I recently got a new wallet and I’ve been so impressed with it that I thought I’d feature it as my first Christmas Gift idea for outdoor lovers everywhere. Colville Leather is a brand who believe in sustainability and a connection with the wild. Despite being from my neighbouring county of Devon (Kernow bys vickan! Cornwall for ever) I love Colville Leather and their products- read on to find out why.   With Christmas quickly approaching, tis the season…

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  When do you think the fishing season is over? I thought mid-October had tolled the bell on the prime Cornish fishing season. After a couple of fruitless (fishless) attempts, my rod and reel had remained in the back of the van and was close to being hung up for the winter. However, I was speaking to my next door neighbour, who is a keen fisherman, when he told me that he had still been hooking in mackerel. I enquired…

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  This October, with the leaves falling from the trees we made our way over to my parent’s house out in the country for a spot of foraging! The cold weather creeping in had made us both hungry for some warming winter pudding. I don’t know what your favourite winter dessert is, but for me it’s got to be a crumble.   On this particular morning, the Cornish countryside was looking decidedly miserable. Luckily, we had both bought a pair…

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  If like me you’re a big fan of wet weather clothing than I’ve found out about a competition that will be right up your (puddle covered) street. Joules are giving us all the opportunity to enter a competiton to design your own pair of welly boots. Not only this but you can win: A luxury break worth £5,000 3 nights in a golden oak treehouse cabin plus lots more   Not only this but 10 runners-up will each receive…

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  Last weekend wasn’t anywhere near as sunny and hot as the last weekend has been, it was a bit cloudy and overcast but looked like a really great weekend for some fishing. We decided to go for a fishing double bill and fly fish during the morning and hit the coast for some bass action in the afternoon. I’d just bought a few pairs of Bonsai Bamboo Socks. I’m not entirely certain about how they make bamboo into fabric…

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  I’ve got this new zipped Weird Fish Hoody which is the softest item of clothing I’ve ever owned. As I’ve already mentioned, more than once, Weird Fish are kings of the comfy hoody. This is the third one of their hoodies and it’s probably my favourite. It’s got a classic look but what really stands this hoody apart from every other hoody I’ve owned is its lining which is brushed to give it a very, very soft feel. The…

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  To be honest I hadn’t heard of Mount Edgcumbe before last weekend. I cant imagine why as it’s a fantastic, gorgeous place to visit. Mount Edgcumbe is a stately home and gardens in Cornwall, overlooking Plymouth Sound. Although it’s in Cornwall I actually visited it from North of the border: Plymouth. Right next to the up-market Royal William Yard, there is an awesome little ferry boat which travels between the Docks and Mount Edgcumbe every 15 mintues. It costs…

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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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  Kennal Vale is a gorgeous piece of Cornish woodland made even better by a dramatic river running through and deep undergrowth. Throughout the reserve the remains of a granite gunpowder mill can be seen, scattered along the wooded slopes. It’s a really fantastic place to go for a wander and to take some photos, so much so that most of the people that you see at Kennal Vale either have a camera or a dog. On a particularly cold…

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  It’s been raining non stop this week and I’ve now declared that it’s officially winter. Some people might say that rain and cold is bad weather; This isn’t true though; there is no such thing as bad weather – just bad clothing. To avoid bad clothing you need to invest in a decent pair of wellies and a good coat. Once you’ve got those, then who cares if it’s tipping it down. I’ve recently tackled my wet weather footwear…

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