Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wild Boar Fell trip

Route taken: Sunday :25th March 2012 Moorcock Inn- B6259- footbridge over Railway-Ford at Flust Gill-Swarth Fell Pike-Swarth Fell-Wild Boar Fell – Sand Tarn (9.5km- 6 miles) Monday: 26th march 2012 Sand Tarn-The Nab-Low Dolphinsty-Little Fell-Footbridge over Railway-High Cocklake-Pendragon Castle-Shoregill-Thrang Bridge-Pennine … Continue reading

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A view from my tent (this time with a photograph)

I was out Sunday and today walking and backpacking around Wild Boar Fell. I sent a post last night using my iPhone but the photo didn’t attach properly or is it the WordPress app? Anyway here it is. A fantastic wild camp … Continue reading

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View from my tent

Away today and tomorrow in Yorkshire Dales. Beautiful warm day.

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Brazilian Tarp Hat

What you ask me are one of those? Well a cool looking bush hat made from recycled tarpaulins from trucks that travel the red dust roads from Southern Brazil up to the Amazon Basin in the North.  Each hat is … Continue reading

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Review of Fizan Compact Trekking Poles

After one of my Leki Trekking Poles basically fell apart, I looked around for some new ones. I decided on a pair of Fizan Compact Poles, attracted to both the claim that they are the lightest 3 section Trekking pole … Continue reading

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A new addition to the family

I was asked to post up a photo of my eldest son’s new Labrador pup for the dog mad Chrissie  from Chrissie Dixie blog . The pup is 14 weeks old and is called Bramble. Here she is with my Jack Russell dogs. … Continue reading

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I think WordPress is playing up

Just noticed on my last post – Alport Castles, that my original draft was published rather than my edited version. I apologise if you read the first version as there was probably quite a few errors in it. I have … Continue reading

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Alport Castles

Walked -11th March 2012.  Distance 10 miles (16km). Total ascent 2368 ft (722m). Time taken  4 hours 45 minutes. Route taken: Fairholmes car park-Lockerbrook Farm- Alport Castles- The Tower-Alport Farm-Snake Pass-Upper Ashop-Blackley Clough-Hagg Farm- Lockerbrook Farm-Fairholme car park My jet … Continue reading

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New page added to my blog

Whilst I am still in US mode, I have finally got around to publish a trips abroad page.  First up on this is a family trip to the Western part of the USA a few years back. I have some … Continue reading

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Death Valley

The journey from Las Vegas started in a sea of traffic, steadily making our way along the I15 North through suburbs housing the croupiers, cocktail waitresses and bar-men employed by the casinos that line “The Strip”.  Soon we were out … Continue reading

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