stourvale walker Blog Posts

  • Dartmoor Perambulation
    on Oct 26, 2012
    I'm off to Dartmoor on Sunday afternoon for my Dartmoor Perambulation. This will be my first backpacking trip since my Edale to Grasmere walk (up the Pennine Way over the Yorkshire Three Peaks & Howgills under the M6 into the Lake District) back...
  • Paramo Pasco Jacket
    on Jan 26, 2012
    I have just seen this interesting jacket on the Paramo Covent Garden Store Facebook page"The Pasco is cut on the same pattern as the Quito so same features but the left hand internal mesh pocket is substituted for the external napoleon OS m...
  • Backpackers Winter Get-together
    on Jan 5, 2012
    If you are interested in backpacking and are free between Friday 13th January and Sunday 15th January you are welcome to join us at Church Farm,Sixpenny Handley on the Dorset,Wiltshire,Hampshire borders where a number of us from The Backpackers...
  • Cranborne Chase Dorset Winter Static
    on Nov 14, 2011
    As the coordinator of the Dorset group of the Backpackers Club I am hoping to put on at least three Dorset events a year. A Winter Static,A Spring Weekend Backpack and an Autumn Weekend Backpack all within the County of Dorset.I am also looking at th...
  • Berghaus Arisdale Jacket
    on Nov 7, 2011
    I have been sent the new Berghaus Arisdale 3 in 1 Jacket  from their range of  Waterproof Jackets to review. Berghaus offers a range of men’s, women’s and children’s outdoor clothing and equipment including: w...
  • Dorset Backpackers
    on Nov 2, 2011
    As you may already be aware I have taken over as co-ordinator for the Dorset group of the Backpackers Club.To help us in planning events I have decided to have a regular pub meet.The second thursday of the month is our regular "Gear and Beer" night.
  • Dartmoor Backpack
    on Oct 16, 2011
    This weekend I had a chance to join a group from The Backpackers Club led by Dave Britton for a backpack on Dartmoor. Brian and Jill who live near to me in Bournemouth kindly offered to give me a lift up on Friday and I had a great time in their comp...
  • TrailstarMy Trailstar in the Lake District a couple of years ago.I sold this shelter last year,  but after watching Tony Hobbs recent YouTube video with Chris Townsend.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGCZPgC74kA&feature=youtube_gdata_player&nb...
  • Three go wild on the South Downs
    on Oct 4, 2011
    Over weekend I met up with @NigeP and @s_tranter_photo this time for a weekend of wild camping on the South Downs.  Above our woodland campsite on Saturday morning and below looking north over a misty valley.After spending Sa...
  • Jetboil Flash
    on Sep 18, 2011
    The Jetboil Flash  is attractive due to the way it packs away into a compact package.It is quick and easy to put together to make a brew while on the go.Which from a safety point of view is a good thing as Hypothermia is not a hik...
  • Not Quite As Planned - Summer Walkabout
    on Sep 17, 2011
    My Walkabout didn't go quite as I had planned. After arriving in Grasmere at around 7.30pm Monday evening I made my way up to Easedale Tarn to wild camp I only saw one person on the path up and I spent the night alone with only a few sheep for compan...
  • Test
    on Jul 29, 2011
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  • Summer Walkabout kit part 3 (clothing)
    on Jul 29, 2011
    Inov-8 Flyroc 310I have previously owned a couple of pairs of Inov-8 Terroc 330's and I was looking to replace them with another pair but as I was searching on Google I came across these in a sale at Pete Bland Sports reduced to £35 so with tha...
  • Summer Walkabout kit part 2 (sleeping)
    on Jul 26, 2011
    Alpkit Hunka Bivy BagI have had the Hunka bivy bag for a couple of years and have used it inside a tent during the winter and also on its own all year round.On my last trip at Easter I had a tent with me but this time using this and the Trailsta...
  • Jetboil Flash arrives
    on Jul 26, 2011
    I have just received a Jetboil Flash from webtogs I placed my order on Friday and it was delivered on Monday or would have been if I was at home. I have been away camping with my family at Roundhill campsite in the New Forest. Roundhill is a spa...
  • Summer Walkabout kit part 1 (new items)
    on Jul 26, 2011
    OMM Classic 32This pack will being used for the first time.I bought this to replace the Golite Peak 36ltr pack which I was starting to find annoying.I like the large front mesh pocket on the OMM classic 32 which is ideal storing a damp shel...
  • Summer Walkabout
    on Jul 23, 2011
    I jokingly said to my family one teatime that I would like to go walking for the month of August and to my surprise my three young sons and my wife all cheered and whooped with excitement. So I have bought a 'Open Jaw' coach ticket from National Expr...
  • AW's Pennine Journey - BBC Inside Out
    on Mar 26, 2011
    Stuart Maconie follows in the footsteps of AW.
  • Phlogging - Change the way you blog.
    on Mar 1, 2011
    There is a new free service out there which could add a new dimension to the way you blog its called Phlogging (phone blogging) from iPadio.All you need is a basic mobile phone,no need for fancy iPhones and the like.You dial a standard rate number en...
  • My Pennine Journey Easter 2011
    on Feb 28, 2011
    Mrs F has agreed to let me go walkabout this Easter.So without delay I have booked return train tickets to Settle in north Yorkshire to follow in Wainwright's footsteps.Info from Pennine Journey website "The Pennine Journey is a challenging circ...
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