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
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.
For a long time now I’ve been wanting to make a video featuring one of my favourite Peak District Edges. I’d had an idea a while ago about doing a time lapse from different angles, today was the day I finally got to do it. I firstly started by updating the firmware on my Canon 550D DSLR last night, I then applied the fantastic Magic Lantern upgrade. Magic Lantern is an enhancement atop of Canon’s firmware that frees your Canon DSLR, allowing you to use many useful features. It is an open (GPL) framework
I’ve been making videos while walking for some time now, They have been rather sporadically appearing and I realised that it was high time I made some more. This is an introduction to future videos i’m hoping to make in the Peak District. They will feature walking routes, places of interest and also the odd interview thrown in for good measure. I have gone for a very “Over The Top Epic” feel for this one but the future instalments will be of a more laid back nature
A video i’ve stitched together from my wild camp in the western Peak District. I set off from Flash then went via Three Shire Heads, the Cat & Fiddle, Shining Tor, Cats Tor, Errwood Reservoir in the Goyt Valley, Berry Clough and then camped on Axe Edge Moor. I enjoyed a stunning sunset, then great views of fireworks and beacons as the world celebrates the Queens Diamond Jubilee.
Once again I camped in my Terra Nova Wild Country Zephyros 1, You can read a review of this great tent here on Peak Routes –
Another week and another brand new route. I decided once again to head for the Birchin Clough car park on the Snake Road, this place has fast become a firm favourite for me. The area is just simply stunning. The beautiful pine forests with Kinder Scout lurking to the south makes for great viewing. Today however, the aim wasn’t Kinder, it was another peat covered favourite by the name of Bleaklow.
I set off from the Birchin Clough car park at around 10am and headed over the road down into the forest. I headed north following the river that
Welcome to the new Peak District Routes blog, the home of the forthcoming Peak Routes Podcast. Over the coming weeks I will be adding new content to the site and also some great routes that I have already documented on my personal website. I plan to record podcasts for each route that I do and make GPX files available which can be loaded into GPS devices.
The reason I decided to create this site is because I would like to promote the wonders of the Peak District. I have explored many corners of the Peak and would like to