July 2015

The summer holidays are fast approaching.

The school summer holidays are upon us, so here is some ideas of adventurous things to entertain kids of all ages  in the beautiful North East outdoors. Hadrian’s Wall Covering 83 miles the is plenty ground to cover and lots to do. There are some spectacular walks in the area near Housesteads, including the most photographed tree in the north at Sycamore gap made famous in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and numerous local weather pictures. Most of the forts have a number of events throughout the summer, culminating with English Heritage’s... Read More

Picking the right sunglasses.

The sun is finally here, so it is time to get the sunnies out. But picking the right pair for you can take a bit of thought. There are two main things to consider when picking sunglasses, the shape of the frame and the lens. What frame shape is best for you is influenced by the shape of your face; are you Round, Square, Oval, Rectangular, Diamond or Heart? There are many websites to help work this out. Round – If you have a round face, you want to avoid curved... Read More

Stay safe in the hot weather

With the mercury heading upwards and the sun coming out many of you will be heading out to enjoy the weather, but it is important to look after yourself. They say you should drink 2 litres of water a day, and this is very important when it is hot, so keep you water close to hand and easy accessible with a hydration bladder. Most rucksacks are compatible with bladders, but if yours isn’t, the level gauge on the Dukjug will help you keep track of how much you are drinking.... Read More