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.

Winter Camping Essentials

    If like myself, you’re a huge lover of camping, then you’ve probably dabbled in winter camping. There is no denying that sleeping outside in the summer is definitely a more enjoyable experience to battling the elements in the winter months. However, there is a certain satisfaction and snugly feeling you do get with winter camping, I think it’s the many layers and feeling of almost hibernation you get when settling down to sleep. As well as the huge…

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Rab Alpine 35 Backpack Review

  I love all Rab gear but I especially like my new Rab Alpine 35 Backpack; as it’s such a well designed and useful bag! I’ve been using it over the last few weeks and have really begun to appreciate just how well made it is. The rucksack has a capacity of 35 litres, which combined with its extendible top makes it a very useful size. So far I’ve used it for a few day trips, weekends away and a…

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Dartmoor in the Snow & Big Balls Beanies

  So far there hasn’t been much snow down here in Cornwall, the odd quickly melting flake but nothing substantial. So the weekend just passed we went to Dartmoor in search of snow. With no particular destination in mind we drove off into the tundra, travelling past Princetown, past Two Bridges until we found a little carpark next to Cherry Brook. We had seen an exciting looking forest and Tor in the distance. This Tor turned out to be Bellever…

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Flymount GoPro Camera Mount Review

  The Flymount is the latest addition to my growing collection of GoPro mounting solutions. This is the best mount I’ve seen for attaching your GoPro (or other action camera) to cylindrical objects (that’s the posh word for tubes!). This weekend I decided to put my new Flymount through its paces with my friend and his Yamaha Grizzly Quad Bike. Originally designed almost 10 years ago for use as a mast or boom mount for windsurfers, the Flymount has evolved…

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Great Books for Outdoor Lovers

  For Christmas I was blessed to receive a whole host of fantastic books. Lots of different people bought me lots of great books and I’m sure that if you’re reading Wild Tide then you will love them too! Have a look and then I’ll tell you about them…   Going from left to right on my bookshelf! Getting Started at Fly Fishing for Trout by Allan Sefton A great introductory book that takes you through everything you need to…

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