Category Archives: Walking

Walks with my earworms

One thing I like about being out in the wilds is the lack of man-made noise.  No cars, machinery, television, people ….. just me and the wind, the birds, flowing water…… and the annoying tunes which get stuck in my … Continue reading

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Two bothies and a bivi in mid Wales – Part 2

The door to the snug opened and two huge rucksacks entered the room.  I’d had ten seconds notice of the new arrivals so it was the two young men, rather than me, who were surprised to find they had company.  … Continue reading

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Two bothies and a bivi in mid Wales – Part 1

I’d known for ages that I’d have the whole Christmas and New Year period off work, so I’d had a while to plan a winter trip to mid Wales.  Snow, ice, cold …. would I need my axe and crampons?  … Continue reading

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Mountain Warehouse Turku Showerproof Womens Softshell Jacket – Review

I’ve never used any Mountain Warehouse gear and I’ve never had a softshell jacket so when they offered me the chance to review something I thought about which features would be most useful on a light, showerproof jacket and chose … Continue reading

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Too much chocolate leads to bad wind

Work commitments meant most of The Rabble were already one day into the expedition by the time I arrived in Dollgellau.  After half a day of flat bimbling, they were too tired to wait in the pub for me (rotters!) … Continue reading

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TGOC2014 – A few last minute gear and food thoughts

Thanks to the 4-day weekend, I managed to squeeze in a 3-day/2-night walk and camp in the Berwyns with the aims of 1) walking a long way with a heavy weight on my back, and 2) trying out a few … Continue reading

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Stiles, gates and pubs

After a morning of chores and pottering I noticed that the weather was actually quite pleasant and I decided to go for a walk.  Leaving the house at 3pm I knew that the Seven Stars at Thornton Hough would give … Continue reading

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