Haystacks walk in the Lake District with loads of photos

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Heading towards Haystacks, one of the Lake Districts best summits

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Possibly the best walk in the Lake District!  On this walk to Haystacks you will see some of the best views in the Lake District. Here we can see Haystacks to the left with the sun setting behind Red Pike and Buttermere and Crummock water in the distance.

Wild camping - something every hiker should try at least once

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There's nothing quite like a wild camp - it's an experience I'd recommend to anyone who loves walking and the outdoors. When everyone else have left the mountains you have the place to yourself - and the chance to see spectacular sunsets and sunrises and the most amazing dark and stary night skies you'll ever see if you are lucky. This particular spot is overlooking my favourite tarn in the English Lake District - Blea Tarn with Langdale Pikes in the distance. It's idyllic - and if you'd like to experience a wild camp yourself - check out my tips and camping essentials below.


A walk around the historic York City Walls with great views of York Minister

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The best view and much photographed point on this York City Walls walk with the walls leading your eye all the way to an impressive view of York Minister

Review: Fitbit Charge 2 (and my 2017 goal: walk more!)

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Wearing my new Fitbit Charge 2 fitness / step tracker - a great product and it's definitely got me walking more in a regular day.

Iceland weekender: Golden Circle Tour, Blue Lagoon Spa, Northern lights & Reykjavik

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A stunning view along the edge of tectonic plates in ├×ingvellir National Park in Iceland.

Iceland: Blue Lagoon Spa, Reykjavik
The Blue Lagoon outdoor naturally heated pool at this amazing geothermal spa - a must do for a visit to Iceland 

Review: Vango Monaco 500 Airbeam 5-man tent

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The Vango Monaco 500 tent with Airbeams/ inflatable poles is the quickest large 5-man tent I have put up and is a revelation for me for making short family camping trips much less of a hassle in putting up the tent - leaving more time for the fun stuff :-)

Formentor beach & Mirador Es Colomer Viewpoint, Mallorca

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A stunning view of the wild Peninsula of Cap Formentor on Mallorca's northern coast from Mirador Es Colomer. It's one of the most popular views in Mallorca and is actually fairly accessible to get here as you will find out.

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Approaching Formentor beach by boat - one of Mallorca's finest sandy beaches and home of one of Mallorca's oldest and exclusive hotel's - the Formentor Hotel

Malham Cove via Gordale Scar Walk, Yorkshire Dales

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Admiring the view on top of the stunning Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales

Malham Cove via Gordale Scar Walk and Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales
The view into Gordale Scar and the fun scramble up next to the waterfall that awaits


Gear Review: Vango Nanga 60+10 Rucksack

Review: Vango Nanga 60+10 Rucksack
The Vango Nanga 60 + 10 - a great value, comfortable rucksack with lots of features.

Helvellyn via Striding Edge walk, Lake District

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Helvellyn is one of the Lakes most popular walks and this is a classic Lake District view over Striding Edge, with Red Tarn to the left and Ullswater Lake just visible in the distance.


Guide to the Nietzsche Path & Eze Village, near Nice / Monaco, France

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View from the Nietzsche Path looking over Eze-sur-mer on the way down from  Eze Village, France. You can see Cap Ferat in the distance and the bay of Villefranche where many Cruise Ships dock

Blencathra walk via Sharp Edge, Lake District

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Looking down towards one of my favourite ridge walks - Sharp Edge, en-route to the summit of Blencathra.


Recipe: Moreish pumpkin & sunflower seed trail mix

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I have been asked to contribute some hiking/camping food recipes to a blog and this is my 'Moreish pumpkin and sunflower seed trail mix'

My Top 10 best views in Northern England

A lone tree on Egton High Moor surrounded by a carpet of flowering heather near Egton Bridge on the North York Moors
A lone tree on Egton High Moor surrounded by a carpet of flowering heather as the sun sets, near Egton Bridge on the North York Moors. What this image doesn't capture is the aroma of heather which just added to the beauty of this place.

A superb skiing holiday in Morzine, Avoriaz & Les Gets, France, with resort info.

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Skiing through a forest piste from the top of La Rosta, Les Gets, in the Portes du Soleil area, France. It's a magical experience just slowly cruising through the snow covered pine forests, and 
the Portes du Soleil ski area provides lots of opportunities for skiing on a variety of stunning pistes. 

High Cup Nick Walk from Dufton, Cumbria - fun in the snow!

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Admiring the amazing view from High Cup Nick, Cumbria - midway on our circular walk from Dufton. You can clearly see an impressive example of a glacial valley, which was carved out of ancient ice.

Chuffed my blog's won an award!

What a great end to 2015! I'm chuffed to bit with this! My blog was voted the Best Independent Blog of the Year 2015 by Go Outdoors Customers! Thank you all for your votes!