Tag Archives: wild camping

A Quick Backpack on Kinder

My first backpack of the year was the last weekend in March.  I had been watching the weather forecast for this week and it looked like it was going to be a cracker. Beautiful spring weather but cold at night. … Continue reading

Posted in trip reports | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Video post – 3 days backpacking in the Lakes

Posted in General | Tagged , , | 12 Comments

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

Posted in General | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Knoydart trip Part 1

 Shiel Bridge to Loch Beag (and the trip up) Friday night/Saturday Despite ones best endeavours on planning and checking, things can go wrong, fortunately it did not go badly wrong and the trip whilst modified in its route at the … Continue reading

Posted in trip reports | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

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

Posted in trip reports | Tagged , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Trip Report – Traverse of Kinder Plateau and Bleaklow – Part 2

Day 2 – Thursday 28th October 2010 Start 8.15 Finish 18.00 27.9 Km (19 miles) I was packed away by quarter past eight and on my way, walking along the plateau edge past the rocks of Plym Chair and climbing … Continue reading

Posted in trip reports | Tagged , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Vaude Power Lizard UL tent

As reported in my last post, I now have my replacement Power Lizard UL tent (see previous post for reasons) and this weekend I have had chance to review the tent, post up pitching instructions and put out a couple … Continue reading

Posted in Gear | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Replacement Vaude Power Lizard UL tent

Back in February, I purchased one of these tents and I have been very impressed with the space, weight and speed of pitching.  I found out through a post on blogpackinglight that the end poles supplied on some of the … Continue reading

Posted in Gear | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A walk up Lingmell – 13th August

Left North Wales on Thursday, the weather was going to be rubbish in Snowdonia and therefore I abandoned my plans of doing the Snowdon Horse-shoe.  Looked at the iPhone app for Meteo Blue and found that the Lake District was … Continue reading

Posted in trip reports | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments