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Football

12 Lesser Known Facts About Manchester City

Did you know Manchester City gets a mention in the novel ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Let’s talk more about that and 12 other facts you may not have known about the blue side of Manchester.

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Hiking Blog

17 Colourful, Funky New Hiking Boots (Designed by AI)

In what is possibly my favourite ever use of AI to date, I got Midjourney to generate some very funky themed technical hiking boots for me. Some are hideous, granted. But there’s some of these I would definitely wear if they existed. Here they are…

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Football

12 Lesser Known Facts About Manchester United

Manchester United might not be having a great deal of success adding to their trophy room over the last few years. But that can’t take away from their global fanbase, silverware filled past and rich history. In this article, we take a look at 12 facts about Manchester United that you may not know – YET!

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Football

12 Lesser Known Facts About Newcastle United

Newcastle United (or the Magpies/Mags as they’re often more commonly known to their fans) has an incredibly rich history and notoriously committed fan base. But did you know the club’s origins are actually in… CRICKET?! Here’s more about that and 11 more facts about Newcastle United that you probably didn’t know.

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Hiking Blog

Blue Door and Rocks of Solitude Walk – Edzell

Edzell is a beautiful village in Angus, just on the border of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. There’s a popular walking route there known as the Blue Door Walk. I took a jaunt on a longer circular from Edzell village, to the blue door and up to the rocks of solitude along the North Esk River. Here’s how it went.

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Sports

4 Tips for Getting into Scuba Diving

So you want to start scuba diving? It’s sadly not as easy as just turning up and heading under water. So here are 4 tips for those thinking about making a foray into the wonderful underwater world of scuba.

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fitness

4 Tips for Staying Active While Working from Home

Work from home has been an immense change since Covid enabling flexibility and much more convenience than a daily commute. But many remote workers note it means they move less. So how can you stay active while working from home? Here are some tips.

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solo female hiker in winter
Hiking Blog

7 Reasons to LOVE Winter Hiking in the UK

Winter hiking can be brutal. And for those of us (erm, me) who particularly love hiking on warm days with loads of long daylight hours, winter might not be our favourite season. But here are 7 reasons to love hiking in the UK in winter.

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Hiking Blog

Hiking Time Calculator using Naismith’s Rule

Here’s a handy little hiking time calculator based on Naismith’s rule! How accurate is it? Well, as ever, these things depend on your own fitness and so forth. But I’ve always found Naismith’s rule to be a handy benchmark to aim for in terms of time for any given route.

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News

How Can Peloton Bounce Back After Financial Slump?

It wasn’t all that long ago that Peloton was flying high. A desirable brand with a high end offering, it looked from the outside like everything at Peloton HQ must be rosy. But financial figures haven’t been so great of late and the CEO has their work cut out. In this article we look at what Peloton might need to do to grow its appeal and reverse the slump.

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Hiking Blog

Crib Lem Spur Scramble (Llech Ddu Spur)

In a bid to bag as many of the UK’s finest scrambles as possible, I headed to the Crib Lem Spur (Llech Ddu Spur) in Snowdonia on a very, very hot and sunny Friday. Here’s my take on this spectacular scramble and the wider hiking route that takes in 3 of the Welsh 3000s (Carnedd Dafydd, Carnedd Llewelyn and Yr Elen)

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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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