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Walk Report: High Street & High Raise

  Date: 28th Apr 2007 Stats: 11.0 miles, 3300 feet Weather: Fine, clear day, windy and cold on tops, no rain Trig Points: 1: TP0693 – High Street Fells: 7:

Walks

Walk Report: Langdale Pikes

Date: 21st Apr 2007 Stats: 8.0 miles, 3000 feet Weather: Low cloud to start, clearing as the day progressed, mild, no rain Trig Points: 1: TP3803 – High Raise Fells:

Walks

Project Wainwright 2007

Well what a marvellous week of weather we’ve had up here in Cheshire, its been sunny all week, with no rain and very little wind to speak of. I was

Walks

Walk Report: Easedale Horseshoe

  Date: 14th Apr 2007 Stats: 9.0 miles, 2700 feet Weather: Warm and dry, becoming very warm, hazy atmosphere Trig Points: 0 Fells: 4: Tarn Crag (Easdale), Calf Crag, Gibson

Gear

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

Gear

On-line Outdoor Retailers

A short entry, I just wanted to jot down a few thoughts about online retailers, especially the “outdoor” ones. In my experience, there are three categories of these; great, awful

General

Nothing worse than dog shit?

In some respects, I’m very fortunate in where I live, although I’m in the middle of the Cheshire plain with hardly a hill for miles around, I have a load

Walks

Walk Report: Gunnerside

Date: 17th Mar 2007 Location: Yorkshire Dales Distance: 12.0 miles Ascent: 2000 feet Time: 4 hrs 10 mins Weather: Starting cloudy and cool, clearing and warming as the day progressed

Gear

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

Gear

The Stove

The stove selection process was even easier than that of the sleeping bag. I know nothing about camping stoves – nothing at all. Therefore I have no idea what to

Gear

The Sleeping Bag selection

Selecting my sleeping bag was probably one of the easier kit selections I had to make for this backpacking equipment. It certainly had the shortest shortlist in my notebook. I

Gear

Selecting a tent

With a target weight of 7.5Kg and a budget of £500, the key word that springs to mind is compromise. In general terms, the lighter the piece of kit, the

Gear

Camping

I’ve always poo poo’d the idea of camping, which to me was the idea of spending a week in a tent in the middle of a muddy field full of

Long Distance Paths

About getting fit again

I remember at the end of the C2C last May, thinking “I’ve not been this fit since I left school”. I used to run cross country for the school at

Walks

Walk Report: Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Ribblehead

Date: 27th Aug 2006 Stats: 10.5 miles, 2300 feet Weather: Overcast, misty on top, warm, no wind, no rain Trig Points: 1: TP5414 – Pen-y-Ghent Fells: 1: Pen-y-Ghent Other Info:

Walks

Walk Report: Smearsett Scar from Stainforth

  Date: 26th Aug 2006 Stats: 12.0 miles, 3000 feet Weather: Slightly overcast, warm, no wind, no rain Trig Points: 1: TP6033 – Smearsett Scar Fells: 0 Other Info: Parking

Long Distance Paths

Coast to Coast 2006

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