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Thank you to Jen and Sim for including us in the Walk Magazine feature.  "Incredibly useful and versatile, these great-looking, British-made mats come in a vast range of sizes and designs. ..." Read the full article here. Read Jen and Sim's blog here.

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We'd had a long journey back, stretched over two weeks. Italy, Germany, Belgium, France and finally back to Dover. Before heading into to town we thought we'd have a rest at Granny's, Sussex. The Ashdown Forest is nearby and a wonderful place to walk. With far reaching views, tall trees and a refreshing breeze of fresh air. We parked up and found a good place to leave Guy with on a bench with a view.  And off we went with Basil for a final stretch of the legs before our journey back into Central London.

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Alps, Broken leg, Emergency services, Hiking, Picnic, Switzerland, Walk -

It was a stunning day. The kids had been invited to go canyoning with some friends, so we thought we'd make the most of it and take the dog for a picnic walk. Dogs aren't allowed to walk in the French National Park area so we drove to Col de la forclaz. A road very popular with road cyclists, just over the boarder in Switzerland. Before setting off for the walk we stopped at the hotel and sat outside to have a cup of coffee, watching the bikes go by, reminiscing about our motorcycling days. Fuelled up on caffine, we set...

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Alps, Picnic, Walk -

It was a lovely, hot sunny day in Chamonix. We decided to walk up to the Chapeau, perhaps to treat ourselves to a pudding after our picnic on the way up (with our Ordnance Survey PACMAT of course). It's a very pleasant walk through the trees, in the shade a lot of the time, up from the picturesque village L'avancher. As you get closer to the Chapeau the path opens out, crossing a small waterfall stream, getting steeper until you arrive at the Chapeau. .   We were ready for some picnic pudding, but not having reserved a place, it was...

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Alps, Run, Walk -

A great thing about having teenage kids is that you can get out for a little morning adventure and be back before they know it. Over our summer time in Chamonix we developed a bit of a habit of getting out with Basil for a walk/run up to the Rocher des Montets. It's a steep woodland walk up rewarded with fantastic views over Chamonix town one way and up to the Dru the other. Although we love to picnic, the friendly buvet does a very nice line in crumble and myrtille tart (almost justified by the walk up). After a little refreshment we would...

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