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The Croft Collection.   Keeping warm has been a human necessity since the dawn of time. An essential for many explorers.  In the famous words of Alfred Wainwright "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing."  We are all familiar with layering up and down as the weather changes on our adventures. One of the easiest ways to keep warm is the trusted bobble hat. Kept in a pocket, tucked in the front or stuffed in the top of your bag, there aren’t many who would be without one.   WHY WOOL?   We have been using wool since...

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We are blessed to live in this wonderful country with its amazing views. If you have a social media account, you've probably stumbled across a mountain top or coastal selfie or 2 over the last few months. It is lovely seeing more people getting outdoors and enjoying this amazing landscape.  Hopefully it has inspired you to look into the wide range of activities that are available in the UK. Those of you lucky enough to be near The Lake District, or any of the other amazing National Parks we have in the UK, are probably no strangers to enjoying a...

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How to get enough protein hiking as a vegan   IG @muddy_bootlaces  “Where do you get your protein from?” is a common question I am asked as a vegan, “you do all these long hikes, but your body must be struggling??! - If I’m honest, this was a concern of mine when I first started hiking as a vegan too. I had been veggie for 10 years before I turned Vegan and long hikes like Everest base camp, the Aussie outback and Machu Pichu had been done with ease, although meat was off the menu, eggs, cheese and other animal...

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Give the gift of adventure this Christmas.Adventures don't need to mean hours of prep or an expedition to conquer a huge feat.Adventures are what you make of them.A quiet coffee in the corner of a field with a blanket and a book.Breakfast on a bench watching the sunrise through the trees.Walking through the crashing waves on the shore admiring the sea birds overhead.Collecting brightly coloured leaves that have fallen to the woodland floor.Adventures can mean making your heart race by running up a mountain if you wish, or simply just allowing yourself some quiet time to contemplate.A small thing like...

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A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of talking to Dave Lloyd who volunteers as a Search Technician, Team Leader, Navigation Lead, Lowland Rescue First Responder and member of the water rescue team with Dorset Search and Rescue. Dave tells us how to stay safe while exploring. These helpful tips can be used throughout the UK too :)    "Staying Safe Outdoors in Dorset   Dorset is a stunning county and we are blessed to live and work here. We have a huge variety of countryside from the North Dorset Chalk Downs, through the rare heathland that sits on ancient...

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