Going anywhere spontaneously in the UK by using public transport is a crime. It would seem the punishment is a hefty fine. With the train costing almost £100 to reach my destination I opted for the “budget bus” alternative. The Brecon Beacons East Section would serve my needs as a suitable backdrop for a spring time hike.Read more
February can have a reputation for some grim conditions especially when you are high up on the moors. However the forecast had clear skies and bright sunshine for a blissful week. I present early spring on Dartmoor.Read more
Three days spent walking though the great scenery of North Wales and sleeping in a bivi. Hiked the Glyderau and explored a little of Twll Du. Packing a light sleep system enables you to move with ease and not be weighed down with a large pack.Read more
Snow, rain, 50mph winds, a rainbow. The weather playing out it’s drama across the bleak tors and ancient woodland of North Dartmoor, you cannot help but be affected deeply. Everywhere you look there is detail and an ever changing landscape in which to travel through and sleep in.Read more
A two day hike and camp in Dartmoor.
This very special place always leaves a deep impression within the visitor. Staying a night on top the moors is the perfect way to experience the landscape in its many forms.Read more
Making the effort to leave the routine is always worth it and sometimes its hard. I think our bodies are naturally inclined to stay in the warmth and reside in the predictable but to balance this there is this inner drive to leave it all behind. The added bonus of a meteor shower helped too. This would be a lovely trip in the Black Mountains in Autumn.Read more
Lets get something out the way first. Sleeping in a bivi does require a special type of person. Either you are very hardy and able to cope with claustrophobia. Or someone who is foolhardy enough to cope with rolling around in the dark while accidentally trapped inside their bivi because they cannot find the zip in the dark. Here is our review and field test of the Rab Ridge Raider Bivi.
The bivi experience is dark, cramped and probably a bit damp so why do I use them?
A short video showing of the features of this special place.Read more
I think anywhere you go it’s important to calmly sit by a camp fire and look into the flames as they change in subtle ways. From place to place and country to country with different woods from all over the world.Read more