Sunday, 16 October 2011

Dartmoor Backpack

This weekend I had a chance to join a group from The Backpackers Club led by Dave Britton for a backpack on Dartmoor. Brian and Jill who live near to me in Bournemouth kindly offered to give me a lift up on Friday and I had a great time in their company.
We met up with the others at Huccaby Farm in Hexworthy where we camped on the Friday night in the lower field by the river.

The early arrivals.

On the Saturday morning eight of us set out taking an easterly route over the moors towards Warren House Inn where we spent the night on the moors to the north of the Inn.

Gandalf re-joins us after talking with the Ents

On Sunday morning we took a more direct route back to Hexworthy.

Jill and Brian with the Warren House Inn behind.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011


My Trailstar in the Lake District a couple of years ago.

I sold this shelter last year,  but after watching Tony Hobbs recent YouTube video with Chris Townsend. 
I am now thinking of buying another :-)

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Three go wild on the South Downs

Over weekend I met up with @NigeP and @s_tranter_photo this time for a weekend of wild camping on the South Downs


Above our woodland campsite on Saturday morning and below looking north over a misty valley.

After spending Saturday wandering the South Downs we made for Chanctonbury Ring planning to camp there but ended up camping by the nearby trig point.

Simon setting up his tarp.

Nigel's Tarptent and my Trailstar

Another view of my Trailstar

Below sunrise over Chanctonbury Ring 

Another couple of pictures of my Trailstar with misty valleys behind.