Travel Accessories (Luxuries?)

I picked up all of the above from a shop called Savers (Appropriately) for just £12.35! The purchases were made with my caravan holiday… … in mind but also with a view to camping. Certainly the foldable toothbrushes (49p each!) and the matches (69p) will come in handy when out and about with theContinue reading “Travel Accessories (Luxuries?)”

New(ish) Hiking Boots

After my ten hour 26-mile Yorkshire Three Peaks epic… … finished off my Peter Storm boots, and with the 20-mile Harrogate Ringway on the horizon, I bought some new boots… well, sort of! I bought the ones pictured above on eBay for just under £30. I went with Hi-Tec because I’ve got some, whatContinue reading “New(ish) Hiking Boots”

Garden Camp Two: New (And Old) Gear!

You can find details of my first garden camp here… I’ve developed an insatiable yearning to go camping. I’ve done a bit in the past but not since having children. My Vango F10 Helium 200 (An old version of a Nevis I think) can’t really handle four people and my eldest daughter’s additional needsContinue reading “Garden Camp Two: New (And Old) Gear!”

Garden Camping

Having advised that I was craving camping… I went camping… in my garden! This was a more than worthwhile exercise. The camping that I’m practicing for is having to carry everything on my back. Even if that’s not really the case, I like to imagine that I’m on some epic wild hike! My oldContinue reading “Garden Camping”

Craving Camping!

I’ve got an urge to go camping! I’ve done plenty of hiking but only a little multi-day hiking/camping… My wife and I have been camping a few times but since having children, the opportunities haven’t been there. That’s not to say you can’t go camping with kids but our eldest daughter has some additionalContinue reading “Craving Camping!”

Lauterbrunnen, Jungfrau and Basle

We drove from the north of England to Switzerland. Well, I was a passenger. Maybe I’ll share my own European driving adventures in future posts! We camped in Lauterbrunnen. It was beautiful. Sandwiched between steep solid rock complimented by a stunning narrow waterfall and chalky stream. We headed up Jungfrau on the train. Workers inContinue reading “Lauterbrunnen, Jungfrau and Basle”

Oban, Kerrera, Lismore, Mull and Iona

Yesterday, I posted about Neil Ansell’s trips to Scotland… Today, I post about one of my own! It was about a seven hour drive. We stopped after around an hour for refreshments but after that I felt fine so just kept going, didn’t stop for six hours! The campsite at Oban was fair enough.Continue reading “Oban, Kerrera, Lismore, Mull and Iona”