Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Tent Review and More

  Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Tent Review The weather has been absolutely amazing in the last few weeks so it has been the perfect opportunity to try out our new Coleman Rocky Mountain 5 Tent. Considering the size of the pitched tent, this compacts down into a strong, zip up bag with carry handles, weighing 15.8kg and just 73cm x 30cm x 30cm in size. Sewn on the inside of the bag are the instructions for putting up the tent…

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding On The Cornish Coast

This is a really short little piece but I just had a few nice photos from one of this week’s SUP sessions that I’d like to share. We took my old Bodyglove SUP and my new Fatyak Samos SUP out for a splash around Maenporth Cove just outside Falmouth. If the North Coast is too big to get out for a paddle, then Maenporth is one of my go to places. Although not as exciting as North Coast beaches it…

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Peak District Scrambling – Red Brook Valley

We really wanted to experience the best of what the Peak District had to offer and decided that while staying at the Hayfield Caravanning and Camping site, we would head up to the highest point in the Peaks – Kinder Scout. After a bit of research to determine our route, we found the perfect one. This was a scramble up Red Brook Ravine, a good ascent between the River Kinder and the plateau above. This grade 1 scramble proved to…

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River Kayaking In Cornwall

Normally, sea kayaking is my thing and I love nothing more than being out on the kayak fishing or adventuring. This Saturday, however, things went slightly differently to a normal kayaking trip. As we drove towards a sheltered South Coast spot, we passed the River Kennel, which comes from the beautiful Kennel Vale. The river was at a really high state of tide and rather than having a grassy flood plain on either side, the water filled the whole valley.…

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Outdoor Gadgets Tested and Reviewed In The Peak District

I’m going to start my three gadget reviews off with the Primus TrailBreak EX Vacuum Bottle it’s a chunky, rough and rugged expedition bottle. There are a couple different sizes – 0.75L or 1L. I opted for the 0.75L option as when teamed up with a 1L bottle of water (I love the classic Nagline bottle) you’ve got a great supply of drink for a day out on the mountains. As the TrailBreak EX vacuum insulated bottle is made from stainless steel of a high grade

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Keela Hydron Softshell Men’s Jacket Review

I’ve recently got a great new jacket by Keela called the Hydron Softshell. It’s an excellent coat that recently I’ve been wearing whenever I’ve had the chance. It’s been on several big adventures so far and has been thoroughly put through its paces. The images in this review are mainly from a climb up waterfall in the Peak District. The walk started off calmly enough. We had walked up from a reservoir, following the river as it meandered up the…

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Looking After Your Home When You’re Away

In the summer, we’re going on a bit of an adventure… we are going to travel from Norway to Croatia through a whole host of European countries. We’re not using any planes apart from when getting to Norway and home again from Croatia. We will just be using trains, buses, taxis and ferries and the whole journey will take over a month. It’s going to be pretty epic. So far it’s been a few months in the planning and we’ve…

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How To Walk The Monsal Trail In The Peak District

  When we were camping up in the Peak District recently, we went on many walks; one of the most memorable was definitely the Monsal Trail… So what is it? The Monsal Trail follows part of the route of the former Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway, which was built by the Midland Railway in 1863. It’s purpose was to link Manchester with London but unfortunately, the line was closed in 1968 by the Minister for Transport, Barbara Castle.…

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Crowden & Hayfield Peak District Campsite Review

  Vicky and I both had a week off last month and were after somewhere in the UK to do some walking and scrambling. After having climbed all of the big 13 in Snowdonia and having ridge walked in the snow in the Lake District we thought it would be great to go somewhere else. Scotland is somewhere we are super keen to go but we need at least a fortnight to get the most out of the mountains up…

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Fatyak Samos SUP Stand Up Paddle Board Review

  I have had a stand up paddle board (SUP) now for over two years and it has definitely had quite a bit of use over that time. I’ve not used it as much as I’d have liked though as having just one means that it’s hard to take other people out with you. Adventures on the sea are always much more fun with other people. It was because of this that I’ve been longing for a second SUP for…

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