Hydro Flask or thermoflask

Hydro Flask vs ThermoFlask

When it comes to picking the right gear for a weekend road trip, an overnight trekking trail, or even a full-blown, rugged backcountry escapade, choosing a quality reusable water bottle is a must.  And when it comes to such bottles, the ones made by Hydro Flask and ThermoFlask are among the market’s best-selling models. Which …

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Alternatives to Yeti Water Bottles

With thousands of different water bottles available on today’s market, it can be quite challenging to determine which models are actually worth your time. It’s an endless stream of brands making numerous claims about insulating properties and all sorts of technological innovations, so it’s pretty much impossible for a newcomer not to get lost in …

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Southern Uplands, Scotland

Southern Upland Way

Stretching from Portpatrick, on the west coast of Scotland, all the way to Cockburnspath, the Southern Upland Way just might be the most serene walk in UK.

Hiking the Great Glen Way

Great Glen Way

If you are a beginner, the Great Glen Way is one of the best introductions to long-distance walks. It Is also the perfect continuation of the West Highland Way,

The Most Popular Long Distance Walking Routes in Ireland 3

The Most Popular Long Distance Walking Routes in Ireland

Mild weather, friendly locals and stunning scenery make Ireland the perfect place for a long hike. With a fabulous network of National Trails, covering a variety of distances and spread across the whole island, there’s no better way to get to know this charming country than by heading out on your own two feet. But …

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Best Beaches Near Dublin

  Killiney Beach Dublin Killiney beach is a great place for a walk and easy to get to.  To get there by car head south on the N11 until the first roundabout, take the first left and follow the signs.  From the centre of Dublin it takes about 30/40 minutes. There is a free car …

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Dublin has been my adopted home for many years, Dublin and Ireland have been kind to me. When I first came here I would hear natives complaining about how rough the city centre could be on a Friday and Saturday night. However, I am originally from Glasgow and Dublin has nearly always felt safe to …

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Wicklow Way

The Wicklow Way, Ireland’s premier long-distance walking route begins in Marlay Park. It was Ireland’s first long distance waymarked trail. It is still the most popular even though there are many more way-marked trails now in Ireland. The route is 132km long, from the start at Marlay Park in the south Dublin suburbs to the …

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I have spent many great days out at Glendalough and walking in the surrounding hills. Glendalough is about one hour by bus or car from Dublin. There are a couple of different routes to get here – see the Glendalough tours page for directions. Glendalough has become famous in part to St Kevin, however it …

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Walking in Ireland

Ireland offers a great variety for the hill walker, cyclist, and tourist. There are long and short coastal trails, peaceful mountain routes, and many walks laid out around busy cities to take you past all the must see sites. Hill walking in Ireland can be done all year round given our mild climate – it …

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Walking Holidays in Ireland

This is an unashamed plug for a friend who runs a walking holidays company.  Macs Adventures arrange hill walking tour and cycling holidays all over Europe.  Being a bit of a hill walker myself this gets my interest. However I first thought when looking at walking holidays – Why would I pay for someone to …

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Mourne Mountains Hostel

Getting a bit tired of paying way over the odds for weekends cottage rentals we decided to try a hostel last weekend.  I managed to find Cnocnafeola a hostel in the Mourne Mountains on the internet.  I wonder how we used to find places pre-internet, for so many things now I along with millions of …

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Why Not Holiday In Ireland

Downings, which is located in North West Donegal, Ireland is one of the most scenic areas on the Atlantic Ocean. And, the facilities on offer for a complete and relaxing family holiday are second to none. One proviso though, the weather. Sometimes the wind gets up but for the serious windsurfer, this is a boost. …

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