Country Walking at Lansdown, Bath

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

Clothing Advice for Autumn Walking and Camping

Going walking in the Autumn can provide an awesome visual experience with views of trees changing colour from green through to yellow and red. Bracken on the hillside becoming brown gives the fells a whole new look. On sunny days, with the nights drawing in, you can often see the countryside in the glow of … Continue reading Clothing Advice for Autumn Walking and Camping

ThermoBall Insulation from The North Face

When you're out in the cold and wet its vital to keep warm. The warmest outdoor jackets use an insulation material sandwiched between a outer shell. Just like with sleeping bags, there are two main choices for insulation material. These are either down or synthetic. Both of these insulation materials loft up, trapping air voids … Continue reading ThermoBall Insulation from The North Face

Buying the Right Boots For Backpacking – A Guide

So you're thinking of going on a trek and you've got to carry all you kit, and you're wondering if you've got the boots for the job? The following guide will give you some advice and show you what to look for when buying the right boots for backpacking. What is Backpacking? However, I'm getting … Continue reading Buying the Right Boots For Backpacking – A Guide

All-Round Tents – A Guide to Choosing the Best!

Some of us have a tent for every camping scenario. Our resident gear junkie Martyn had at last count 5 tents (maybe he's looking to open his own camping store!) If you go camping very regularly and have the money it makes sense to have tents each designed for specific purposes, e.g. wild camping, microadventures, … Continue reading All-Round Tents – A Guide to Choosing the Best!