Backpacking & Hiking

There's nothing quite like the satisfaction of walking a whole day with your whole world on your back... Except maybe taking the whole world off your back, slipping off your boots and lying back in your tent with a steaming mug of coco! This is the world of backpacking. Whether you like to meander your way slowly down a river valley, taking time to paddle your toes in the water, or you prefer stomping up a big mountain and really getting your heart rate going, backpacking is one of the easiest ways to get that little bit closer to nature.

For those with less time on their hands or who don't want to carry a big pack but still want to get out there then hiking is the sport for you. Take a picnic lunch and a jacket and with nothing more to help you than a map and compass (and an I.O guide to teach you how to use them), head off into the Great Outdoors. Where you go is in your hands...