Benefits of Hiking

As someone with a chronic hiking addiction, of course I’m going to preach all about the benefits. But don’t just take my word for it. Science (yes, actual science) and people far smarter and more qualified than me have proven a ton of benefits and here are some of them.

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Hiking Blog

Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin Hike Route and Review

Ben Vorlich and Stuc a’Chroin was the first hiking route I took with a new (at the time) hiking buddy. It promised two munros, some wonderful potential views and a bit of a scramble up to the Stuc a’Chroin summit. So just how did it go? Here’s the route and the review.

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Active Family Adventures

The Best Hiking Baby and Toddler Carriers

I really miss my youngest being small enough to pop in the “bag” as I called it (or my toddler carrier), sling on my back and take him out for a walk. I just gave my hiking carrier away and he’s officially too big for any of the carriers now. But here are some of the ones I tried and my take on the best.

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Statistics and Research

Golf Statistics: How Popular Is Golf In The UK In 2024?

How popular is golf in the UK in 2024? To find out, we polled 2,000 adults in the UK about their sporting preferences. We’ve crunched the numbers and here’s everything you need to know about how many people are playing and who are the most likely to engage in golf.

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Football

How to Look After Your Goalie Gloves

A good pair of goalkeeper gloves is an investment. And while we know they can’t last forever, we definitely want to get as much wear out of them as possible, right? So here are some tips for looking after your goalie gloves and extending their life.

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Sports

The UK’s Top 5 Sports

In the UK, we love sport. From spectating, to watching and even heading on social media to chat about it with others, we’re sports mad. But what are our favourites? Let’s take a look with our rundown of the UK’s top 5 sports in 2024.

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Sports

The Beginners Guide to Odds in Sports Betting

If you’ve ever considered a cheeky bet on the football (or any other sport) as a beginner, the first thing you’ll probably notice is the odds. If you’re not familiar with odds, then those random fractions and all that jargon might be a little bit confusing. So here’s our plain English guide.

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Hiking Blog

14 Fascinating Facts About Ben Nevis

I’ve been up Ben Nevis twice and, despite there being as much footfall on that mountain path as a busy motorway services, both have been enjoyable hikes in their own way. Interested in Ben Nevis yourself? Here are a few fascinating facts about Britain’s highest mountain.

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View from Devil's Kitchen
Hiking Blog

Y Garn Via Devil’s Kitchen – Route and Review

I took a February midweek hike up Y Garn via Devil’s Kitchen (Snowdonia). The weather played ball, the views were amazing and it was a fantastic hike. Here’s the route, some photos, a review and some practical information.

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Football

12 Obscure Facts About Nottingham Forest

Nestled in the heart of England, Nottingham Forest Football Club is steeped in history and rich in tales that extend far beyond the pitch. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just curious about this storied club, there’s always something new to discover. So, sit back, grab a cuppa, and let’s delve into some of the lesser-known facts about Nottingham Forest that might just surprise you.

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Football

12 Obscure Facts About Crystal Palace

Nestled in the heart of South London, Crystal Palace Football Club stands as a storied institution in the world of English football. Rich in history and brimming with unique tales, the club has woven itself into the fabric of both local and national football culture. From its early days to its contemporary status, Crystal Palace FC is not just about the beautiful game; it’s a mosaic of fascinating stories, quirky traditions, and lesser-known facts. As we delve into these intriguing snippets of history, we uncover the depth and character of a club that’s much more than just a name in the league. Let’s explore some of the more obscure and captivating facts about this cherished football club.

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Football

Women’s and Girl’s Football Statistics UK

The momentum behind women’s football is phenomenal. But how many women play football? How many played as children? And what are the audience sizes like? We take a look in our 2024 round up of women’s and girl’s football statistics.

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Hiking Blog
Stacey MacNaught

Best Portable Charging Banks for Hiking

Traditionalists may not like it! But personally, I don’t like to risk being stuck on a hill or mountain with a dead phone or head torch battery. So I like to carry a portable charging device (or 2, or 3) with me. Here are the best portable charging banks for hiking that I’ve used. (And I’ve used a lot, by the way).

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