Category Archives: Walking

My first off-road run. (Hurrah for Parkrun!)

Many years ago, at school, I was a reasonably good runner. 1500 metres was probably my best distance; the 800 metres was too fast for me. Likewise, at the sprint distances I could compete at 200 metres but got left … 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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TGOC2018 – Shiel Bridge to Peterhead – A summary report

My previous ten TGO Challenge crossings have all started from different places and this year it was the turn of Shiel Bridge which is, I believe, always the most popular start point …. so way down my preference list (what … Continue reading

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Bivvying for softies in the Carneddau (or somewhere near there)

What I needed for this trip was no rain.  My Paramo Velez smock’s pocket zip is broken so I was wearing my Montane smock for this trip and it is not waterproof.  Saturday’s forecast looked drier than Friday’s so I … Continue reading

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Anglezarke Amble Challenge Walk – 2018

I’ve been a member of the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) for a few years.  I joined after JJ invited me on a couple of walks, both Social and “Challenge”.  The Challenge walks typically have a short and long course … Continue reading

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A snowy tarp camp in the Peak District

I do like camping in cold weather.  With the right clothes, gear and shelter a wintry camp is very refreshing and much more pleasant than camping in the damp weather we get so much of in the later months of … Continue reading

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Minera / Esclusham bivi

When considering how to open this blog post, I had a quick look back at a previous post and realised I was going to say exactly the same thing: love sleeping outside ….. very busy …. no time for long … Continue reading

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