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Quarries toads and chickens

The main reason I’ve moved to Crook is that it is very easy to get up into Weardale. Weardale is a walkers’ paradise, largely because hardly anyone can be bothered to visit. An earlier work trip to Birmingham meant I … Continue reading

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Playing with fire

Earlier this month the unseasonably warm weather tempted me and My Taller Half to take a trip out to Teesdale with the tent. We haven’t been out and about much this year, so this was the first opportunity to try … Continue reading

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My first tent and other gear

I’ve been thinking of writing a gear review for a while, but just never quite got round to it. I’ll start with my lovely tent… It’s 2007 and my Taller Half and I decide to try out a couple of … Continue reading

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Sand and surprises: adventures on the Northumberland coast

I’m recently back from a camping trip to the coast near Berwick upon Tweed, England’s most northerly town. Having been to Berwick before, I thought I knew what to expect, but boy was I wrong. Even before we left home, … Continue reading

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Looking for ice flowers: adventures in Teesdale

Teesdale in County Durham is famous among botanists for it’s unique collection of cold-loving arctic and alpine flowers with sun-seeking Southern flowers. Known by botanists as the “Teesdale assemblage”, but by locals as “ice flowers”, Upper Teesdale is still home … Continue reading

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Tent Alone!

This week I went on my first lone camping trip. I’d been threatening my Taller Half that I would buy my own tent all summer. I haven’t made good on that threat yet, but my new bigger and better backpack … Continue reading

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Keeping me company (or: there’s a hedgehog in my tent!)

I’ve just got back from a one night camping trip up at Hadrian’s Wall. I was woken in the night by someone carrying pots and pans outside my tent. Although annoyed by the thoughtlessness – it was 1.00am – I … Continue reading

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