This video is a quick review of the Wild Country – Zephyros 1 Lite which is made by Terra Nova in the UK. I compare it with my trusty standard Zephyros and highlight some of the changes that have been made to make the Lite Lighter My friend Ray and I wild camped up at Grindslow Knoll on Kinder Scout and enjoyed a great evening. If you would like to find out more about either of these tents you can head over to http://www.Terra-Nova.co.uk
This is a short video of an evening I spent speechless due to the stunning views from Kinder Scout, I had intended to Wild Camp in my bivvy but the heavens opened and the thunder arrived. I decided I didn’t fancy being up high with thunder and lightening around so I headed off at around 1am
The Vale of Edale
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I love an adventure, anywhere, anything, you name it, I’ll give it a whirl. I always really look forward to getting out and about where ever my bank balance and time off work will allow. A 1 or 2 week trip in Scotland walking Munros, a long weekend in the Lake District ticking off a few Wainwrights or half the Pennine Way .
However, it doesn’t always have to be an “epic”, that word is ridiculously over used now days it seems. Just a single night out will sometimes do, a
This is an HD video of my Pennine Way adventure in April 2013, we walked for 7 Days from Edale to Thwaite and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I uploaded a lot of this footage in daily updates but this is the full HD version. Thank you to everyone who followed at the time and I hope to venture back again soon to tick of the northern half of this great trail. In the next few weeks I will be updating the existing Pennine Way posts with images from my DSLR. I will
Episode 9 of the Peak Routes Podcast features a walk in some excellent wintery conditions. I headed to Win Hill & Hope Cross in the Snow, it was a stunning day and I had great fun creating lots of media to share. I started at the Yorkshire Bridge Inn at Ladybower in the Peak District. I then head up to the top of a windswept Win Hill and through the snow drifts to Hope Cross. I then forge may way down through the forest and back along the banks of the Ladybower reservoir.
A walk starting at the Yorkshire Bridge Inn at Ladybower in the Peak District.I head up to the top of a windswept Win Hill and then through the snow drifts to Hope Cross. I then forge may way down through the forest and back along the banks of the Ladybower reservoir. View the blog post for this walk at Peak District – Win Hill & Hope Cross in the Snow.
Today’s walk was to be a relatively short one, I had limited time and I knew that my progress would be slowed slightly by the snow, the starting point was to be the Yorkshire Bridge Inn at Ladybower and thankfully the roads leading here were open today too. We have had a pretty heavy amount of snow in the last few days which has made a lot of roads impassable and many of the roads I used today were closed until 7am. Thankfully I managed to make it to the parking spot, getting kitted up and then get on my
UPDATE – We are meeting between 15:00 & 15:30 at the Old Nags Head on Wednesday the 10th
Some may have spotted my announcement that in April I will be undertaking a journey along the Pennine Way, I also mentioned that my friend Chris and I are hoping it will turn in to a very social event. I wrote a quick note in my previous post giving an open invitation to anyone who wishes to join us, In order to let people know where we will be I promised a rough itinerary. The very rough route plan is as follows….
A few weeks ago I mentioned that my friend Chris (@PilgrimChris) and I would be walking the Cape Wrath Trail in Scotland. It is a stunning route starting in Fort William which weaves its way up to the most north western tip of Scotland at the Cape itself. As things often do in life, plans change, new ideas form and opportunities present themselves. So I’m writing this post to say that this coming April, Chris and I will be tackling the Pennine Way. Many reasons have promoted us to decide to postpone the CWT adventure and hopefully I’ll be able
I really love walking places I’ve never been before and seeing sights I’ve never seen. A lot of my inspiration has come from looking across a valley while out walking, seeing a feature on a map or hearing stories from other walkers. Today’s inspiration came when looking across from Margery Hill while I did a loop of Ladybower, I spotted a great rock formation off in the distance and the clumps of gritstone in question are located at Crow Stones Edge. I plotted a quick route last night, sent it off to my mate Andy and we arranged to meet