Outdoor Adventures

This category is for all the landlubbers out there, it contains all the adventures you can have without getting your feet wet! Come here for hiking, camping, outdoor cooking and all the other great activities you can take part in around Cornwall.

Taking photos of animals in the wild is not easy. Now i’m no expert but i’ve taken a few photos and thought i’d share somethings i’ve learnt along the way. 1. Take loads of photos. The joy of digital photography is that all the photos you take are free. So why not taken hundred! I literally took hundreds of photos when I was out snapping this pheasant. 2. Get down low. Photos off look better if you’re at the same…

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  I recently decided to get into cycling a bit more and buy a mountain bike. I wanted something that was half decent but didn’t want to spend a fortune. (I don’t think it’s ever really a good idea to spend a fortune on a new hobby) So trying to save a pretty penny, I opted for 2nd hand. It is tricky buying a used bike as you end up having quite a limited selection to choose from, after you’ve…

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Who loves Orangina? Wild Tide loves Orangina! (well done if you got that reference) It’s pretty much soft drink perfection. Mmmm and that bottle has curves in all the right places….

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I’m a National Trust member, I mainly joined to make use of the free parking at their many beaches. However I do like to take the odd walk round one of their establishments. Glendurgan is a great morning or afternoon out (you’d be stretched to spend all day there) It’s a nice walk down through the well maintained gardens to Durgan beach (you do have to walk back up though) Oh and did I mention – IT’S GOT A FREAKING…

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Everyone at some time or another will get a hideous hangover (some people more than others!) Here are my tops tips, built up previous experience. There is nothing radical here, just some straight forward, simple steps. For me it’s all about getting up and about and being positive.   -1. Get to work before the hangover’s happened – I’ve labelled this one -1 because it happens before the hangover. When you’ve stopped drinking, get something to eat and drink as…

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Yesterday I was doing some block laying (maybe a post about that some other time) in the drizzle. I crouched down to move a piece of wood off the ground when I discovered this little fella… Anyway it got me thinking, was it a frog or a toad? Being a 21st Century man, later in the day I took to the internet and used this little website called google (don’t know if you’ve ever heard of it) to find out…

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This time last year I had a pay as you go, uber basic phone. Now I have an Iphone and land in the pathetic category of having no idea how I’d survive without it. Here are a few of my favourite apps for people that enjoy the outdoors:   Night Sky – You point it space and it tells you what you’re looking at! Awesome.   BBC Weather – The best weather APP, intuitive, fast, easy to use, clean and…

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  Betty Stogs is Skinners Best selling and most popular beer. I’ll have you know, it’s not without good reason too! (A little back story – This very Cornish beer is named after a native of West Cornwall from Cornish folklore.) Betty is an easy drinking, copper ale with a perfect balance of malt, citrus hops and bitterness, the perfect accompaniment to any pasty! This beer is available bottled and on draught from the finest establishments. If you haven’t had…

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