• Tarp Tuesday: Episode 1

    When your head’s a bit all over the place, it’s nice to escape the real world and bring it back to basics. A last-minute suggestion from Lorna to fulfil a bucket-list stomp, sleep and swim at Mermaid’s Pool in the Peak District was the perfect remedy. We parked at the foot of Kinder Reservoir and waded through the open access…

  • Wild camping in the Peak District

    What a night! Lorna and I decided that the wonderful weather forecast warranted some much-needed time outside so we packed our bags and hiked from Bradwell to Glossop with an overnight stop up a hill. Wild camping is so much fun: fewer people/noise, amazing views over some of the country’s greatest landscapes and a feeling that you’re cheating the system.…

  • Buttermere Skyline – Part One

    Scottish weather scuppered plans for our first adventure trip to Glencoe so instead we opted for tamer climes in the Lake District: this is part one of the Buttermere Skyline.   We were confident in the forecast the day prior and so packed our bags, grabbed the maps and made our way to Glasgow to meet Ruth. Things took a…