Peak District – Bivvy Wild Camp in the Dark Peak

In this video my friend Jay and I set out from Hope and head up the old Roman Road towards the forest surrounding Wooler Knoll. We had come to visit a spot that I'd camped at in my Wild Country Zephyros a few years ago but this time we had arrived armed with our bivvy bags. I was testing out my new Alpkit Hunka XL and Jay was in his trusty Army Issue Goretex bag. I've been very happy with the Hunka so far and I'm looking forward to seeing how long it lasts in comparison to my 10 year old Read more [...]

Peak District – Winter Camp at Crookstone Knoll on Kinder Scout

This weeks mini Peak District adventure was a last minute winter wild camp at Crookstone Knoll on Kinder Scout. I spotted a nice little weather window so packed my kit and headed to Hope. I walked up via the Roman Road to Hope Cross as fast as my legs could carry me as it was a race against time. I had initially planned that I would be up at my camp spot ready for sunset but sadly time was against me during the day and I had set off a little later than I wanted to. The sun was dipping Read more [...]

Peak District – Thirst House Cave – Bivvy Wild Camp

So, I've got a few items on a list of places and situations I'd like to wild camp in. One of my aims for 2015 was to camp up a tree, when I say camp up a tree I probably mean just sling up a hammock somewhere high up in th branches and sleep there for the night. Another item on my list was to sleep in a cave, that cave was to be Thirst House (also known as Hob Thirst's) and the time was to be tonight. My friends Ray, Jay and I headed for Chelmorton where we left the car then walked down Deep Dale Read more [...]

Peak District – Wild Camping – Dovedale Tarp & Bivvy

In this video I meet up with my friend Rich for an overnighter on a hill above Dovedale, a #MicroAdventure style trip. we met up at Ilam and had a great walk through Dovedale to Milldale and then went for a few beverages at the George Inn at Alstonefield while we waited for the day walking crowds to disperse. At around we 8pm we made our way back to Dovedale and found a fantastic little spot overlooking the dale itself. A great night was had and we awoke to a fantastic display of cloud and mist Read more [...]

Peak District – Winter Tarp & Bivvy Wild Camp on White Edge

This video sees my friend Graeme (aka Black73Cat) and I head out for a windy and wintry wild camp on White Edge in the glorious Peak District. We had planned this overnighter around a week earlier but in the days leading up to it the UK was battered by high winds. I had my Terra Nova Adventure 2 Tarp again and it was the first outing for my Osprey Exos 48 bag that I purchased before Christmas. It was also the first outing for my new hand grip for the GoPro that my friend Matt kindly made for Read more [...]

Peak District – Wild Camping – White Edge

Discreetly pitched up on White Edge As is usually the way with my shift patterns, the great weather comes when I'm at work and the rain arrives just in time for my days off. Well, it certainly feels that way at times and this week was no exception. My mate Ray and I managed to select perhaps the best day however to head out for a wild camp this week. The plan was to find a forest somewhere, pitch the tents, hang a tarp, then relax and enjoy the surroundings regardless of the weather. This was still the plan as we drove towards Read more [...]

Peak District – Wild Camping – Grindslow Knoll on Kinder Scout

The GoPro Hero 3 shooting a sunset Time Lapse It's the school holiday's, the weather is getting better, so that means only one thing.... Convince my daughter that the best way to spend an evening is up a mountain somewhere. As it's Peak Routes, that somewhere is naturally the Peak District, The Glorious Peak District. Let me tell you folks, the UK's First National Park certainly lived up to the title of Glorious once again on this overnight trip. It took us around an hour to get up to the top of Grindslow Knoll, I didn't want Read more [...]

Peak District – Wild Camping – Mermaid’s Pool

My daughter and I walked up on to Kinder Scout to wild camp at a spot I'd wanted to revisit for a long while... The Legendary Mermaid's Pool. I went in search of the mermaid in order to be granted eternal life, sadly she was nowhere to be seen 🙂 Amy used my trusty Wild Country Zephyros 1 and I used a Terra Nova Discovery Bivvy with a Competition Tarp. Just a quick note.. I've had a few questions about my nose injury. It was a very rock n roll accident, I was hit in the face by the clothes Read more [...]

Peak District – Wild Camping – Shining Tor

It's always great to get out in the Peak District, even if it's only for a very short time. A few of my twitter friends had planned a 2 day walk in the western Peak and I couldn't resist the temptation to join them for at least one night. I finished work at 19:00, met them at the Cat & Fiddle, camped up on Shining Tor in my trusty Army Goretex Bivvy Bag, awoke at 04:45 and then headed to work for 07:00. It was a great night with great company. Read more [...]

Peak District – Limestone Way – Matlock to Castleton

Ever since my journey along the southern half of the Pennine Way (The Pennine Way – 7 Days from Edale to Thwaite – April 2013) I've been trying to get out wild camping as much as possible. I love the freedom of being able to pitch anywhere (with in reason) and enjoy my surroundings. I have been out on numerous trips since the Pennine Way but nothing with much mileage, I've just been heading out from home on my bike or parking my car in the Peak District. I've had a #MicroAdventure, I've spent Read more [...]