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Book Review: Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles – Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail by Chris Townsend

Way back in 1982, at the tender age of 15, I attempted my very first long distance hike and backpacking adventure – The Pennine Way – England’s first designated National Trail. I was inspired by a man who has since become arguably the UK’s premier authority on long distance hiking and backpacking  Chris Townsend.  In the same year […]

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Hiking with the old acorn lady.

HIKING WITH THE OLD ACORN LADY She knows the green cavern Through which we walk From Springer Mountain To the caribou loam of Maine, She sees rocks release Ancient reserves of moonlight And bathes herself in the glow, Hears frogs pray for rain, Sees beans and squash in bloom Where I see only straw. A […]

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Book Review: The Cape Wrath Trail by Iain Harper – A Cicerone Guide 1st Edition

Trek the Cape Wrath Trail with a Cicerone Guidebook “Cape Wrath Trail is a hiking route that runs through the Scottish Highlands and along the west coast of Scotland. It is approx. 200 miles in length and is considered to be one of the most challenging long distance walks in the UK. Despite not being […]

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My Adventures: Breaking In A Wild Camping Virgin

A friend’s first wild camp A few weeks ago a Twitter friend of mine, Rucksack Rose, put a post on Google Plus asking if anyone would like to join her for a camping weekend – more specifically, a wild camping weekend. Now as quite an experienced hiker RucksackRose recently completed a solo hike of the […]

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Gear Review: 1200 miles with my Brasher Hillwalker GTX

  In September 2012 I walked the Camino de Santiago – a 525 mile hike across Northern Spain from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in North West Spain. This trip was the reason I purchased the Brasher Hillwalker GTX hiking boots that I am going to review in […]

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My Adventures: My First Public Social Hiking Walk

The beginnings of #ShareYourAdventure   The above map shows the very first public walk I did using Social Hiking – ShareYourAdventure.com, a multi-media, geo-location sharing web application which spawned my hash tag #ShareYourAdventure. Back in 2011 the website was simply called Social Hiking and is still commonly referred to as such. In 2012, from feedback […]