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The Cat’s Back | Black Mountains | South Wales

Rolling gently upwards onto the bulk of the Black Mountains in South Wales, the Cat’s Back offers lush wide views over the English border.  Truly I cannot believe I’ve never done this walk before. The Easter weekend saw us travel back to Wales from North Yorkshire and we were treated…

Four routes up Pen Y Fan | Walking Wales

As I’ve mentioned a few times on my blog, I grew up with Pen Y Fan on my doorstep. It’s the highest peak in South Wales at 886m and one of the most accessible mountains in the UK which is probably why it’s such a popular walk. Having tackled it…

Overnight in Warnscale Head bothy + climbing Hay Stacks | Lake District

Hay Stacks – a favourite walk amongst walkers in the Lake District. This little mountain has always had people it in its thrall but for some reason I’ve never felt the urge to go and climb it for myself, despite it being renowned as Alfred Wainwright’s favourite peak.  Haystacks stands…

On test | Vango Ultralite Pro 200 sleeping bag review*

When the Vango Ultralite Pro 200 landed on my doormat I was pretty excited to get out to the hills and test it out and review. However, life intervened and my first chance to test this sleeping bag out came on a cold blustery December night in the Lake District…

Review | Trakke Storr Carry On rucksack

As the crisp paper package was handed over to me I took it with mixed feelings. Wrapped carefully inside, free of plastic and handmade in Scotland was one of the most beautiful and yet practical bags I had seen. I’d been hankering after it for several months and upon returning…