A Golden Cap and a Filled-in Gap

A Golden Cap and a Filled-in Gap

A few days family camping offered an opportunity to fill-in a long-standing gap in the South West Coast Path, and was well-timed as a warm-up walk for this year’s main SWCP trip the following weekend. We headed down to Somerset, along a road we’ve travelled so many times that our car has its own special … Continue reading

Outing Some Gear

Outing Some Gear

I’ve got some stuff for sale. Some of it I’ve had quite a while, but most of it has actually not been used much – not because it’s crap, I’ve just been a very bad boy and bought lots of gear that I can’t possibly all use. Further details and photos of each item are … Continue reading

Out and About in Austria

Out and About in Austria

We almost didn’t make it to Austria, with a 45 minute journey to the airport taking 2 hours as we were forced to take to the country lanes to avoid the M25. We then found ourselves in the slowest check-in queue ever such that we actually checked-in after it had technically closed and arrived at … Continue reading

Cambrian Way – A few gear highlights

Cambrian Way – A few gear highlights

I’m posting a lot less about gear nowadays, but that doesn’t mean I’ve gone off it! I took a number of new or newish things to Wales with me and did a few things differently for this trip. Here’s how they did. Fuizion Freeze Dried Food Because I had stocks of other brands of food … Continue reading

Back on the Cambrian Way

Back on the Cambrian Way

It’s been over a year, but finally I’m getting back to the Cambrian Way. In a little over 10 days I’ve gone from not even considering doing it to impatience to get out there on the trail. The Lakes has had most of my attention for the last year, but happily now the balance is … Continue reading

The Liebster Award

I’d like to thank Gina (@CumbrianBlondie) for nominating me via her blog – The Adventures of Cumbrian Blondie. The Liebster Award was originally an idea to spread by word of mouth (or should that be word of type?) blogs with relatively low readerships – not because they’re crap, but more because people might not have … Continue reading

Beer and Bogs in Borrowdale

Beer and Bogs in Borrowdale

The Day After the Night Before No one had seemed that bothered about staying in the pub, helped by the live music act’s rather dubious renditions of what had up to that point been some well-loved songs, and so we all decamped to, errr camp. An evening sat around the camp, warding off midges and … Continue reading

The 10-in-10 (ish)

The 10-in-10 (ish)

The first thing I saw as I stepped off the bus at Rosthwaite, a stop short of where I ought to, was Eagle Crag, one of my most favourite fells, peering out from behind Rosthwaite Fell. This just reminded me that it’s ages since I’ve been to Borrowdale. Quite apart from the challenge itself, it … Continue reading