Monthly Archives: September 2011

Trip Report – Bilsdale Circuit, North York Moors, North Yorkshire, England – 24/25th September

Total of 47km (29.2 miles) walked with a height gain of 1320m (4331 feet) Route taken Saturday 24th September Laskill Bridge- Woolhouse Croft-Low Ewe Cote-Crow Nest-Moor Gate-Round Hill-Sour Milk Hills- Bilsdale Mast-Meggy Mire-Noon Hill-Stoney Wicks-Carlton Banks-Cringle Moor-Cold Moor  – 26km … Continue reading

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Update – About Me

I have updated the about me page, which is reproduced below. I hope this will be of interest to younger readers as it contains some details of what equipment I used to have some 38 years ago !! I have … Continue reading

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Long term review of the Vaude Power Lizard UL tent

I have owned this tent for 18 months (purchased early February 2010) and was probably one of the first people to own this tent in the UK. In this period I have slept in the tent around 15 nights, not … Continue reading

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Hurricane hits Britain – great for a tent test !

Well the remnants of Hurricane Katia, but the news casters love a headline.  So very strong winds were forecast today. This morning I set up my Vaude Power Lizard and Hilleborg Soulo in our nearest field and the wrong side … Continue reading

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First Impressions – Berghaus Knoydart Jacket

This is the 2nd post of this as it seems that for some reason it may not have  posted properly: I was contacted by Adam Smith of Go Outdoors to see if I would be interested in testing some gear. … Continue reading

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Initial impressions of demonstration tents at the Monsal Meet

Gareth from Webtogs, Dave from My Outdoors and Ali from Terra Nova brought along some tents as mentioned in my recent post on the Monsal meet.  Terra Nova tents I know well, but the two Nemo tents which Gareth set … Continue reading

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