Rieker Blog

Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, U.S.A 14/06/2018

Beautiful Gardens: Rieker’s Top 10 Most Scenic Gardens in the World

For an unfathomable amount of time, gardens have been a place where people seek solace and quiet reflection. Whether that’s enjoying a long walk along their paths, cultivating them, or just sitting and watching the world go by on a bench – a garden is synonymous with peace and seclusion. Enjoyed worldwide, there are some truly stunning gardens dotted about our little green planet. Here at Rieker, we have compiled a ten strong list of the world’s most scenic gardens, so grab your boots and explore them with us below!... Read More

Back Pain 15/09/2017

How to Improve Your Posture at Home

Bad posture is a common problem in the UK, but also one that is easily fixed. If you suffer from tiredness, muscle strain and stiff joints, there’s a chance you could help all three simply by learning how to improve your posture! Walking with good posture gives you more confidence, less pain and better health. To help you on your way, we’ve put together a guide to achieving the ideal posture when you’re sitting, walking and standing, as well as simply exercise tips and what you should avoid to make... Read More

Northern Lights 31/08/2017

Where to See the Northern Lights

Now is one of the best times of the year to see the famously unpredictable Northern Lights. From September to March, your chances are at their highest of seeing the spectacular natural light show of reds, greens, purples, and yellows blazing across the sky. So, why not make the most of it? Also called the aurora borealis, the Northern Lights phenomenon is the result of charged particles from the Sun colliding in our magnetic atmosphere and bursting into various, changing colours. Earth’s most enchanting natural phenomenon is visible to only... Read More

Man Drinking Water 17/07/2017

Everything You Need to Know to Do the National Three Peaks Challenge

If you’ve heard a lot about the Three Peaks Challenge but have never given it a go yourself, maybe now is the time. The Three Peaks Challenge is a massively popular mountain-climbing expedition that involves you climbing the tallest peaks in Wales, England and Scotland (Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis). The challenge is to reach the top of each mount and get back down to race to the next one within either 24 or 36 hours — sleeping in cars and dealing with whatever weather comes your way! Feel... Read More


Rieker Ramble Raises More than £5,000 for Cancer Charity

At Rieker, we like to think we’re always on hand to help a worthy cause. And last weekend, we really put this to the test with a sponsored Rieker Ramble walk-and-cycle event to raise money for Action Against Cancer. Bright and early on the morning of last Saturday, June 24; more than 20 of us from Rieker and many of our family and friends pulled on our walking boots and started the 17-mile trek along the canal from Welford to Market Harborough. Known collectively as the The Rieker Ramblers, we... Read More

Hiking with Dogs 21/06/2017

6 Outdoor Activities You Can Enjoy With Your Dog

With 44% of the UK population owning a pet and the majority (24%) opting for a dog, it’s understandable that many of us are searching for pet-friendly activities to enjoy. That’s why we’ve put together a selection of the best. Our top things to do with dogs includes everything from camping to sailing, so you’re sure to find an adventure that suits you both. Dogs are natural companions and safe bets when it comes to choosing a partner to join in your outdoor hobby. Read on to see which pet-friendly... Read More


9 Best European Walking Holidays

The keen walkers among us love exploring new places and cultures. Hiking is all about heading somewhere different, which is why European walking holidays are surging in popularity today. If you fancy travelling somewhere fresh and exciting, or even just combining a relaxing holiday with your favourite hobby, read through our top picks for the best walking holidays abroad in 2017. Tour du Mont Blanc (France) This always ranks highly as a European walking holiday. About 110 miles in length and weaving through the stunning scenery of France, Italy and... Read More

Family Outdoor 10/05/2017

Best Locations for a Bank Holiday Family Outdoor Adventure

Finding the ideal outdoor family activity that suits everyone for the Bank Holidays is difficult. If you’re travelling far for the occasion or devoting the whole day to it, you want to make sure everyone will enjoy themselves. To help, we’ve put together a collection of what we think are the best bank holiday activities for UK family breaks. From safaris and heritage walks, to island tours and body zorbing (we’ll explain later); read on to find the best family activities the UK has to offer for bank holiday fun.... Read More

Kevin Sumner Rieker Award 07/03/2017

Big Winners at the Footwear Industry Awards 2017

The votes were counted and verified and we can now reveal some excellent news to kick-start our blog: we’re national winners! Here at Rieker, we’re still on a high that we won a fantastic two accolades at the prestigious Footwear Industry Awards 2017 — and even received special recognition for a couple more.     Our very own Kevin Sumner is now considered the best footwear representative in the trade after collecting the coveted Platinum Shoe Award, and the whole Rieker team got a share of the applause when we... Read More