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Always eat between meals

When you are hiking, keeping energy levels up in the form of an easy to eat, no prep-time snack l is really important. I have probably spent more time sampling different trail snacks than meals – which probably explains why my built-in base layer is so efficient lol!An idea snack meets some critical needs; It …

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Small and mighty Montane

TLDR: A great lightweight and comfortable alternative to a day pack for a short day if conditions allow. It has 4 pockets along with two side pouches for the two 500ml bottles supplied with the pack. Provides a total of 6l of storage. Water resistant but as the seams are not taped and the zips …

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A walk in the forest

Date: October 2020 Start and end point: Lyndhurst Long Stay car park. Total distance: 5 miles Time: 3 hours including stops Altitude gain: 211ft After months of walking closer to home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I was desperate to bimble further afield however a planned weekend on Dartmoor was postponed due to Storm Alex. …

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A Dartmoor Bimble: Day 4

For day 1 see here.Thursday 29th October I was glad to wake realising I was half way up Huntingdon Hill. It has been a very windy and wet night and the rain continued so after breakfast I waited to see if there was a break in the weather to strike camp so it was about …

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A Dartmoor Bimble: Day 3

Wednesday 28th October 2020 2:30am, I was woken by the weather; luckily a wind and rain lullaby soon had me back to sleep but not before I wondered how well the X-Mid would cope with an exposed Dartmoor night. By the time I woke, the rain had eased but the wind was still blowing. After …

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A Dartmoor Bimble: Day 2

Tuesday 27th October 2020 First thing the following morning I negotiated the rest of the muddy slope and boggy river edge and crossed a clapper bridge to firmer soil so I could replenish my water bladder. As you can see from the picture, I was camped high enough above the water to avoid all but …

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A Dartmoor Bimble: Day 1

TLDR: A planned week on a wet and windy Dartmoor had me testing some new kit, making an unplanned detour or two, ponies, a “lost” dog, a cupcake, a bucket list tick, yummy food and three very wet and windy nights as the weather and unplanned delays change my plans. 30 miles walked with a …

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Introduction

This site now has a new home on WordPress. After a period of illness and subsequent introspection the site is coming back to life with the original content arriving first and new content following after. If my ramblings inspire just one person to get out more, this site has met one of its key goals. …

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A local daily bimble

Here’s a view of the Bourne Valley just outside Salisbury. I get this view every morning if the weather and time of year allow, this is early o’clock on a May morning. I have worked from home for around 20 years and have 3 dogs so a good 2-3 mile walk sets me up for …

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