Category Archives: Camping

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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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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Bonkers bivi in a balaclava

In January 2018 I resolved to camp every month of the year. By the end of January I had failed in my resolution. In 2019 I set a more reasonable goal of “getting outdoors more” and making good use of … Continue reading

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Berwyn bivi (with buses and benchmarks) – Part 2 of 2

Continued from part 1 I was in the cloud nearly all day, which was a shame as this seemed like a really nice place to walk.  I wondered what views I was missing.  Unlike the first day (Thursday), when I … Continue reading

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Berwyn bivi (with buses and benchmarks) – Part 1 of 2

When I take part in the TGO Challenge I do a LOT of planning. Partly because them’s the rules; but also to avoid being stuck somewhere with no idea of how to get where I need to be.  This trip … Continue reading

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Bracken, Bivi and Benchmarks

I’d not camped, or been on anything more than a short local walk, since the TGO Challenge in May and I was looking forward to sleeping outdoors after a tiring walk.  Leaving home at 0800 it took me two and … Continue reading

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