The Long View Exhibition

Where did the time go?
Nearly the end of May already, and we’re excitedly preparing to bring The Long View exhibition to the south of the country. Seven remarkably ordinary trees will soon adorn the walls at Oxford’s North Wall Arts Centre and at O N C A in Brighton

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Spotlight on Meindl

There’s plenty of equipment that walkers and trekkers can use. But one of the true essentials is a good pair of walking boots. Lars and Lukas Meindl talk about how they make walking boots and what Meindl means to them.

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Marina takes on Mt Mgoun in winter

Our very own Marina, from the office, set-off for a little Winter adventure to the unspoilt Moroccan wilderness.

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Unforgettable encounters on the South Downs

Here Kev Reynolds, prolific chronicler of the outdoors from the Himalaya to what he calls his own ‘Kentish Alps’, and author of two Cicerone walking guides to the South Downs, shares three precious moments from many years of walking through his local landscape.
Copyright: Kev Reynolds

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Meindl Factory Visit

I was lucky enough to go to meet the Meindls and visit the Meindl UK Ltd factory. And what a place it is. Would you believe that someone with the Meindl name has been making boots in the same Bavarian town for 300 years now! That's what I call a family tradition. And they still have that passion for making high quality boots and shoes and keeping the brand rooted to its Bavarian heritage.

This factory is the perfect blend of old meets new, you have old machines no longer produced, being used for classic double stitch boots and a new state of the art warehouse distribution centre. And 3rd and 4th generation shoemakers alongside the new shoe maker apprentices looking to continue the town's history.

Below are some pictures and info on the factory

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Did you know Meindl make large sizes?

Incredible to believe, but this picture shows a Meindl Rapide shoe in size UK 15 alongside a much smaller size 5 from our northern representative, Amanda.

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Morston Country Sports Competition

Morston Country Sports in Norfolk recently ran a Facebook competition to win a pair of Kapstadt GTX walking boots from Meindl.

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The Long View

The Long View is a great example. This elegant and open-ended project takes as its starting point a deceptively simple concept: seven lone trees in disparate locations, standing initially for nothing very much and nowhere in particular, but eventually interconnecting with everywhere and everything.

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