Grab these bargain deals and get packing for an unusual outdoor holiday in India and Japan

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Trade walking in the Lakes for Japan or India

GETTY / PHTrade walking in the Lakes for Japan or India

There are many destinations on offer: Dubai for £359; Brisbane for £719 and Johannesburg for £519.

Business class can be snapped up for a song too with Singapore, £2,529 and Bangkok, £2,149.


The Lake District is so last year when it comes to enticing walkers, according to trekking experts Walks Worldwide.

This year the faithful are looking for far more exotic climes such as Japan and Kerala in India. has loads of handy pockets including a magnetic range finder, a ball pocket and an insulated spot for drinks.

It weighs just 2.6kg and has a matching rain hood. £149.99.


A sturdy jacket like this Osprey is essentialPH

A sturdy jacket like this Osprey is essential

We haven't reached the usual spring temperatures yet so if you're out walking, this superb Haglofs Women's Essens III Down Hood ( jacket will keep those sharp breezes at bay.

This jacket will take anything you throw at it; it's tear and wind resistent and the Polartec Powerstretch inserts means you'll have plenty of room to move around.

Features include two cosy handwarmer pockets and a chest pocket with micro zips to reduce bulk, elasticated sleeves and hem to keep you draught-free. £220.


Rejuvenate your eyes with retinolPH

Rejuvenate your eyes with retinol

Had enough of puffy eyes after a long-haul flight? Here's a toiletry bag essential.

Shiseido have developed these lovely Benefiance Eye Masks.

The WrinkleResist masks have Pure Retinol in them which means those corner creases and wrinkles will become noticeably fainter and less puffy in just a few minutes.

They come in handy individual packs of 12 with two patches in each. £60.

Stockists: House of Fraser (0141 404 3747/


Finding a good rucksack can be tough, no longer...PH

Finding a good rucksack can be tough, no longer...

Ladies take note: here is a backpack that is actually designed for your shape. Osprey (01202 946 444/ have had 25 years making comfy bags and this Questa 27 is the perfect city pack. It fits snugly on your back and spreads weight evenly.

There's a spot for your laptop and electronics, plenty of pockets for those essentials (lipstick, keys and the like) and a front-stretch bungee that securely holds an extra jacket or a helmet.

It weighs just 0.78kg, is 48x 30x26cm. £65.