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TGOC2015 – Dornie to Catterline – A quick look back

My 2015 TGO Challenge walk across Scotland (my ninth) went pretty much to plan.  I did not fall in any rivers, or slide down any mountains or even get lost to any great degree.  The weather was not extreme (mainly) … 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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Vango Firefly 20 Rucksack – Review

This rucksack was given to me free of charge by Silverfox Travel & Outdoors Silverfox allowed me to choose anything from their daysack range for this review and I spent ages deciding which one to go for.  Should I try … Continue reading

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Berghaus Freeflow 25 + 5 Rucksack – Review

This rucksack was given to me free of charge for the purpose of review. The Berghaus Freeflow 25 + 5 rucksack‘s swing tag describes it as a “fully featured lightweight daysac ideal for hill walking and long treks”.  However, my … Continue reading

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Tent review – Hi Gear Soloista – First night out

The good thing about Summer is that you can do a full day at work and still have enough daylight left for a walk and camp.  After (fruitlessly) studying rail and bus timetables, I jumped in the car and headed … Continue reading

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Tent review – Hi Gear Soloista Backpacking Tent – Initial Impressions

This tent was given to me, free of charge, by Go Outdoors.  All opinions are my own. I love tents so I was quite excited when Go Outdoors asked me to review the Hi Gear Soloista.  My main backpacking tents … Continue reading

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Llandegla Forest in Inov-8s and neoprene socks (Gear review)

A 9 mile walk around a very wet Llandegla Forest was the best I could manage for a “Christmas Walk” this year, but the weather was far from Christmassy.  Expecting heavy rain, which arrived by early afternoon, I set off … Continue reading

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