Taunton Leisure News

  • Best Glamping Tents 2019

    Glamorous camping, or "glamping" as it's more commonly known, is a popular form of camping that focuses on bringing some luxury and comfort to the whole 'sleeping outdoors' experience. We've put together our five best glamping tents. Each with their own individual features, which make them highly desirable in their...
  • Top tents from the Taunton Leisure Tent Shows 2019

    It was fantastic to see so many people at the recent Exeter and Bristol tent shows and it was a real pleasure talking to customers about their camping experiences and plans for the season. Those new to camping or revisiting the idea of a camping holiday after many years were...
  • Free foot clinic with expert podiatrist

    Alastair Oxberry from The Foot and Gait Clinic will be at our store on East Reach on June 29 from 2-5pm offering complimentary advice to anyone interested in finding out more. Our Store Manager, Bill Atkinson, who is an experienced hiker, explains: “We’re delighted that Alastair, who qualified from the...
  • Scarpa Chimera Climbing Shoe Review

    In the 18 years since I have been climbing, I have tried 40 different models of shoes. 15 of them have been from Scarpa so I guess you could say that I am a bit of a fan of their boots. When I looked through the list I also noticed...
  • The Rab Microlight Alpine Jacket Review

    Rab are a British brand and were founded by Scottish climber Rab Carrington. Today they are based in Sheffield and make clothing and equipment ‘by climbers, for climbers’. They continue to pioneer new material technology, such as Proflex™ and have partnered with Pertex® to develop the Vapour-rise™ breathable system and...
  • MSR Pocket Rocket Review

    The Pocket Rocket stove has been around for quite some time now and has been the go-to stove for many lightweight enthusiasts. It’s efficient performance and minimal size makes it a market leader. How could it be improved? Time moves on and with improvements in technology this new version has...
  • Altberg Dalesway Boots Review

    I have recently had the pleasure of taking my new Alt-Berg Dalesway Vegan Boots out on the hills for their first outdoor adventure. We had a windy but beautifully sunny Sunday and a couple of my friends wanted to do one of the circular walks from 'Beyond Bristol' book, in Doynton...
  • Celebrate Somerset countryside with artwork

    If you live and work in Somerset or are a visitor, then you are invited to enter a creative competition this month (May 2019) demonstrating how you feel when you are outdoors in the county’s green spaces. Somerset’s three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are searching for artwork entries...
  • Sea To Summit Delta Range Review, Camping in the Swedish Winter

    At the beginning of March, I took part in the Swedish Hilleberg Outdoor Academy Winter Tour 2019. Four days and nights in temperatures as cold as -28c. We trekked for up to 7 hours each day through the stunning forests, over the sides of mountains and carefully across the frozen...
  • Celebrating National Walking Month

    We’re hoping to encourage more people to get out walking across the country as part of National Walking Month this May (2019). We’re offering free advice on footwear, rucksacks and other walking essentials, as well as tips for some of the best walks around. As part of National Walking Month...

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