As the year comes to an end I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the backpacking gear that I both loved and regretted buying during 2021. I was looking back on my first backpacking trip in 2016 and my gear choices have completely changed since those days. Nowadays I’m more of…

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scary hiking moment

I have completed quite a few long trails on my own and I can honestly say that for each trip there has always been an element of apprehension. But someone recently asked me “what is the scariest hike you’ve ever had?” Answers rushed through my head. There was the time I was camping in a…

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A group of us are completing the South West Coastal Path Trail in a series of section hikes, wild camping as we go. This is part two of our journey which was during late November / early December 2021. Yep, it was rather cold and extremely windy! The one with the alpacas, the scary cliffs,…

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A group of us are completing the South West Coastal Path Trail in a series of section hikes, wild camping as we go. This is part two of our journey which was during late November / early December 2021. Yep, it was rather cold and extremely windy! The one with the blow downs, flapping ponchos…

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A group of us are completing the South West Coastal Path Trail in a series of section hikes, wild camping as we go. This is part two of our journey which was during late November / early December 2021. Yep, it was rather cold and extremely windy! The one with two poles, the long horned…

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A group of us are completing the South West Coastal Path Trail in a series of section hikes, wild camping as we go. This is part two of our journey which was during late November / early December 2021. Yep, it was rather cold and extremely windy! The one with the most breathtaking scenery, cheese…

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The “new normal” are two words that most people associate with the pandemic, and rightly so. I read an article this morning from the guardian that claims more and more people are walking to work rather than using public transport and large walking organisations such as The Ramblers and The Pilgrimage Trust have seen a…

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Yes, walking burns calories. Simples. I am certainly no expert when it comes to weight loss, but I have witnessed many of our walking club members lose weight over the years and walking has helped with the process. Physical activity, such as walking, is important for weight control because it helps you burn calories. If you…

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