Outdoors

Kayaking to the Parson and Clarke

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From the Sunday outing with the Scouts which went very well – click here to read up on the Scouts Kayaking. Teignbridge Canoe & Kayak Club, asked if I was going to be coming along for there sea session on the upcoming Wednesday. Of course I could not let an opportunity like that to just fly […]

Outdoors

Kayaking the Exe Canal

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So, Sunday 28th April I was helping out with Teignbridge Canoe Club who where running a trip for two Scout Troops. The club run the trip every year for the Scouts to introduce more people in to the outdoors and the sport. I personally was a member of the club some 7 years ago where […]

Mountains

Dartmoor Sun and Fire

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Saturday 13th April, having a late night before and then having to wake up at 05:00 was not a fun start to the day, but, having to drive for an hour to Prewley Farm (SX 547 910)  to meet a Scout Group who I would be walking with this weekend. The weather was an odd […]

Mountains

Brecon Brecons – Stairway to Heaven, Fan Y big

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Sunday 31st March, after yet another cold night in Cwn Llwch and the clocks changing depriving us of our sleep. Not that it mattered to us as well were all in bed by about 9 and up 9 so still a good night sleep. After an amazing breakfast of chocolate bread and bacon cooked Trangia […]

Mountains

Brecon Beacons – Pen Y Fan, Cribyn and Corn Du

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Saturday 30th March, after a freezing cold night, it must have been about -2 or -3, in a sleeping bag that is only just suitable for camping out in the summer. I woke up around 08:00 to glorious sun shine, although it was still bitterly cold. After getting a brew on and having grub, Me […]

Outdoors

Llangorse Activity Centre

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On Friday 29th March Cameroon, Drew and myself ventured in to Llangorse Multi Activity Centre to do a spot of climbing and generally just have a mess around. And I have to say we were very pleasantly surprised with what climbing they had to offer. From the standard climbing walls to an indoor high ropes course […]

Adventure

Modrydd Campsite

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Friday 29th March, leaving Teignmouth to head up to the Brecon Beacons for the Easter weekend. It was a challenge just getting there as my car is not very big and with four days worth of kit and three people it was pretty interesting with the suspension taking a beating. After a 3 hour drive […]

Outdoors

River Dart Country Park

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Spent today working down at the River Dart Country Park in Ashburton. It was a insanely cold probably in the region of -2. To be standing around working with metal clips on the high ropes course does really give you cold hands. On the plus side this was trail day for working down at the […]

Mountains

Dartmoor Camp Out

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Last Saturday night was pretty mad, I went up to Dartmoor to assist with the camping of a Ten Tors team after they had walked for approximately 25km during that day in lovely weather – I think not! They had all seasons in one day, hail, thunder and lightening, monsoon rain and thick fog just […]