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.

    My blog, this blog, the one you’re reading right now: Wild Tide – has been shortlisted for the GO Outdoors Independent Blog Awards 2015! Every year Go Outdoors celebrates the best of the best in the outdoor world as well as the big movers and shakers of the previous twelve months. One of the categories is the Independent Outdoor Blog Award, this is what I’ve been nominated for and it’s a great honour. The winner is voted for…

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  Since moving into my house, my girlfriend and I have really enjoyed exploring the local area, making the most of the exciting and dramatic coastline right on our doorstep. So it was a no brainer to get this book: Hidden Beaches by Daniel Start. This is a guide of “secret” and secluded beaches around the UK, each chapter pointing out a variety of beaches along a stretch of coastline. We were most interested in finding somewhere pretty local to…

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  During the summer, we spent numerous occasions on Chapel Porth Beach, west of St Agnes. I love this beach because of its clear waters and dramatic landscape. Due to it being so close to my new home, my girlfriend and I have got into the habit of getting up early to go and have a fry up on this gorgeous beach. It’s always so tranquil at that time of day, and it’s great to watch the early morning surfers…

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  For the last few weeks, I’ve been working flat out on my house and loving it! I’ve had so much help from friends and family and am really grateful. I’ve also had some really awesome house warming presents. This article is about a really cool gift that I was given – a picnic hamper. I’ve always coveted them, especially whenever I’ve seen someone using one. So I was totally stoked to have one of my own!   My girlfriend…

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  I travelled to the very bottom of Cornwall this week. As its a bit of a trek from even my house in mid-Cornwall we decided to stay a night at Treen Farm Campsite and take in the sights and sounds of the campsite and the surrounding area. It’s located within very easy walking distance of the ‘near tropical’ beach at Porthcurno and the outdoor stage which is The Minack Theatre, just a little further away. This is the reason…

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  Not so long ago I had a week off, it was a supreme week full of mini adventures and awesome activities. We started off the week with a trip to Granite Planet Climbing Centre in Penryn, this awesome place hosts well over a hundred different climbing routes in a fantastic indoor facility. We had an hour and half introductory session with Tony the owner of the centre. He talked us through all the basics and by the end of…

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    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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  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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  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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  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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