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Kenya 2022 with Camps International

I am sat perched on a rock under a star spangled African sky, the air is cool now the sun has dropped behind the distant range of hills separated by an acacia studded red earth plain. I can see the flickering tongues of flame of the campfire and somewhere in the distance I can hear

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A recent round-up

I am pretty sure that around this time of year every year I write a post musing on the infrequency of my blog updates and here, in 2022, we are again. We have entered the “silly season” where life in the outdoor industry is manic…..but we love manic! Covid was a difficult time for the

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Walking The Avon Valley Path

It’s always great to have the opportunity to explore an area that you are unfamiliar with, there’s the sense of adventure and the excitement of learning something new. Here at Come walk with me UK we have become increasingly excited by walking long distance footpaths, whilst we still love the buzz of scaling a mountain

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Kit Review- Fjern Vandring Hoodie

Manafacturer’s page Well, it’s time for one more kit review from my stash of Fjern kit. It looks, from the weather forecast that the Orkan is going to get a thorough workout on Snowdon tomorrow, but this is a review from the Scottish National Trail last week where my new Vandring Hoodie got plenty of

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Scottish National Trail Week One with Thistle Trekking

Here is a copy of the blog I have just written for Thistle Trekking after completing the first week of the Scottish National Trail with a group of Thistle trekkers. The route runs all the way from Kirk Yetholm to Cape Wrath a distance of over five hundred miles and Thistle will be running two

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#MarchforDoddie. Trekking the High Atlas

Doddie Weir was a legend as a rugby player, a towering presence in the Scottish second row he was once described by the legendary commentator Bill McLaren as being “On the charge like a mad giraffe”….he was also widely regarded as one of the most likeable men in rugby and so when, after his playing

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2022

This was written a week or two ago and I then completely forgot to post it 😉 Well, it’s 2022 and we are in the teeth of Storm Franklin, the third named storm to be battering Britain in the last week. It’s been a pretty quiet Winter here at Come walk with me towers after

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Walking the Anglesey Coastal Path

Leg three of the Land of My Fathers project was the Anglesey Coastal Path, a long distance path in it’s own right that covers 130 miles of mostly coastal walking. I have to confess to having visited Anglesey very rarely in spite of it’s proximity to Manchester with my visits being restricted to a few

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Land of my Fathers Project Part one

So, some of you may have noticed that the website has been a little quiet of late, the reason for that is that I have been undertaking a significant personal challenge which I have thought about for a number of years but which Covid gave me the impetus to undertake. I spent September, October and

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The Land of my Fathers Project

On August 31st I am going to walk the very short distance from Sedbury Cliffs, on the banks of the River Severn, into Chepstow accompanied (if all goes to plan) by my Dad and Thalia. This walk of around two miles will set me off on the Offa’s Dyke Path and will be the first

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