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Getting outside during Lockdown 3.0

During the first lockdown, the one thing that kept us sane was our daily walks, however, during the second one in November, the kids were still at school and the weather against us, so we didn’t venture too far. This lockdown, we have vowed to do at least 3 walks per week and are very lucky that we have some beautiful walks on our doorstep. To keep walking this time of year, you need to be dressed correctly to ensure you are able to keep warm and dry, so I have put together my top tips on what to wear, …

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Review: Rutland GTX® Walking Boots from Hotter Shoes

As a family we really enjoy talking long walks and have previous taken family walking holidays with HF Holidays to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. This year the plan was to tackle the Jurassic Coast and to take part in a 13-mile sponsored walk in aid of local charity Julia’s House, which is a local hospice for children with life-limiting conditions. We are still waiting to see if this walk will still be able to take place, but in the meantime we are surviving lockdown by taking a walk a day locally. I was sent some Rutland GTX® Walking …

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Putting Hotter’s Ribble Boots through their paces!

Regular readers will know that we spend a lot of time outside having adventures and this year this those adventures have been, well, rather damp! I am a big believer that there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing, but I have to admit that with the torrential rain we have been having recently, even we have opted to stay indoors. We have, however, made a break for it when we have spotted a drier window of opportunity and got outside for some much needed fresh air, wrapped up from the elements of course. Last year …

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