Monthly Archives: August 2011

Squeeze & stir

There is a certain chill in the air this week and thoughts move towards the impending autumn and winter.  Soup is a great warmer on a autumn or winter backpack, but the dehydrated versions are usually not that good and … Continue reading

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Backpackers/Bloggers Social Meet 26-28th August

Just back from the Social Meet held near Monsal Head, Derbyshire which was organised by Terrybnd This was a relaxed and informal meet with like-minded people in the White Peak with some key manufacturers and retailers coming along to share … Continue reading

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Trip report- 9th August 2011 -Bidean nam Bian & Lost Valley of Glen Coe

Route : Glen Coe Campsite- A82-Loch Achtriochtan- The chasm of An t-stron – An t-stron –Stob Coire nan Beith -Bidean nam Bian- Lost Valley of Glen Coe-Meeting of the Three Waters- Achtriochtan-A82- Glen Coe Campsite In sharp contrast to my … Continue reading

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A visit to the outdoor gear manufacturer Cioch

On our way back through Skye we stopped at the shop and manufacturing unit of Cioch.  The company is a specialist outdoor clothing manufacturer and retailer. The shop is situated above the manufacturing unit where all the garments are made, … Continue reading

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Trip Report – Day walk – 4th August 2011 – Kernsary & Spidean nan Clach

Trip Report – Day walk – 4th August 2011 –  Kernsary & Spidean nan Clach Route Taken – Poolewe Camping and Caravanning Site – Kernsary Loch – Kernsay-Kernsay Forest – Lochan nan Caber – Coire nan Dearcag – Spidean nan … Continue reading

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Back from Scotland

Excellent 12 days spent in Scotland with the family, some walking, kayaking and relaxing.  Generally the weather was good allowing some time on the wonderful beaches of the North West of Scotland and visiting places such as Inverewe Gardens.  We … Continue reading

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Kayaking on Loch Ewe.

Our campsite in Poolewe (NorthWest Scotland – latitude 57 degrees N) is next to Loch Ewe a large sea loch and we just have to walk our kayaks across the road to launch them. On the first day (Monday) I … Continue reading

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