Tagged: backpacking

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A Light in the Darkness

I would probably describe myself as a 3-season backpacker. I much prefer the longer walking days of the months between April and September, the relatively better weather (pah!) and the fact that you’re not confined to your tent for anything up to 16 hours. This year has been a bit...

Misty camp on Kinder Low, either side of the path 2

A Weekend Sacrifice

The Oxford Dictionary defines sacrifice as “An act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy”. It also includes an alternative definition of “an act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to a deity”...

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One of our sheepdogs is missing!

We approached the gate tentatively, the large, snarling, barking yellow dog ensured that we weren’t going to go through it, and called through the open kitchen door to a woman washing the dishes. The barking of the yellow hound kicked off a ruckus of noise from a kennel block behind...

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Autumn Weekend Wander – 2009

What seems to becoming an annual ritual is about to kick off in a few minutes – just enough time to pen this “Out of Office” for anyone interested. Tex Gore and I are off to Wales for a 3 day wander around the Arenigs – as soon as he...

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Backpackers Deodorant

I have always ummed and ahhed about taking deodorant with me when I backpack – it seems like such a luxury and I’d rather use the weight for something more luxurious to be quite honest – like a nice Scotch in a little hip flask for example. And let’s face...

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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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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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Weekend Wander

Tex and I both have permission from our spouses to go wandering all weekend, so we’re off to the Lakes (probably) for an overnight backpacking trip. It will be the first I’ve done since May and the first Tex has done since leaving the Cubs 🙂 Choice, as usual, is...

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Wild Camping

I write this lying in my tent on my first wild camp. Its currently 7.33pm on Thursday 5th April and I couldn’t have asked for better weather to lose my camping cherry with, the sun has shone on me all afternoon and the wind has been fairly mild. I have...

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Bits & Bob’s

No, thats not a punctuation error in the title of this entry, its a pun, which you may spot if you read on a bit further. My kit list is looking remarkably complete, albeit virtually. I have kit on back order that still hasn’t been delivered, which is very frustrating,...