Hip2trek on Hadrian’s Wall

On Sunday, I travelled 150 miles with a friend to meet some other ladies, for a walk on Hadrian’s Wall. The group of ladies like me, are taking part in My Peak Challenge, an online fitness programme which also raises money for charity. I took part in the fitness programme last year and have renewed…

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January Blues? Get Outside!

It’s nearly the end of January, the evenings are getting lighter and Spring it just around the corner, all things to be positive about, right? Last week however, was apparently Blue Monday, across the media was the doom and gloom that the 15th January was the most depressing day of the year. I wasn’t going…

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3 Yorkshire Walks with cool rock formations!

If you can get your kids interested in visiting somewhere because it’s cool, has something interesting to look at, find, or leap on, then the battle to get them doing some exercise and outdoors is practically already won. We obviously do a lot of walking, and once we’re out the kids do enjoy themselves. Yes,…

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Hip2trek’s walking adventures in Argyll

We spent a wonderful Christmas in Argyll, Scotland on a forest holiday. On the edge of the forest I knew there would be some fabulous scenery to walk in, and it would be just our kind of place to go exploring. We stayed at Ardgartan, which is surrounded by the beautiful and stunning Munros of…

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An Argyll forest adventure at Christmas!

Ah beautiful Scotland! We’re back from having spent a week over Christmas in Argyll at Loch Long, at a Forest holiday lodge. I’m a big fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books and the TV Series, and whilst it isn’t set in Argyll it has made me want to visit Scotland. Being a walking family there…

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A look back on Hip2trek’s 2017

  Wow! Well I knew 2017 would have some interesting adventures but it has been an incredible year. I had high hopes for 2017 and it certainly didn’t disappoint. I’ve had new adventures, discovered lots of new places, made some new friends and discovered not only am I capable but I’m stronger and more determined…

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Summit to Eat – freeze dried food review

Everyone looks forward to a tasty filling lunch when you’ve been out walking all morning. So, when the guys from Summit to Eat offered us a few pouches of their freeze dried food to try, we couldn’t wait to test them out. The range of meals are hearty and nutritiously balanced, lightweight and easy to…

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A short walk at Ladybower reservoir

I’ve been wanting to explore the Peak District for ages, looking at the pictures on social media and reading about the different walks in the area, it sounds like a great place to go. My virus has been hanging around and after being a sofa sloth for a few days I needed to get some…

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