Tag Archives: camping

Making the downhill bits a little easier

I fancied a night away in the tent and decided to see if it was possible to carry everything I need for camping on my bike.  When I go away for just one night, I try to reduce the weight … Continue reading

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TGOC2015 The End – Catterline

I’m at Catterline after finishing my 9th TGO Challenge. The last couple of days were good. There was a friendly crowd in Charr Bothy and I walked with them for most of yesterday until they turned South in the direction … Continue reading

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Minera Mountain bivi camp – and sore feet

After last week’s excessively detailed planning list, it was time to stop talking and get walking.  I threw a few things in a rucksack….. well, sort of.  I threw a few things in a rucksack on Friday night then tipped … Continue reading

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TGO Challenge 2014 – How did it go?

I am so hungry.  After 13 days of hills, bogs and long days and eating any food I could lay my spork on, I am now so hungry.  I’ve lost nearly half a stone on this year’s Challenge – which … Continue reading

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Camping Cake (Recipe)

When I was a child our Summer Holidays were always spent camping on a farm.  Before we left home we would always make a few of these cakes to take with us.  Officially called “Tea Brack”, in our family it … Continue reading

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Tales of Herring-Do

Other reports of this trip are listed at the end of this post. We’d planned for a 4 day arduous winter expedition.  We knew that the snow had lain thick on the ground for months and that progress would be … Continue reading

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TGOC2012 – Day 12 – My Lord’s Throat to Udny Castle

As usual, I woke at first light and stuck my head out of the tent door; it looked like it was going to be a nice day. Walking before 8am – possibly for the first time this trip, despite my … Continue reading

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