Category Archives: General

A different landscape

This is different from my posts about mountains and wild places. This is  a post about gentle rolling hills and places in and around the Lincolnshire Wolds, where I live. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and far from the … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Outdoor Gear

I came across a gem of a website back in 2010 and posted about it then. A lengthy discussion was had last week about gear from the 70’s and 80’s.   I am re-posting this  as the link has changed … Continue reading

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Off to the Lakes

I am off today to the Lakes for a five day backpack involving two big loops from Keswick. I am looking forward to this and meeting friends on the fells after two days walking.  I will be taking a new … Continue reading

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Mountain for sale

  According to newspaper reports and the BBC, the 8th Earl of Lonsdale is selling Blencathra in the Lake District, an ionic mountain for many walkers.  The  £1.75 m price tag is to help settle  a £9 million inheritance tax … Continue reading

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Further Vaude Power Lizard mods

In many ways the Power Lizard is a great little tent – it weighs just over a kilo, bags of room for one and pitches quickly.  Since owning this tent I have carried out some modifications to improve on the … Continue reading

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Backpacking in Britain

I noticed last night that Geoff C after a long absence has posted up two new trips on his excellent Backpacking in Britain website. It looks like  you cannot any longer access the blog part of website however.  Always a … Continue reading

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Still about but no walking yet

It is amazing how fast time flies and it is 4 months since I last posted anything on my blog. Lots of stuff has prevented me from getting out and about and even finding much time to read other blogs … Continue reading

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