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Cliff Hiking



Midges can severely reduce your enjoyment of the outdoors if you are not prepared.  Midges can cause a problem for summer walking in Scotland.

Read mountaineering Scotland's article on midges to learn how to avoid them spoiling your time in the outdoors.  Smidgeup also has a good website with information on midges and how to avoid them.

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Smidge Spray

Smidge comes in a practical, robust and lightweight 75ml aluminium pump spray. Thanks to its novel, water and sweat resisting formula it provides powerful, immediate protection for up to 8 hours without re-application. 

Key features include:


  • Powerful, water- and sweat-resistant protection for up to 8 hours

  • Protects against insects around world - as well as the infamous Scottish biting midge, it gives excellent protection against mosquitoes, horse flies, ticks and other biting pests

  • DEET-free: contains 20% Picaridn (also known as Saltidin), recommended by WHO, Health Protection Scotland and Public Health England for effective biting-insect protection

  • Safe for adults, pregnant women and especially good for use with young children (from 2 years)

  • Non-sticky, moisturising milk formulation with a pleasant fragrance

  • Alcohol-free

  • Developed and tested in Scotland under the harshest of conditions

Shop for Smidge spray and head nets here and also can be purchased on amazon.

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