We are active outdoors people and have been fortunate to be invited to get behind the scenes of many outdoor suppliers, manufacturers and key story makers in the industry.

In this blog we will update you with some of those stories, about people, products or places which you may find entertaining and add to your coffee break!

If there's any juicy gossip to hear about, this is the place to find it!


Monday, 9 October 2017  |  Admin

Here it is. The full video of the Two Moors Way lightweight bivvy and tarp trip including mapping and scenes with a full explanation of the what happened and why.

Even more detail can be found on the 8 part audio podcast series.

All in all a great trip and I hope you enjoy the video.

Please check out the second video where I do a review of all the gear used.

Monday, 9 October 2017  |  Admin

Any feeling of guilt I may have had when lying in that deep, deep bath laced with Lavender infused essence and other exotic herbal remedies soon evaporated as I listened to the rain pour non-stop throughout the night, stopping just in time for breakfast.

There was no rush now with only 18 miles to go, especially as I had to fit in another wild camp somewhere before the coast, so I took my time getting up, packing and then re-packing my now dry, gear, socks and undies before heading down for breakfast. The selection on offer easily matched the meals of yesterday so I was spoiled for choice. They really know how to make a guest feel welcome.

But the time had come to start meandering along the riverside path, so I headed out around 10 trying not to build my speed up to soon and keep below a gentle saunter.

Monday, 9 October 2017  |  Admin

Looking on the bright side, at least I had dry accommodation for that night, my sleeping gear was now all dried out and I had a good meal in my belly, so this combined with my tired legs meant I slept reasonably well. Well that was of course until I received my early morning call courtesy of the cockrills which started just after 4am. I drifted in and out of sleep until I recorded something around 5 and then dozed off again until 7 and rose to face the day.

Monday, 9 October 2017  |  Admin

Apart from the boy racer who seemed to feel obligated to ride up and down the main road next to Lake View Fishery at least a dozen times in succession at midnight last night, I slept reasonably well and woke early to an overcast damp day.

However as I had carried all this fuel with me, I got the solo stove going and had the first proper warming brew of the trip closely followed by a bowl full of porridge. During this time there was a sudden downpour and due to my tarp layout this meant the exposed half of my bivvy bag took the full deluge. Although not an issue from the comfort point of view, it did make me realize after it had passed, that I would be packing away sodden gear which wouldn’t have a chance to dry before nightfall. We will have to wait and see.

Monday, 9 October 2017  |  Admin

Even though the weather was changeable that night with the blustery wind and rain, I slept reasonably well and woke refreshed ready for, as it turned out to be, the longest day of the trip.

It was a good start at 7am and I meandered my way along charming narrow paths, fascinating high walled tracks and through woodland to the outskirts of Chagford. I was going to head into the village for some breakfast, but then thought I needed to crack on to get on through this cultivated section as quickly as possible so continued along the track. As luck would have it I found myself wandering along a lovely riverside walk when I was sure I could smell bacon.

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