Best Way to Find Map Grid Reference Online

Here at CheapTents we love Google Maps and Street View. We are waiting with great anticipation for Google to roll out Street View for mountain trails, which we like to call "Sherpa Cam". Yet there is still something better than Google Maps and that is Ordnance Survey mapping. The Ordnance Survey National Grid reference system … Continue reading Best Way to Find Map Grid Reference Online

Coastal Path Walking for WaterAid

Without a doubt the UK coastline boasts some of our most amazing scenery. Picture in your mind rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, tidal estuaries and abundant wildlife. Perfect places for walking! Oh, and there's one more thing you might notice on a coastal walk... lots of water! Which brings us onto WaterAid, a Non-Governmental Organisation dedicated … Continue reading Coastal Path Walking for WaterAid

Camping Tips for Complete Beginners

Camping is like a great adventure, you can never be quite sure what you'll find over the next log, river or on the way up a mountain. But for beginners it can be met with trepidation and worry, the not knowing for some gives an adrenaline boost, but for novices to camping it can be like butterflies in the stomach. Usually this comes about through stories which have been told by friends or family, or maybe that they've read online.

Today my post gives our Top Ten Camping Tips for Complete Beginners, and it does what it says on the tin.

Climb a Mountain, Tumble 1000ft and Survive

This weekend news headlines read "man falls 1000ft from mountain", the mountain in question was Sgurr Choinnich Mor, around 5 miles east of Ben Nevis. The climber in question was Adam Potter, an experienced climber from Glasgow. At 2.30pm on Saturday, just moments after reaching the summit Adam began to fall. As his friends looked … Continue reading Climb a Mountain, Tumble 1000ft and Survive

Skyrunning – Ben Nevis Race

According to the Federation for Sport at Altitude (FSA) , skyrunning is Running from the sea to the sky, from the plains to the earth’s highest peaks. Outdoor sports such as running, biking, skiing, duathlons, triathlons which are undertaken at altitudes above 2000 m are collectively known as Skysports. Typical locations for Skysports are The … Continue reading Skyrunning – Ben Nevis Race