Sharp Edge ridge scramble Taking on a scramble can be a very rewarding achievement. If you have a fear of heights you are inevitably going to be scared. You will have to push yourself, but that makes the challenge all the more rewarding. So if you are scared of heights but you want to go … Continue reading Scrambling for People Who are Scared of Heights
With views along the Avon valley from Bath to Bristol, an iron age hill fort, a horse racing course, a battle monument and wildlife sightings this turned out to be a superb and fascinating walk! Starting from the village of Upton Cheney my route took me down through fields and across a wooded stream to … Continue reading Country Walking at Lansdown, Bath
Cnicht is fondly known as the "Matterhorn of Wales". This is due to its similarity, when viewed from Porthmadog, to the iconic alpine mountain of the same name. However, it was when I was hiking on Elidir Fawr that Cnicht caught my attention. When viewed from the north, the ridge like nature of Cnicht is … Continue reading Snowdonia Hiking – Cnicht
We all talk about wild camping, the inter-web is awash with blogs and sites dedicated to it. But exactly what is wild camping? I originally wanted to write a post about the features you may want to consider for a backpacking tent or bivi bag, but my research opened up so many questions as to … Continue reading What is Wild Camping?
Last September, whilst on holiday in Ireland I was able to get my hiking boots out and do a bit of hill walking. Knowing that I would have one day available near Sligo, I did an internet search to see what was around. There was no doubt that I'd have to have a crack at … Continue reading Hiking Benbulben, Sligo, Ireland
Well, we did it! We got round the Yorkshire 3 Peaks' course despite Martyn falling into a bog, losing the path, and myself and Daniel detouring to "save" a sheep. But the main thing is that we have raised almost £300 for St. Rocco's Hospice, and we had a great day in the process and … Continue reading Yorkshire 3 Peaks – A Sunday Afternoon Stroll
After my last post explaining why we are doing a charity hike for St Rocco's Hospice. I thought that the next logical step was to look at how we are training. However it seems that events have overtaken me with our local paper taking up the story and sending down a photographer. Making Headlines It … Continue reading Training For The Yorkshire 3 Peaks
On Sunday 21st July the CheapTents team will be raising money for St Rocco's Hospice in Warrington, by completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, this is a challenging 26 mile hike with a mile of climbing. Learn about the route, how to donate and why we support St Rocco's.
Yesterday (30th April) saw the beginning of Dave Cornthwaite's eighth adventure in his twenty five Expedition 1000 challenges. For each of his challenges Dave is using non-motorised transport to travel at least 1000 miles. In this latest adventure, called the GO trek Dave Cornthwaite and Squash Falconer will be travelling 3000 miles on ElliptiGO running … Continue reading The GO Trek with Dave and Squash
This was an enjoyable 11 mile walk in Mid Wales. The main thing that stood out being the differing types of scenery which included farmland, pine forests and moorland. With about 400 m of height gain there's not too much uphill! Starting from the car park in the village of Llangurig, there was gentle introduction … Continue reading Walking in Llangurig, Mid Wales