Author of Caving, Canyoning, Coasteering…, a recently released book about all kinds of outdoor adventures around Britain, Pat has spent 20 years pursuing stories involving boots, bikes, boats, beers and bruises. En route he’s canoed Canada’s Yukon River, climbed Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro, skied and mountain biked through the Norwegian Alps, run an ultra across the roof of Mauritius, and set short-lived records for trail-running Australia’s highest peaks and New Zealand’s Great Walks. He’s authored walking guides to Devon and Dorset, and once wrote a whole book about Toilets for Lonely Planet. Follow Pat’s escapades on Strava here and instagram here.
We shed some light on the pros and cons of the headlamp vs flashlight for your nocturnal adventures
Completely recycled, extremely lightweight and highly ventilated, the Patagonia Ridgeflow running T-shirt is perfect for summertime running on all sorts of terrain
Vango teams up with the National Trust to make a range of tents and sleeping bags from recycled plastic bottles
Comfortable and hard-wearing, Darn Tough No Show Tab Ultra-Lightweight Running Socks might be invisible but their benefits are obvious on the trail
The Garmin Fenix 6S Pro Solar boasts a top-of-the-range navigation and performance-enhancing features
Fast, nimble and lightweight the Saucony Peregrine 12 offers excellent grip and good cushioning
Sturdy and waterproof, adidas Terrex AX4 Gore-Tex trail hiking shoes have a sleek, sporty look but decent capability
Excellent hiking shoes built using top-grade components, and ready to take on a diverse range of trails
The solidly supportive, synthetic Inov-8 speed sock deliver everything a trail runner needs from a sock (and hikers and cyclers may like them too)
It's the battle of trail walking shoes vs hiking boots! Who will emerge victorious as they go up against each other for the accolade of trail champ?
These rugged Keela Scuffers are hiking pants for rough-and-tumble trail days in any conditions
The transformer trousers, Royal Robbins Active Traveler Zip ’N’ Go Pants go from long to short pants in seconds, and repel bugs while they’re at it
Comfortable and high-performing, BAM Bamboo Technical Trainer Socks are friendly to your feet, wallet and the planet
Neoprene-lined, wonderfully warm wellies, Gumleaf Viking Wide Calf Wellington Boots have a Vibram sole and extra-wide calf cuffs
The 11th generation of an ever-popular trail shoe, the Saucony Peregrine 11 has ultra aggressive grip and a go-hard-or-go-home attitude
Top notch, tactile, rough-terrain creepers, the VivoBarefoot Primus Trail II FG have excellent ethical and eco credentials
We go the extra mile on our guide to how to choose hiking boots for the ultimate in comfort, stability and protection on tough terrain
Our guide to the best running underwear reveals the base layers that keep you comfy, supported and allow you to run free
The comfortable, supportive and highly featured Crossfly Ikon 6-inch Boxer has a dynamic four-way stretch to allow plenty of freedom of movement
Excellent, ready-for-action undies, Smartwool Merino Sport 150 Boxer Briefs are made from the nature’s magic material – merino wool
The super-comfortable inov-8 Roclite Recycled 310 trail hiking shoes are made from mostly recycled materials
Well-featured and waterproof, Columbia Men’s Trailstorm walking shoes are available at a competitive price
Learning or enhancing your knowledge of how to use a compass is a great idea ahead of the summer hiking season
A razor-sharp racing top, the Dynafit Ultra S-Tech Shirt is for runners who prioritize lightweight performance over everything else
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