My Springer Spaniel Rufus loves a trip to the beach. The huge plain of sand, pools of sea water and loads of doggy friends to make, mean he always has a great time! His and my favourite beach to go for a walk on has got to Perranporth. It’s great for dogs and is so big you can happily let them off the lead so they can have a great big run without having to worry about other beach…

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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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  A couple weeks ago my girlfriend and I went on a lush little wander down to a very cool and lesser known Cornish beach. It’s off the beaten track and is one of my favourite beaches, especially in summer as it’s not known by tourists and locals alike. There is no car park, you simply park up on a country road and walk down what looks like someones drive until you see a small woodland path. From the top…

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  You may be aware that recently the weather has been, a little bit (what I would call) iffy! Even when it’s not hailing or raining, it’s only been a matter of time before it starts up again. In a tiny break between the rain we made a sprint for the coast in my T4; to meander along the coastal path and check out some of the splashing and crashing of the ocean and listen to the whirl of the…

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  As I always say great things come in small packages (I’ll let you insert your own joke there). The 5.11 Tactical TMT A1 fully conforms with this proverb and is a whole lotta torch crammed into a small package. When I ordered it I pondered over what made it tactical and wondered why everything I had read about it had been so positive. Upon it’s arrival my queries were quickly answered. The TMT A1 is all the torch you…

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  This week I went out for another Cornish winter walk to soak up a bit of the non-rainy weather and to test out my new Water-to-Go bottle. Compared to a lot of the weather recently it was gorgeous, totally stunning with only 60% or so cloud coverage – pretty much tropical! We stomped through the countryside spotting wildlife, livestock, mud and other such bumpkiness (I’m pretty sure I just invented that word – someone make sure I get credit…

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  It’s seems to be brightening up in Cornwall this week. I may have been waking up a bit later for work than normal but it definitely seems to be lighter first thing, adding to this we’ve also had some nice patches of weather (along with some of the usual torrential downpours). Early on Saturday morning my girlfriend and I woke up and decided to go for a walk through Tehidy woods and up and along the North Cliffs coastal…

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  I first saw a Kelly Kettle at a rock festival, I remember being wowed by the simplicity and brilliance of it’s design. I gazed across our groups camp, looking enviously on as the Kettle’s owner boiled water with ease. So what is a Kelly Kettle? To find out the answer we need to travel back in time over a hundred years to the 1890’s to Lough Conn, County Mayo in Ireland, where a young farmer and fisherman called Patrick…

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  I’ve been in need of a pair new practical boots for walking, they needed to be comfortable, waterproof and breathable. After lots of searching I came across the Sierra Duck Waterproof Boot from Hi-Tec. Although I’ve never owned a pair of Hi-Tec shoes before, I decided to try them as I had heard good things, they hit all the marks and looked perfect. Soon after ordering, the postman brought me my new footwear. Upon opening the box I was…

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