Monthly Archives: April 2012

CPRE and wind farms

I was glad to see in today’s Sunday Times, that CPRE ( The Campaign to Protect Rural England) is taking a much stronger line regarding the siting of wind farms.  As a member of this organisation I was beginning to … Continue reading

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Are these the most luxurious toilet facilities on a campsite?

Normally my bathroom facilities look like this on my backpacking trips. Mary and I went away for the weekend in the motorhome, visiting a national trust property and taking it easy. Not the greatest of weather, but I was greatly … Continue reading

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Six month usage review of Cioch trousers

Paramo for me is the ideal winter clothing being warm, waterproof ( if treated with Nikwax), comfortable and hard wearing.  I have the excellent 3rd Element jacket and with it’s zip off sleeves you can extend the season further into … Continue reading

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Great Whernside – last of the winter snow?

Date of walk – 7th April 2012. Distance 15km (9.75 miles) Total ascent 540 m (1770 ft). Time: 5 1/2 hours. Route Taken: Kettlewell – Dowber Gill Beck- Providence Pot- Summit trig of Great Whernside-Blackfell Top-Black Dike hole-Nidd Head-  Gate … Continue reading

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