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.

Sennen Cove Campsite Review

During the last Bank Holiday weekend, we decided to make the most of the glorious weather and head down to the Camping and Caravanning Club campsite at Sennen Cove. We have stayed here in the autumn in 2016 but as we loved it so much, we wanted to return on a sunny weekend. Although it’s actually located a couple of miles north of Sennen itself, the location is absolutely fantastic. Yet again, the campsite did not disappoint. We were greeted…

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Helly Hansen Vanir+ 35L Backpack Review

For our trip to Vietnam and in particular our trip to go trekking in the Sapa mountains and valleys, I had got a new mid-size hiking pack the Helly Hansen Vanir+ 35L Backpack. This excellent 35L pack is perfect for weekends or shorter periods on the trail or as carry on luggage for flights. We had taken bigger 60 litre backpacks for our trip to Vietnam, but for our time in Sapa we decided to downsize and both share this…

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Trekking In Sapa, Vietnam

There are two ways to get to Sapa from Hanoi: an overnight bus or an overnight train. Although the bus is cheaper and slightly quicker, it is less private. The train offered cabins for up to 4 people, with beds, bedding and snacks included. We arrived at the station and headed for our carriage on the Chapa Express – one of many companies that own carriages on the train to and from…

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Pentagon Geraki Jacket Review

For the last few months, I’ve been wearing and checking out the Geraki Jacket by Pentagon. This is an ultra lightweight duck down jacket and is ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities. Over the last couple of months, we have had some super cold weather which have given me the ideal conditions to test out this jacket. The duck down in this jacket is unbelievable, it is really, really warm. So what is down? Down is the soft, fluffy…

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Oboz Women’s Bridger Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot Review

I love this time of year. A cold, dry, wintry day is such a fantastic time to go for a walk, so a great pair of boots are a must. As you may have already read, Mike and I were heading to Ireland for a week – our stay would include a lot of walking – so I decided to invest in a brand new pair of boots, in the hopes that they would provide comfort (I would be wearing…

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