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Gem of the Emerald Isle – 5 Reasons to Walk or Cycle in Connemara

The rolling green expanse of Connemara lilts as gently as the soft Irish tones in its name. This region on the west coast of Ireland looks almost otherworldly, but it remains rooted in a rich Gaelic history evident in the various towns and fishing villages dotted around its weather-hardened foundations. The boundaries of Connemara are […]

Velos and Vendanges – Burgundy regional update

By Lin Toye, Headwater Gastro Burgundy Rep A flash of colour, the whir of wheels, the shouts and cheers of on-lookers. This is the Tour de France in full swing, or rather, in full cycle. This year saw ‘The Tour’ speed through our Gastro Burgundy region bringing with it all the excitement that this national […]

The UK Petrol and Diesel Ban – Backyard National Treasures in a New Light

It was only seven months ago that the Air Quality Index in London read higher than Beijing for one particular day. It was a cold and windless day in January that provided the perfect conditions for pollutant air to amass in the centre and show Londoners the full extent of what they were living in. […]

The Second Revolution: Cycling and Walking in France after 2040

‘A veritable revolution’ were the words used by French ecology minister Nicolas Hulot at the unveiling of his country’s radical mission to end the sale of petrol and diesel-powered cars by 2040. France follows the Netherlands and Norway in their bid to scrap highly polluting vehicles from the road, a move that has inspired the […]

Booking Your 2018 Holiday With Headwater

Here at Headwater HQ our thoughts are turning to next year and our summer 2018 walking and cycling holidays. Our work this year with partners such as National Walking Month, Cycle to Work Day and Walkfit has shown that walking and cycling for leisure, to enjoy the health benefits and have some fun at the same […]

Cycling in Brittany – from the point of view of my partner, who finally – finally – gets to choose our holiday

I was adamant. She knew this because my adamant face is entirely different to my habitual amenable face. She had successfully dodged my bucket-list holiday for years, but as the brochure on the coffee table was slid into her peripheral vision, she began to smell – figuratively speaking – a rat. I had found the […]

5 of the greatest cycling feats

Cycling is an activity that can be truly customised to suit your ability and preferences. Unlike many forms of exercise that necessitate a certain level of fitness in order to enjoy them, cycling can be just as pleasurable as a beginner as it is for the hardcore mountain bikers. Whether you decide to explore a […]

Winter is coming: 10 Game of Thrones locations to visit now

As any Game of Thrones fanatic will be aware of, there are only two more sleeps until season 7 is set to – finally – start this Sunday on 16 July. So there will be no more restless nights, and we’ll finally get one step closer to seeing who will actually take the Iron Throne. […]