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Climbing

8 of the Best Scrambles in the UK

Love a bit of scrambling? I do! Maybe it’s the fresh air and adrenaline combination. Maybe it’s the views. Whatever the reason, I am hooked on scrambling.

Here’s my take on the UK’s 8 best Grade 1 or 2 scrambles (covering England, Scotland and Wales).

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Hiking Blog

Jack’s Rake Scramble up Pavey Ark

Jack’s Rake is an incredibly fun scramble up the face of Pavey Ark in the Lake District’s Langdales. It has been on the list for a while so I took a sunny morning off to go and get this one in the bag. Here’s the route I took and review of the morning.

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Football

The Lionesses World Cup Squad Ranked – by Instagram Followers

There’s high hopes back home for the Lionesses in the World Cup. But with a few key players missing due to injury, it could be a tough tournament for the Europeans champions. Still, we’ve got quite the squad! And here they are ranked – but not on performance on the pitch! We’ll let the pundits do that. Instead we’ve looked at the Instagram followings of the England World Cup Squad.

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Sports

Returning to Sport After a Serious Injury – What You Need to Know

If you’ve been out of your beloved sport or game as the result of a serious injury, then no doubt you can’t wait to get back to it. But an injury-induced hiatus can also result in many return-to-play nerves. What if you injure yourself again? What special measures do you need to take? And so on. In this article we talk about the most important information you need when returning to sport after a serious injury.

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Hiking Blog

Tryfan North Ridge Scrambling and Hiking Route

Tryfan’s North Ridge route offers up some absolutely spectacular scrambling and incredible views. So I was delighted to stick the out of office on and head over there for a hiking morning on a sunny May Friday. Here’s how it went!

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Hiking Blog

Hiking Gear Storage Ideas

Got way more hiking gear than you need and a potential addiction to acquiring more? Yes, me too. So I’ve been having a little nosey at storage ideas and here are some cracking ones.

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Football

6 Ways to Keep Kids Calm Before a Big Game

Cup final season in the junior football calendar is upon us. A big came can be a nerve wracking thing for an adult player, so imagine that pressure for the first time amongst the youngest players in the game! We talk tips for keeping kids calm before cup finals and other big games.

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Hiking Blog

Blencathra Via Hall’s Fell Ridge (With a Child)

Having done Sharp Edge up to Blencathra last year, I wanted to head back and explore some other routes. My 8 year old also wanted to level up his scrambling and try a ridge. Hall’s Fell Ridge is less exposed (though more sustained) than Sharp Edge, so we headed out in April 2023 to scramble our way to the summit.

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Home Fitness Equipment

The Viral Tiktok Twist Board – Does it Work? Ask the PT

Unless you’ve been snoozing under a rock for the last week, you’ve probably seen the viral Tiktok twist board (also referring to itself as a “waist trainer”). But does it work? We asked a PT to find out! And we found out where you can bag them cheaper than on Tiktok shop.

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Motorsport

F1 Rounding Out 5-Year International Boom

As F1 drivers and constructors enjoy their offseason, fans are instead focused on the season start on March 5 with the Bahrain Grand Prix. Here’s why there’s never been a better time to follow.

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Obscure Sports

Pickleball Rules and Guide

Pickleball – Key Facts Pickleball is a racket (or paddle) sport that is played on a small court with a net in either singles or

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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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