Continuing my look back at my first TGO Challenge in 2019. Day 3 and after waking to a beautiful morning on the shores of Loch Cuaich, we ended up walking 38 km to Invergarry when we couldn’t find a suitable spot to wildcamp. For those not in the know; “The Great Outdoors Challenge is aContinue reading “TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 3”
Continuing my look back at my first TGO Challenge in 2019 and day 2, walking 24km from Barisdale Bay to the shores of Loch Cuaich. This proved to be a hard day for me as Scotland found itself in a bit of a heatwave. For those not in the know; “The Great Outdoors Challenge isContinue reading “TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 2”
A look back at day one of my first TGO Challenge in 2019. After the ferry from Mallaig to Inverie it was a walk of 14.5km to Barisdale Bay. For those not in the know; “The Great Outdoors Challenge is a unique and very special Scottish institution and in 2019 we celebrated the 40th Challenge.Continue reading “TGO Challenge 2019 – Day 1”
Up late, time to clear the head and wander up to East Hill from home, adhering to COVID Tier 3 guidelines to stay local. This is always a fine walk with views south to the high moor and north over Okehampton and further to Exmoor, but made particularly special after a dusting of snow.
Met up with Tim on Christmas Eve for a walk from Shapley Common to Meldon Hill. Tim wanted to take photos of the rock basins on the many outcrops on the hill and I just fancied the ramble. We’d also visit Grubby Close Tor and Jurston Rocks.
Back in October 2020, I met up with Jason and Jon for a Friday night out on Corn Ridge, I arrived about an hour earlier and set up then enjoyed the views and shifting light across the high moor. Branscombe’s Loaf is an ideal setting to do this. Unfortunately, my tent, the Big Agnes CopperContinue reading “Branscombe’s Loaf Wild Camp (in pictures)”
A walk out to Wild Tor with my friend Suzanne via Taw Common, Flock o’ Sheep Rocks and the cross on Big Whit Hill, returning via Steeperton Tor and the magnificent Belstone Ridge.
After being sorely disappointed with the fragility of the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2, I went in search of something sturdier and spacious, and the Hilleberg Nallo 2 fitted the bill. I met up with Jon Britton, who I hadn’t seen for a few years, and we went for a short wander from Belstone toContinue reading “Rowtor Wild Camp”
Out with Tim and Jim to visit Vag Hill, enjoying Luckey Tor, the Double Dart and Sharp Tor (Yartor Down) along the way.