Category Archives: Walking

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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Pre-TGOC Daunder 2017 – Part 2

In the morning, as usual, I felt the inside of my flysheet for condensation so that I could dry it off before I packed up.  Hm? That’s odd ….. no condensation.  The wind had dropped, so there should be some.  … Continue reading

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Pre-TGOC Daunder 2017 – Part 1

I’ve never been on a Daunder before.  I’ve read about them;  I’ve seen the photos; but I’ve never actually been – so I was excited and honoured to receive the invitation email.  This year, Messrs Lambert and Sloman had hired … Continue reading

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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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