Category: Camping

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 3

Last night was the first night I’d had any company – the first night I was in an empty camp site and the next night I was in an empty bunk house. The camp site in Greenhead, Roam ‘n’ Rest, had filled up a bit after I returned from the...

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 2

Hadrians wall day 2 I had a 16 bed camping barn to myself last night, fitted with a kitchen, shower and TV it was like having an apartment to myself. It was great. I’m not sure if it would have been so great with even 4 or 5 other guests....

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 1

Hadrians wall day 1 Today started out as the perfect walking day. It was overcast but warm with no wind. I paid my poorly octopus (£6) to the site owner and I was on the path by 07:20. Brilliant. This first section of Hadrians Wall is a bit of a...

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Hadrian’s Wall Day 0

There’s an old saying that while the cats away the mice have a sneaky walk – or something like that. Well my wife flew off to Kenya today and once I’d dropped her at the airport I dashed home, finished packing my pack and jumped on a train to Carlisle....

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Wee beasties

This post relates to one I read from Peewiglet recently. With respect to keeping your inner tent door well and truly secured even when you’re not inside. This sounds like common sense and of course we all do it, but sometimes its easy to forget and we need a reminder....

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Weekend walk report

After a week of writer’s block I’ve finally managed to finish my walk report from last weekends backpacking trip with Tex Gore. We had an excellent weekend with hot muggy weather on the Saturday and cloud and mist and finally rain on the Sunday. We camped by Derwent Water on...

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Walk Report: Great Gable Day 2

  Date: 31st Aug 2008 Stats: 8.0 miles, 1300 feet Weather: Misty morning, sun coming out later, followed by rain showers Trig Points: 0 Fells: 0 Other Info: Tiny free car park at Hawes End Summary: Wild camp at Gillercombe Head, Fleetwith, Tramway to Honister, Yewcrag Quarries, Dalehead Tarn, Newlands...

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Walk Report: Great Gable Day 1

  Date: 30th Aug 2008 Stats: 13.0 miles, 3300 feet Weather: Cloudy but warm and muggy, some sunshine later, windy night Trig Points: 0 Fells: 0 Other Info: Tiny free car park at Hawes End Summary: Hawes End, Allerdale Ramble through Borrowdale to Seathwaite, Styhead Gill to Styhead, Great Gable...

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Weekend Wander – Part 2

I’ve spent a couple of hours with Tex this evening, bashing out routes and counter routes, options and alternatives until we finally agreed on what looks like an excellent, albeit quite tough itinerary for our first backpacking weekend. Day 1 runs from the little car park at Hawes End, just...

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Walk Report: Wharfedale Day 2

Date: 6th Apr 2007 Stats: 11.0 miles, 500 feet Weather: Blue skies, warm, no wind, no rain Trig Points: 3: TP4020 – Horse Head, TP3179 – Firth Fell, TP4811 – Middlesmoor Pasture Fells: 1: Horse Head Moor Other Info: Overnight parking in Kettlewell, using 2 tickets from the P&D machine...