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Hawkins' Adventures

Hawkins' Adventures

By Will Hawkins

This is all about the great outdoors, adventure travel, hiking, walking, touring and cycling. Host Will Hawkins is a former British Army officer, trans-Africa cyclist, professional yacht crew and a keen outdoors man.

Join Will for regular updates on micro-adventures, routes, outdoor gear and book reviews, plus adventure travelling stories. Each episode is between 10 and 30 minutes long.

Listen in if you love the outdoors and adventure travel!
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Canoeing & Wild Camping in Sweden

Hawkins' Adventures

Bagging Grasmoor and other Wainwrights
Bagging Grasmoor and other Wainwrights
Will and Penny are  back in the Lake District hiking up Grasmoor, a magnificent Wainwright from which you can easily bag both  Crag Hill and Wandope to add to your tally. To find out more about Helinox lightweight  outdoor furniture, visit the following sites: Alpinetrek- The Helinox range Amazon UK: Chair One - £84.99 Amazon UK: Table One - £88.96 My book of the week is 'The Great Outdoors - A user's guide' by Brendan Leonard. You can buy it for around £9 on Amazon UK. Here's the route we took on Komoot: To try out Komoot and get a free region email me at  Thank you for listening and watch out for Episode 5 coming soon! Follow me on social media and online here: Twitter - Instagram - Hawkins' Adventure Blog -
June 23, 2019
Walking in the Lake District and more!
Walking in the Lake District and more!
In the third episode of Hawkins' Adventures, you'll hear about a good walk in the Lake District which takes in a Wainwright, a kit review, my website and book of the week. Here's the link to the route we took to take in Red Pike in the Lake District:  On Strava - On the Ordnance Survey website: To learn more about the Sprayway Kalmar softshell jacket, click here: My website of the week, the Met Office Mountain Weather Forecast is here online: You can buy my book of the week, Mountaincraft and Leadership by Eric Langmuir is here from Stanfords:  Thank you for listening and please subscribe to my podcast to listen to the latest episodes. Will Hawkins Twitter: @whawkins Find out more online about Hawkins' Adventures:
June 09, 2019
Canoeing & Wild Camping in Sweden
Canoeing & Wild Camping in Sweden
In this episode of Hawkins' Adventures, you'll hear about canoeing and wild camping in Sweden, solar rechargeable torches by Waka Waka, my outdoor book review of 'The Adventurer's Guide to Britain', the Ultimate Navigation School and my adventure adventure memory from cycling through the Sahara.  Here are the links to the gear, book and website I review in this episode:  Waka Waka Light -  Waka Waka Power+ -  The Adventurer’s Guide to Britain -  Ultimate Navigation School -  Find out more about my trip to Sweden on my website at Thanks for listening!
September 03, 2018
Wild walk over Kinder Scout
Wild walk over Kinder Scout
The very first episode of Hawkins' Adventures! Welcome to my first episode! It's 9 minutes of talking about the latest micro-adventure I did this weekend, gear review on the Berghaus Extrem Fast Hike trousers, a book on Wild Pub Walks, and a quick look back at a memory of cycling in the heat. Here are links to where you can buy the products I reviewed: Berghaus Men's Extrem Fast Hike Trousers - Wild Pub Walks book - I hope you enjoy this first episode. Please send me your comments and feedback! Thank you. Will
August 27, 2018