Taunton Leisure News

  • Backpack fitting guide

    The packs we carry range in capacity, from tiny 11 litre day packs to huge 80 litre rucksacks, but the fitting procedure will always be the same. If you are going to be spending hours, days or even months walking and exploring on hills, mountains and footpaths, almost everything you...
  • Meet author and walker at Bristol evening talk

    Author and walker Robin Tetlow will be giving a free talk about his book ‘Beyond Bristol: 24 Country Walks’ at our Bristol store in November. Robin, who will be at our store in Bedminster on Thursday, November 22 at 6.30pm, told us: “I have had an interest in walking, travel and the natural...
  • Hilleberg Training in Sweden 2018

    Stuart (from our Exeter store) and Pablo (from our Bristol store) were the lucky ones selected to go on the Hilleberg training trip to the Vålådalen Naturreservat, Sweden in September. The team camped in a range of Hilleberg tents for 5 nights and hiked 10km across the scenic nature reserve...
  • Meet the experts for free at Bristol

    We’d like to invite you to a special free ‘meet the experts’ and boot fitting day at our Bristol branch, which is on Bedminster Parade in Bedminster, on Saturday, October 27 during normal opening hours. We’re hoping lots of our regular visitors and new ones from the walking, hiking and...
  • Come along to our free meet the experts’ day in Taunton

    Join us for our special free ‘meet the experts’ and boot fitting day at our Taunton store on Friday, October 26 during normal opening hours. We’re hosting free footwear fittings and care demonstrations. We’ll have an expert from boot specialists Scarpa® here on the day during normal opening hours and...
  • Vote for us in The Great Outdoors Awards 2018!

      Thanks to you and all our other wonderful customers, we’ve been short-listed for The Great Outdoors Awards 2018 in the Independent Retailer of the Year category. Now we need your vote to help get us through to the next part of the process. Voting close on October 31, 2018...
  • Join us for our free meet the experts’ day in Exeter

    We’d like to invite you to our special free ‘meet the experts’ and boot fitting day for walkers, hikers and climbers at our Exeter store on Fore Street on Thursday, October 25 during normal opening hours. The event includes free footwear fittings and care demonstrations. We’ll have an expert from...
  • Beth's trip to the Isles of Arran and Islay with the Rab Summit

      Beth, from our Bristol store is an experienced cycle tourer and loves the outdoors! She tested the Rab Summit jacket on her recent trip to the Scottish Isles. Take it away Beth! Isles of Arran and Islay I've been using the Microlight Summit jacket for a couple of months...
  • Rab Men's Microlight Summit Jacket Review

      Stuart from our Exeter store is experienced in wild camping and backpacking. He has recently tested the new Rab Summit and has shared his review with us below. I was recently given the chance to try out the latest Microlight jacket from Rab. The summer in the UK has...
  • How to choose the right backpack: a Taunton Leisure guide

      Are you in the market for a new backpack? Lucky you! This means you're about to embark on an awesome adventure. We have a huge range of backpacks in store and sometimes the information can be overwhelming. Here's a guide to help you find the perfect pack. What capacity...

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