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.

  Day Three Port Issac – Trevone Beach Via Portquin, Pentire Point and Polzeath. 17 Miles / 27.3 Kilometres 35,381 Steps Start Time: 9:00 End Time: 16:00 Total time: 7 hours Average speed (including all stops): 2.43mph Click here to read about the whole trip.     We stayed the night in the Port Isaac Slipway Hotel, which obviously wasn’t as amazing as the previous night’s Trevigue B&B but was still really nice. In the morning, we had planned to…

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  Day Two Crackington Haven – Port Issac Via Boscastle, Tintagel, Trebarwith Strand and Portgaverne. 20.5 Miles / 32.9 Kilometres 45,763 Steps Start Time: 9:00 End Time: 17:30 Total time: 8hrs 30mins Average speed (including all stops): 2.41mph Click here to read about the whole trip.     I woke up in bed, after a cracking night’s sleep, feeling totally great again. I then got out of bed and realised that my feet and legs still ached – although not…

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  Day One Welcombe Mouth, Devon – Crackington Haven Via Bude and Widemouth Bay. 20.3 Miles / 32.6 Kilometres 45,046 Steps Start Time: 10:00 End Time: 17:45 Total time: 7hrs 45mins Average speed (including all stops): 2.61mph Click here to read about the whole trip.     As this was the very first day of our trip we intended it to be a shortish and easier day than the others to ease ourselves into it. However as you can see…

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  North Cornwall Coast Path Walk: Devon to Land’s End in Six Days My friend and I just got back from an epic trip walking the entire North Coast of Cornwall on the Southwest Coast Path. This was a distance of 144.2 miles which we covered in full in just six days. It was no mean feat and something that the South West Coast Path suggests you walk in about 13 days! An official guide book states that this trip…

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    Since booking the trip to the Lake District, I’ve been excited about climbing to the summit of Helvellyn, especially because of the ascent via Striding Edge. This is the Lake’s version of climbing Crib Goch to Snowdon’s summit. Being a famous and classic route, it is considered to be just as spectacular as Crib Goch, though not quite as challenging in summer conditions. This climb would still test our skills in tackling a narrow, exposed ridge on the…

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    After we had booked to stay at the Camping and Caravanning Club in Keswick, I started looking for things to do in the area. Obviously, I already knew the names of the famous climbs we wanted to do: Scafell Pike via the Corridor route and Helvellyn across the ridges of Striding Edge and Swiral Edge. However, whilst searching on Trip Advisor I found the very positively reviewed King Kong Adventure centre. I thought that this could be an…

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    On our first full day in the Lake District we decided to attempt to climb Scafell. I say ‘attempt’ as all the forecasts were pointing to a lot of snow and were recommending that it not be attempted without proper equipment and training. Bearing this in mind, we set off with the mind-set that we would see how far we could go and would turn back when the terrain got too treacherous or snow impassable. We opted for…

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    Over a couple of trips last year, we summited the 14 tallest mountains in Wales. Although we both love the Welsh mountains a great deal, we needed a new challenge. So this February half term we ventured even further north – up to The Camping and Caravanning Site in Keswick in the Lake District. Neither of us had ever been to the Lakes before, so when we turned off the M6 and started driving down route 66 (A66)…

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  It’s coming to that Christmassy time of year when gift buying gets serious. Sometimes buying presents is a piece of cake, however it isn’t always this simple and you can find yourself wandering aimlessly around the highstreet without a clue! If you’re worried about getting gifts for your outdoor-loving friends or family, I’ve got you covered in this helpful guide with some excellent suggestions of things they will love.   Morakniv Companion Knife   Morakniv are a Sweedish company…

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  I’m making life easy for you this Christmas by giving you a two part list of great gift ideas for the adventure loving man or woman in your life. I’ve tried to come up with off piste ideas that you might not have considered already. I hope you find this and the second part (coming soon) useful!   Timeline British History As you may have read in a couple of my other posts, I really like the Timeline series…

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