Snowdonia National Park Hiking Weekend

Snowdonia National Park Hiking Weekend Gary Box 30 March 2016 For our Easter long weekend we visited both Snowdonia National Park & Anglesey. We experienced the full range of UK weather but still enjoyed some great hiking and some lovely local food in the pubs we...

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Cornwall Coast Walking Weekend

Cornwall Coast Walking Weekend Gary Box 14 March 2016 In March we experienced a very enjoyable walking weekend to the Cornwall coast. It turned out to be a weekend of great weather, great company and some amazing hikes. Our trip report from the weekend follows. Our...

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Dorset Jurassic Coast Walking Weekend

Our first event of 2016 was a weekend away walking the Dorset Jurassic Coast. We had booked sole use of YHA Litton Cheney on their Exclusive Hire scheme. Due to much lower occupancy rates in the low season many of their hostels are only open to groups wishing to book...

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Shropshire Hills Weekend – November 2015

For our last event of 2015 we headed to the Shropshire Hills, staying at YHA Wildehope Manor. The hostel is a Grade I listed Elizabethan manor house with plenty of original period features. The stonework, staircases and general ambience are something special....

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Isle of Wight Weekend – November 2015

In early November we headed to the Isle of Wight for the weekend. It’s not a location we visit regularly, in part because of the added complication of the ferry and not knowing who will be able to drive. In the end 4 cars and 19 people made the trip, leaving...

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Sony HDR-AS100VR review

I first began to look at action cameras seriously towards the end of 2013. Earlier in 2013 I first started creating movies with a DSLR and was getting familiar with editing software. I could see that the POV (point of view) camera angle an action camera provides would...

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Black Sail Youth Hostel

Black Sail Youth Hostel has gained legendary status among hikers within the UK. Much of the attraction of this place is the fact that it’s so remote, sitting deep within the Ennerdale Valley at the end of a dirt track meaning you have to park elsewhere and walk...

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Sony Xperia Go Review

When it comes to navigation on walks I’ve always been a fan of technology to support the traditional map and compass techniques. My first GPS was a Garmin Etrex Summit which did not have full mapping but did accept GPX route files and stated your current...

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Tour Du Mont Blanc

Organiser – Gary Box When – 2nd-14th September 2014 Cost – £685.00 (includes accommodation (all bedding), most meals and guiding – see detailed itinerary) Itinerary Tuesday 2nd September Leave Gatwick on Easyjet flight 8474 departing at 13:45...

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