Outdoor Adventures

Walking the Coast Path of Cornwall – Day One: Devon to Crackington Haven

  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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Hiking

Long Distance Walking the North Coast of Cornwall Coastal Path

  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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The Man Cave

My Vintage 50s or 60s Kitchen Larder Unit or Pantry Renovation Part 2

  Kicking off from where I got to in part one, I had got the whole unit stripped down and sanded to bear wood. The process had unveiled, as well as created, a few scuff and scratches. There were also lots of holes from fixing the different shelves. Some serious application of wood filler was definitely needed!     The original chrome handles were in quite a state. They had several coats of paint splatters and some serious pitting. I…

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Travel

Harry Potter Studio Tour Review Part One

  During the Easter holidays, I decided to take my girlfriend for a trip to the ‘Warner Bros Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter’ in Leavesdon. We had only heard great things about the film studio over the past few years so Vicky was ecstatic to go. Just to get us in the mood for the experience and remind ourselves, we had watched all of the Harry potter movies in the month or so beforehand – I would…

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Clothing

Royal Robbins Shirt Review – Great For Travelling

  Vicky and I are in the middle of planning a pretty spectacular and awesome trip. I’ll write all about that when we’ve sorted all the details. Anywho, this adventure is going to take us to so amazing places and we plan on travelling light and taking very little gear with us. If we’re only going to be bringing a bagful each then we need to make sure the clothing we are taking will handle the conditions and endure everything…

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Clothing

Icebreaker Women’s BodyFitZONE Long Sleeve Half Zip Baselayer Review

    Hello everyone, Vicky here – For the last few months, I have been wearing the Icebreaker’s Women’s BodyFitZONE Long Sleeve Half Zip Baselayer and it is absolutely amazing! I got it several months ago to wear whilst walking over the winter season. However, it’s come in handy for a lot more than just this. As it’s a baselayer, you wouldn’t have noticed it in all the photos but I’ve been wearing it all the time. Especially in our…

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The Man Cave

My Vintage 50s or 60s Kitchen Larder Unit or Pantry Renovation

  Normally, I write about adventures in the outdoors. Today though, I’m going to write about something completely different – furniture restoration! Don’t worry if you only come here for stories about sea, adventure sports, gear and mountains – it’s not a permanent change. Normal service will resume shortly. Anywho enjoy reading about something different or just scroll down past it to read about some cool, snowy mountains: For absolutely ages, I’ve always loved and pined for an old 50s…

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Hiking

Helvellyn via Striding and Swirral Edge in the Snow

    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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Outdoor Adventures

Ice Climbing In The Lake District

    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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Reviews

Scafell Pike from Seathwaite via the Corridor Route and Buff Neckwear Review

    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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