As a Cornishman, I thoroughly recommended the Cornish Coastpath trail in the infographic below! There’s the trail from Perranuthnoe to Porthleven, but from my experience of hiking around, you can make your route even better by extending it from Perranuthnoe. Later on, I’ll let you in on some personal preferences, when you head down towards Sennen or even Landsend. Although, as a general note, Cornish coastal paths are pretty muddy during the winter months, so be sure to be equipped…

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Over the half term holiday, we decided to make the most of our time and go for a mini-break in Hampshire. We found a fantastic, adult-only campsite called Two Hoots which provides award-winning, glamping holidays. Situated in a fantastic location, close to Winchester, the New Forest and Portsmouth, it really was an awesome base to explore the surrounding area. On arrival, we were greeted by one of the owners, who met us in the parking area and gave us a…

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  The Fjallraven Övik Scandinavian Sweater is the men’s version of the Fjallraven ladies Ovik Sweater which Vicky reviewed last month. She absolutely loves her Ovik Sweater and I am so happy to have one of my own too (although we have to make sure we don’t wear them both at the same time).   This sweater is knitted from a very soft wool blend. Wool is a fantastic natural material and even though it looks rustic and comfy it…

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  Summer is officially over and it is now time to get your winter wardrobe ready for the drop in temperature. I always think it is important to have some stylish, statement pieces to enhance your look during the autumn and winter seasons, so I was very pleased to have found such a great ladies jumper by Fjallraven called the Övik Scandinavian Sweater. Mike and I absolutely love this outdoor brand; not only do they create awesome clothing, but they…

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  Hopefully you’ve already read all about my adventure walking the entire North Coast of Cornwall on the Coastal Path in just six days (if you haven’t then you need to click here!). What was great about this trip was that I was not only able to see every inch of the North Coast of Cornwall, whilst simultaneously abusing my own legs, but was also able to test out some exciting new outdoor gear at the same time. The physical…

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    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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    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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    A few months ago, back in November, I got a pair of the Sire Waterproof Boots by CAT footwear. I chose them as they are not only advertised as tough and waterproof but also comfortable to wear. I’ve worn them almost every day for months and I thought I’d share my experience as well as some before and after photos!   During the months of November, December and January, I’ve not gone lightly on these boots and they’ve…

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