Monthly Archives: May 2011

A Very Windy Weekend in the Black Mountains!

Quick post to say that the strong winds experienced through the UK over the past week or so have also visited the Black Mountains down here in South Wales. This was all well and good but I had also managed … Continue reading

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Pacific Outdoor Elite Peak AC 2/3 mat

Seems like this is becoming a very popular mat. I am the latest in line of a number of people, and especially outdoor bloggers, who have purchased the Pacific Outdoor Elite Peak mat. The main difference here is that I … Continue reading

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Oookworks – a new UK based UL outdoor gear cottage industry on the scene

I am off on a quick weekend walk and wildcamp tomorrow but before I do, I thought I would just do a quick post to introduce a relative newcomer on the UL manufacturing scene. . Oookworks are a Cumbria based cottage … Continue reading

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Black Mountains Horseshoe – a classic walk

Finally got around to put a few words and pictures together for the Black Mountains horseshoe walk I did the other day. As with everytime I visit the Black Mountains, another set of weather conditions presented themselves. This time, the … Continue reading

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Black Mountains Horseshoe Walk – I’m back!

Just a quick update to say that the planned walk around the Black Mountains went off without a hitch for once. The weather was cool and apart from early morning mist gave good visibility. The best bit was the early … Continue reading

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Planned walk for Sunday – A classic Brecon Beacons Horseshoe (well Black Mountains really)

All set for a long walk tomorrow. . Weather is looking ok-ish with the best of it in the morning. Am hoping for a bit of a special sunrise as I will be out early enough to catch it. The route … Continue reading

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Bluebells, bridges and bike rides

A few weeks ago, I set off in search of my favourite little spot that is normally festooned with bluebells at this time of year. Unfortunately they had “moved” from their usual spot to a hillside on the opposite valley … Continue reading

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