Regular viewers of the site will remember that in the last few months I have been involved with some kit videos for Karrimor. Thanks to Terry bnd I have been given the opportunity to appear in some more productions, this time for the outdoor manufacturer Vango. I have just returned home from a fantastic nights wild camping in Snowdonia, more precisely Carnedd Y Cribau overlooking the stunning Snowdon Horseshoe.
The afternoon and night spent on Carnedd Y Cribau is one I won’t forget in a hurry. The conditions were near perfect and we witnessed one of the most
I love wild camping, I’ve said this many times before in my posts. I love being up in the hills or out on the moors when everyone else has gone home. The freedom one feels while wild camping is like no other. You choose how long you want to walk, you choose when and where you want to pitch up. All that’s left to do then is to sit back and enjoy the views… Providing the weather is on your side
I’ve slept outdoors in many scenarios… I’ve camped on top of mountains, I’ve bivvyed under tarps in forests,
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 –
Walking is one of my biggest passions in life, the freedom and oneness with the landscape really appeal to me. I crave solitude at times when it comes to walking, sadly in the Peak District there are very few places that you can go to get away from the crowds. Over these last few years i’ve made it my mission to try and explore every corner of the Peak and seek out some new areas that I haven’t set foot before. As i’m from the Chesterfield area I mainly dedicated my walking time to the eastern or central areas of
There are some times when just one day out on the hills just isn’t enough.. well.. I suppose one day is never enough really when I come to think about it. I have been doing lots of day walks in the Peak District lately so I thought it was about time that I chucked my tent in my bag and headed out for 2 days. As luck would have it I had 2 days spare so I consulted my mate Andy and a plan was set.
Andy decided that he could join me for 2 days of walking and
I really enjoy getting out for the day for a big walk, its great to get up early and stretch the legs from sunrise to sunset. day walks always leave me with the same feeling though, sadness that its over so quickly and the need to get back out again as soon as possible. As daylight hours are now increasing the weather seems to be gradually improving from week to week, I though it was high time I dusted off the camping gear and headed out for a multi wander.
Day 1 of the West Highland Way started early and at completely the wrong end of the 100 mile stretch. We awoke this morning early at the Glen Nevis campsite as we had a train to catch from Fort William station at 07:45. It was raining as usual so we quickly chucked the tent in the boot of the car as they were both staying at Glen Nevis for the 5 days that we were due to be walking. We got our gear sorted and made our way along the road to the station as the rain started to ease.
West Highland Way 2011 is now less than 2 weeks away, this year it will just be Ray and I and we have been making the finishing touches to what gear we will be taking. As we had two days free we decided to go for a wander over a good distance and tackle some of the terrain we can expect again on the WHW this year. No need to go all the way to Scotland for that as Derbyshire has a lot to offer in terms of routes and terrain.
Wild Camping in the Peak District is something I haven’t done for a while, I suppose as its so close to home its easy enough to cover lots of distance on a day walk and still be home in time for tea. I’ve walked up Kinder Scout more times than I can remember but decided to go for a wander and see where I ended up. I started by getting the train from Chesterfield via Sheffield to Edale, something i’ve never done before so enjoyed the novelty of it.
The idea of this trip was sprung on me moments before departure, so it was pretty much a pack and go sort of exercise. Wayne & Keith came to pick me up at around 12:30 and we headed straight to Ambleside via Chesterfield for supplies. We arrived there at around 1800 and parked at Rydal which was the finishing point for tomorrow, we then walked back down the road to Ambleside.
After a quick refreshment stop we headed for the starting point which was Nook End Farm NY376054, While there we met a really nice chap called Phillip Lader