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.

    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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    Since really getting into hiking and doing a couple walking and scrambling holidays in Snowdonia this year, where we tackled all 15 of the Welsh 3000ft mountains and quiet a few extra, I’ve really learnt to appreciate hardcore, technical base layers. When it comes to baselayers, there is one company who are right at the top of the pile – Icebreaker. We recently got some of their midweight winter baselayers so that we could keep being active and…

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    Vicky and I started dating in the October holiday two years ago. To celebrate our sort of 2 year anniversary and the 24 months which has just flown by, we decided to go on a little trip this October holiday. Our Half term adventure began by travelling across the Old Severn Bridge through Wales to the Forest of Dean. We were on our way to Camping in the Forest’s Bracelands Campsite in Coleford, right in the middle of…

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    As you might have noticed, I love outdoor cooking and like trying out new ways of cooking outside. Last weekend, the weather was nice and clear and I was able to get out my brand spanking new Petromax Dutch Oven ft3 and test it out. I’ve always wanted to have a go with one and was totally stoked to have finally got one.   From my reading, it had appeared that the joy of Dutch Oven cooking is…

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    September is an excellent month for camping; campsites have reduced their tariffs, the summer tourists have mostly all gone home and the summer weather is still hanging on. Yes the evenings are drawing in and the chance of rain and cold weather are a little bit higher but on a sunny September Sunday, a day in the sea at Sennen is just about as good as it gets.   This weekend just passed we decided to pop down…

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    With summer coming to an end and autumn starting to set in, the evenings are drawing in and for me this is a great time of year for campfires and bonfires. Now I don’t want to sound like a pyromaniac but I love everything about campfires, the smell, the sounds of the wood crackling, the colours of the flames and watching the swirl of the smoke. Campfires are awesome. The great thing about them is you don’t even…

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