Category Outdoor Life

Retiring hurt…

I’ve always tried to avoid my hiking blogs becoming litanies of pain and discomfort. I wouldn’t hike if I didn’t enjoy it, overall. But discomfort is definitely involved, and pain too, especially as you get older. I’ve been lucky (so far) in avoiding acute injury while actually hiking but I’ve nonetheless had several brushes with […]

The Pennine Way A Poem A Day

I’ve been and gone and walked the Pennine Way again, for the fifth time! This time as well as completing my summit camps I was on a mad mission to write a poem a day. These were well received on my social and I was implored to put them together into an actual book, so […]

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Making a Micro-Tarp

My first venture into the murky and laborious world of MYOG – Making Your Own Gear…

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Freeze-Dried Camp Food by ‘Summit to Eat’

Am I converted to freeze-dried camp food? Hmm…

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Wild Flowers in November

Post-equinoctial Botanising and Social Media – Diminishing Returns, or Why I’m Keeping Groundsel Up My Sleeve…

On the edge – not least of intelligibility.

Savouring the slippery dissonance of liminality…

Things that go bump in the tide.

Part of the plan is to account for myself…