Dartmoor - Wild Camp

Dartmoor is a sacred, magical place. You find a truer side of your self there.

Land of the floating skull and the sinking walker

It's hard to work out where to start with this one: a British summer, silly accommodation, bog snorkelling, floating skulls, crunchy bits or Kung Fu....

The plan was to take advantage of the August weather and head off to Dartmoor to give Jack his first experience of wild camping (as opposed to that highly sanitised, squeaky clean camp site camping with toilets) so Jack, Tav and Dave H set off down a stop-start M5 on a Friday afternoon to the northern edge of Dartmoor. The weather forecast was dodgy...

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Pen y Fan - sun and tourists

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside

The sun also shines in Wales you know

Back by popular demand, another entry from our guest editor - Jack Tavener. This was another training walk for the 3 peaks challenge.

We started in the car park at the bottom of Corn Du and started our ascent up the mountain...
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The Quantocks

But the beauty is in the walking -- we are betrayed by destinations

Dead Woman's Ditch

In an attempt to try something different Tav suggested we try the Quantocks walk out of Ken Wilsons Classic Walks (somewhat of a bible for the best walks in the UK) - low but apparently stunning hills. They didn't disappoint. And today was a first - the first canine member of Tavs Tours as Livi joined Tav, Tav junior and Dave H.

After the Landrover sat nav excelled itself by.....

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The Black Mountains

Great things come out of being hungry and cold. Once you're pampered, you get lazy

Ice Ice Baby

Another entry from our guest editor - Jack Tavener!

We started at a car park high in the valley a long way from towns or cities. We then started to plod our way up Lord Herefords Knob. All of the puddles were completely frosted and iced up and I massively enjoyed....

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The Black Mountains

And today, an entry from our guest blogger, Jack Tavener:

In the early morning me/Jack, Dave and Tav met in Pentramue car park as that was our starting place.

First was table mountain. It was incredible how the top was so flat further on.

We were all...

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