Climbing and Fireworks With winter now well and truly set in, Cornwall is a bit more bleak than it was a couple of months ago. It’s not the greatest place down here in the cold and the rain; these dark months are the only times I’ve even considered moving to the Big Smoke. However, I’ve never even come close to leaving my sweet Cornwall as the winter can still be awesome, it just needs a little bit of creative…

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  I don’t watch a great deal of television but one program that I always make sure I’m able to watch is Game Of Thrones. It’s literally the best program I’ve ever seen! If you still haven’t started watching it you need to make sure you do. Anywho, I digress, if you know someone who is, like me, a massive Game of Thrones fan, I’ve made a little list of five awesome gifts that you could get for them this…

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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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  Last weekend we decided to head to the Eden Project to have a go on their ice skating rink. Although I’ve been to the Eden Project lots (mainly to see the fantastic Eden Sessions), I’ve never been ice skating there. In fact, I’ve never actually been ice skating. Over the winter, they have their ice skating rink in the same area which they hold their Eden sessions during the summer. Once you’ve paid the main entrance fee, 40 minutes…

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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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  We awoke for our final day in London with a spring in our steps and bounced down to breakfast. When the waitress asked us for any extras we both opted for the waffles, which were amazing! We had the return journey booked for about 4 o’clock but that hadn’t stopped us planning the day packed to the rafters with cool activities. Once we had feasted again on Park Plaza’s awesome breakfast we returned to the room and commenced repacking…

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  A few days before Christmas I went on a short trip North of the Cornish border and up to the Big Smoke (London). This was to soak up the Christmas atmosphere, do some sightseeing and a little bit of last minute present shopping. I’ll start at the beginning: The Journey To London The first part of the Journey I did solo and travelled up from Cornwall to Newton Abbot on the train. It was the Saturday before Christmas and…

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  We went down to view the 51st Mousehole Lights tonight. A lovely little festive roadtrip in the van to gaze at the brilliant displays! I wont waffle on too much as I took the camera and tripod down so have managed to take some half decent photographs. Enjoy: P.S. For more information on the lights click here.

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