Hiking

Hiking is one of the best Camping Activities. It gives you the opportunity to explore and walk amoungst nature while taking in all the beauty and simplistic complexity. Whether you out on a familiar trail or trekking through a new trail thick with forest, hiking is a great form of exercise and it understandably helps reduces stress. Hiking can be enjoyed in small numbers of people or in a group of people making it a very social and bonding activity.

Here you can read all the information you need to know on Hiking. The tips and advice and safety info in these hiking articles will help make your next hiking expedition a great one!

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Walking the Wicklow Way Trail in Ireland

The Wicklow Way is a long-distance hiking trail that starts in Dublin, Ireland and heads south through the scenic Wicklow Mountains for 82 miles, ending in Clonegal. Along the way it passes through sleepy Irish towns, important historic sites, and rugged wilderness. In 2008, I had the chance to walk a good portion of it to celebrate my 28th birthday. The Plan for Walking Wicklow Way Trail During

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Kind Hints for Hiking

In some of my favorite stories, the characters embark on daring hikes into the woods to keep the plot thick. On many such occasions the protagonist will pack a few items into a bag and set off quickly for adventure. Often, not much more is said about the hike except to describe a particularly beautiful setting or an encounter with a vicious beast. The character will collect nuts, berries, and fung

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05Jul2019
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Don’t Underestimate How Beautiful or Dangerous the UK can be…

This is a guest post by camping enthusiast Tom Smithson from The Glow Company. Glow Gear is perfect for camping as they give off light in the dark night as well as adding to the fun of camping. Glow bracelets and sticks are great for identifying your tent, yourself, your kids or even your dog in the dark. There are endless ways you can glow your camping trip! Southeast England: Warm Climate but L

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Tips for Desert Camping and Hiking in the Southwest Desert USA

Camping in the deserts of the southwest USA can be a unique and rewarding experience. The stark beauty of red rock mesas and mysterious hoodoos is enchanting. But the harsh climate and terrain that defines a desert requires a few adaptations when camping. Here are my tips for desert camping and hiking. Water is Life Several years ago a Scottish Scout troop came to Arizona, and as their American

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The Importance of Good Hiking Shoes

Quality hiking shoes or boots are one of the best things you can add to your arsenal of camping equipment and gear. I found out first-hand just how important they can be. Below I will share with you the importance of good hiking shoes. Hiking Boots are Called Hiking Boots for a Reason Some friends and I decided that we were going to do a day hike out to the bridge to nowhere in Azusa Canyon, Cal

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Prepare When Hiking for the Unexpected

Several years ago, some friends and I went hiking for the day in the local mountains.  There was 5 of us, and our plan was to park one car at the bottom of the mountain, and the other at the top, that way we could start our hike at the top, and have an all downhill hike to the other car, down the canyon about 3 thousand feet in elevation change. This was supposed to be a day hike, as we had plann

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Camping: Horse Flies, Cows and Cous Cous!

So my story begins in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District, Cumbria, England. I had embarked on a 4 day camping expedition over the rolling hills and steep mountains of the English countryside, to complete The Duke of Edinburgh Award. My Tips for Camping in the Lake District: Horse Flies and Other Lovely Insects There are a few things you should know before you go on a camping trip,

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Four Essentials When Hiking

Camping is exhilarating and fun.  But keep it safe – especially if you have youngsters with you. Teach them now and they will cherish the lesson for life. Here are some essentials when hiking to help you prepare for your next hiking trip. Essentials when Hiking: Communication Study the area you are camping, speak to locals if you’re unfamiliar with it – get authorization if needed.  Map

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