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Your diet leading up to, during and after a challenge walk

Latest Article: Your diet leading up to, during and after a challenge walk

Sat 22nd February 2014

A number of people have got in touch regarding to their diet in both the build up and during the Challenge Walks. I am certainly not a dietary expert, but here are my ‘top tips’ –Build up -1. Keep a balanced diet with at least 2 different types of food at each meal as you build up to the challenge walk.2. Eat smaller more frequent meals. Four to five are better for you than three big meals a...

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NEW Shepherds Walks app

The new Shepherds Walks app has been launched.It will hopefully enable those on the move to keep up to date with everything going on at Shepherds Walks.It is the first time we have ventured into the world of the mobile app so if you have any feedback please do...

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Best winter walks

The days are drawing are short it  is often cold but if the weather is good I think the winter months are one of the best times to get out and enjoy the stunning countryside.If there is snow lying on the ground or a hard frost you can not beat it, as long...

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How tough is your Garmin GPS?

After seeing this film on YouTube I just had to put it on the web site.I think the days of broken screens on any Garmin GPS are a thing of the past, with the latest models on offer. Just imagine doing a similar thing with your smartphone and I suspect you woul...

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Open all year round

For the first time during winter 2013-14, Northumberland National Park’s visitor information point in Rothbury is to open every day instead of only at weekends.  The new hours will help people staying out of season who need help with information, activiti...

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Berwick Walking Festival 2014

The building blocks are in place ready for an inspiring new Berwick Walking Festival in 2014.Earlier this year a group of interested parties got together and started to plan a brand new Berwick Walking Festival for 2014 after gaining the support of Berwick Tow...

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12 week training plan for challenge walk

Training – building up for a challenge walkA number of people have asked me to put together a short training programme which can help in the build up to any of our challenge walk events, so here you go.Even if you already do non walking exercise already ...

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Oregon 600 and Oregon 650 - review and first impressions

The new Oregon 650 was released just over a month ago now after much delay. The 600 came our 6 or 8 weeks earlier but with the added features of the 650 for not much extra money I thought it was worth waiting for before comparing and assessing the new flagship...

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Young people - getting out and enjoying the countryside

It seems most days we read about the inactivity of youngsters today, we are told they spend all their time sat in front of games consoles or tapping away on their mobile phones. They may spend far too long doing these activities (but don’t we all) but over the...

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Safe crossing times to Holy Island

Walking across the Pilgrims Causeway onto Holy Island is one of the best walking experiences you can ever imagine. The sense of isolation is very different than countryside walks.But as Holy Islands island which also known as Lindisfarne you must work around t...

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