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Live video: Paddy Dillon chats about how to go backpacking and the best lightweight kit

By Paddy Dillon

Paddy Dillon has spent a lifetime walking, trekking and backpacking. Here he provides advice and top tips on how to go about backpacking in the UK, and how to keep the weight you carry to a minimum. In conversation with Amy and Hannah from Cicerone Press, Paddy sheds light on his favourite lightweight tent, sleeping bag and mat, great ways to save weight, his favourite cooking equipment and meals, and much more.

Paddy Dillon is a prolific outdoor writer with 100 guidebooks to his name, and contributions to 40 other publications. He has written for a variety of outdoor magazines, as well as many booklets and brochures for tourism organisations. Paddy lives near the Lake District and has walked in every county in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; writing about walks in every one of them. He enjoys simple day walks, challenging long-distance walks, and is a dedicated island-hopper. He has led guided walks and walked extensively in Europe, as well as in Nepal, Tibet, Korea, Africa and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the United States.

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