Monthly Archives: July 2011

Arrived at Poolewe

After a day and a bit driving we arrived at Poolewe in the North West Of Scotland to do some walking,kayaking & general relaxing. Weather is not too bad and scenery superb. Will look to post up some trip reports … Continue reading

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A Year in Outdoor Blogging Land

It is a year since I started my blog and a revelation it has been. A few years ago I felt that writing an outdoor blog was not what it was all about, that one should be out there walking  … Continue reading

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Act now to save the ‘Right to Roam’ in our countryside.

I understand from a recent piece in “Trail” that there is potential for the CRoWA (The Countryside Rights of Way Act 2000 to be repealed or watered down to a voluntary code.  The Cabinet Office’s Red Tape Challenge is an … Continue reading

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Sort of packrafting !

This morning, I decided to do a bit more on my own, testing the Z-Pro’s ability as a solo craft rather than  a double.  ( see previous post for the Z-Pro used as a double). The idea was to pack … Continue reading

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Kayaking this weekend

Many years ago from the age of 11 until 20 I did quite a bit of canoeing; often going on canoe camping trips.  We are as a family going to Scotland for a couple of weeks this summer to do  … Continue reading

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Ultra heavyweight last weekend!

People who follow my blog will know that my wife has had a hell of a time of it after breaking her leg 20 months and the complications that has followed afterwards.  We decided to have a day or so … Continue reading

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New Gore-Tex Active Shell Jackets – are they only suitable for alpine use?

Yesterday I had to do a presentation to one of my customers at a hotel on the Cotswold Water Park complex.   Next door was the original Cotswolds Outdoor store, so with a bit of spare time before my drive back … Continue reading

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TGO and Trail Blaze

I continue to be impressed by the revamped TGO.   The layout, artwork and photography is to a high standard and it is I think leaving Trail far behind. Apart from the gear reports, walking routes and Chris Townsend’s section, … Continue reading

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