Author Archives: Judith

An unplanned Offa’s Dyke Dip

Most New Years I aim to camp at least once every month in the coming year.  I don’t think I’ve ever managed it.  However, as I’ve camped for one night in November, December and January, I’m going to try to … Continue reading

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A cosy winter camp

Usually I’m looking for ways to make my backpacking rucksack lighter but a December camp, with 16 hours of darkness, calls for comfort.  My comfy mattress, my warmest sleeping bag, loads of food – all packed in my biggest rucksack, … Continue reading

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The TGO Challenge has called me back……..

At the end of August, @TGOChallenge tweeted that the window for entries to TGO Challenge 2020 would open in two weeks time ….. and my heart fell.  I had a total of 6 weeks to decide whether to enter.  Did … Continue reading

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Into the inpenetrable forest – Resourie Bothy

I’m attending an MBA bothy workparty in a couple of weeks.  It’s at Resourie bothy, in Ardgour, and I’m planning to get the train up to Fort William then walk in to the bothy.  The obvious way to approach this … Continue reading

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Leacraithnaich Bothy work party – May 2019 – Part 2: The work party

This is Part 2 of my bothy work party write-up.  This part is about the bothy and the work.  If you want to read about my planning and travel please start with Part 1. I spent the first couple of … Continue reading

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Leacraithnaich Bothy work party – May 2019 – Part 1: Planning and getting there

This is Part 1 of my write-up of my participation in the Mountain Bothies Association work party to renovate Leacraithnaich bothy in April//May 2019.  It’s a long, rambling story, so if you’re only really interested in the bothy part of … Continue reading

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A cheap B&B near Snailsden Reservoir

When other plans fell through, I found myself available to go to a Half Man Half Biscuit gig in Holmfirth.  However, this would have messed up my intention to do a wild camp over the weekend of the Summer Solstice … Continue reading

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