Outdoors

Woodcraft Spring camp

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I went and joined Exeter Woodcraft Folk at their annual Spring camp yesterday. The camp was at Cadihoe for around 80 people. The Woodcraft Folk, is a charity organisation for young people. It provides education for social change, through  some amazing life skill workshops, sitting around a fire or just relaxing with other people. As […]

Gear Reviews

Osprey Talon 22

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Osprey’s Description: “Iconic is the word often used by people to describe our Talon series. Why? We believe iconic products should define a category; so we  take it as a compliment. When it comes to a perfect all-rounder the Talon- 22 won’t disappoint, after all it’s designed to cling to your back like a frightened monkey. […]

Adventure

Coombe Vale Nature Reserve

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Lovely after today, despite some spring rain. That did not put myself and my brother off exploring Coombe Vale Nature Reserve  and playing football. It is only a short walk down Vale. Which good to have some nature right on your doorstep.  After playing football I realised now unfit I am. Nonetheless it was nice […]

Mountains

Moorland Guides – Haytor Quarry

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Last night I joined Mike from the Moorland Guides of Dartmoor and Beyond for a walk with the Widecombe History Group, with the topic being quarrying and the general history of Haytor, which was being lead by a Dartmoor National Park Authority archaeologist. The weather when we all gathered at the car park above the […]

Outdoors

Getting back in to climbing

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Right has started raining again that is it summer is over, I say that I certainly hope that is it not over, but then this is Britain so anything could happen. As the weather was pretty bad climbing and bouldering on Dartmoor was not a good idea, seeming the fog had come in and it […]

Outdoors

Sunbathing and a walk

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Saturday another yet another glorious day (this sunshine has to end soon though). A good day for going for a gentle stroll and sunbathing. I picked up Phil and we headed up to Princetown and the home of the Fox Tor cafe. Before venturing in to the Fox Tor we needed to work up an […]

Outdoors

Sunset over Dartmoor

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Yet another glorious evening down here in sunny Devon, another bouldering session was on the cards with difference this time though. As I am still injured with my knees being messed up and being able to bend my left leg past about 30 degrees. Any how enough of me trying to get sympathy, as we […]

Outdoors

Animals out in the sun…

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On waking up after a relatively good nights sleep – the post below has day 1 of the adventure – it was time to get home and get off to a meal for midday. Leaving Chalk Ford we headed towards Scorriton on the Two Moors Way, before heading back on ourselves to the open moor. […]

Mountains

First time wild camping

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There is nothing better than going outdoors in the sun, it is better still getting home and being able to write the blog about the trip in the sun. On Saturday I took my younger brother on his first outing to Dartmoor camping and hiking. We started out by looking for some bluebells over by […]

Adventure

Bluebell hunt

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Last week I had a conversation with Two Blondes Walking on twitter. After seeing the pictures that they had taken of the bluebells around Hound Tor and Holwell Lawn. Some of the pictures that they posted were very good indeed, if you want to have a look check them out on there blog. Yesterday I […]