Lake District Bank Holiday Weekend

Lake District Bank Holiday Weekend 3 MAY, 2016 Category Trip Reports For the early May bank holiday we visited The Lake District. It was a fun weekend with good weather Saturday but heavy rain Sunday and early Monday morning. I guess it's not called The Lake District...

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South Pennines YHA Haworth Weekend

South Pennines YHA Haworth Weekend 11 APRIL, 2016 Category Trip Reports A couple of great walks in the South Pennines with good weather and great company. Our accommodation was the impressive Gothic mansion, YHA Haworth. Read on for the full trip report! For this...

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Snowdonia National Park Hiking Weekend

Snowdonia National Park Hiking Weekend 30 MARCH, 2016 Category Trip Reports 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...

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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 in. My...

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