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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 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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Three Peaks in Three Days

The Three Peaks Challenge is probably one of the best known walking/adventure challenges undertaken regularly in the UK today. For many people it is the ultimate physical mountain challenge and a hugely successful event that raises large amounts of money for many charitable causes. For others it puts huge pressure on the mountains, leads to

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Our favourite mountains Chapter 5- Tryfan

There’s something special about a pointy mountain, the kind of thing that you drew as a child when somebody asked you to draw a picture of “the purple headed mountain” when you were at Sunday School. Perhaps the most famous of all these triangular peaks is the Matterhorn, it’s distinctive shape has led to numerous

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Our Favourite Mountains- Chapter one-Snowdon

We are aiming to make the most of the Covid 19 lockdown by keeping you inspired with words and images and we are kicking this off with the first in a series of essays about some of our favourite peaks. The order they appear isn’t a ranking and hopefully after reading about them you will

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Another round up!

Well, the year continues to race on and the first half of July has seen us engaged on a variety of activities here , there and everywhere. It’s only a couple of days til I head off to Tanzania with Camps International and West Hill School which is very exciting but the last couple of

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Walking in Pembrokeshire

When I was a lad we took a family camping holiday to Marloes in Pembrokeshire. It was a distinctly old-school type of camping with a huge, heavy bright orange canvas tent that my Dad stowed in the ominously named “coffin”, a wooden box of his own construction, in the boot. We had a loo tent

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Silly Season

And breathe……well, the blog has (yet again) taken the hit as the season has got busier and busier and busier…..but who are we to complain? The sun has been shining, the sky has been blue and hundreds of people have been hitting the hills on events run by or worked on by the awesome team

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