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Review: Paramo Cascada Waterproof Trousers #2

Over the past few walks I’ve been wearing these trousers for Go Outdoors, who provided the trousers free to me in return for an un-biased review and a write-up on this blog. My first, initial review, can be found here. Since that time, I’ve worn them on three or four...

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Website Updates

I’ve been having a play with PHP and mySQL – for the non-techies out there – that’s not some super-dooper new waterproof fabric, it’s website scripting (PHP) and back-end database (mySQL) technology. It was a huge learning curve for me, helped immensely by my son, who is doing his Masters...

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Review: Paramo Cascada Waterproof Trousers

A few weeks ago,  I was asked by Go Outdoors if I’d like to review some waterproof trousers. I was told I could choose the ones I wanted from their range on the Interweb and the ones I selected were the Paramo Cascada Waterproof Trousers. I get to keep the...

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For Sale: My PDA for Digital Mapping

I’m selling my iPAQ 214 PDA that I’ve been using for the last 18-20 months as a GPS. It’s a top spec handheld PDA with a high resolution (640×480 pixels) 4inch screen. It runs Memory Map just fine and has served me well over the past couple of years. See...

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Coast to Coast 2011 – Full Journal

The full version of the journal with pictures added and spelling mistakes removed, is now available on the website: Coast to Coast 2011 This is an East to West account, taking 13 days in June. I often didn’t walk the traditional route between stops, so this may not be a...

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Review: Inov-8 Roclite 390GTX #3 (Final)

This is the third and final review of my Inov-8 Roclite 390 GTX boots – I know its the final review because they’ve just about fallen to pieces – they are completely unusable as walking boots. You can read the first two reviews here: Review One and here: Review Two....

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The Tributaries Walk

I’ve just sent my latest book for publishing – which sounds awfully grand – but isn’t really. It just means it’s been completed, formatted and proof read and is now submitted to the on-line printing service I use. This is a guide book for a walk through the Yorkshire Dales...

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Thanks Everyone!

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who’s commented on the blog over the last few days. I’m pleased you seemed to enjoy what I had to say and I really enjoyed reading them. I’ll try and answer all the questions you posed in the next couple of days once...

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Coast to Coast 2011: Day Thirteen

Friday 24th June – Ennerdale Bridge to St. Bees Today I shall mostly be trying not to embarrass myself by dancing to “Walk On Water” by Otis Taylor. The job’s done, holiday complete, I’ve tramped from one coast of England to the other; about 200 miles and 40,000 feet of...