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Walks & Talks – The Buxton Loop

Walks & Talks – The Buxton Loop

Weather : Fair & Hazy An Early afternoon, and I arrive in the quietish town of Buxton on a Sunday morning to be reacquainted with old friend James for a stretch of the legs through the fine hills surrounding Buxton. The weather is fair & hazy, but no rain and relatively warm for this time of year. Buxton lies on the western plank of the White peak area, not far from the bigger settlements of Glossop, Macclesfield & Manchester. Saying that,…

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A clear night on the moors…

A clear night on the moors…

Last Friday must have been the hottest day of the year, and today must be the dreariest & windiest! I took the opportunity to head into the Peak district to a spot I often go to on Stanton Moor, near to the 9 Ladies Stone Circle (Derbyshire). I thought aswell as spending time in nature it would be a great opportunity to test out the new bits of gear I have recently acquired (I have reviewed these below). I was joined…

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Rab Neutrino 200 sleeping bag

Rab Neutrino 200 sleeping bag

I have received this sleeping bag in the post today. I pretty much got an amazing deal. This bag retails for about £200, I got it for £130 through a friend of a friend who works in the industry. I’m extremely grateful for ‘the link’.I currently own a Rab Genesis 2, which I’m more than happy with, but its too heavy, big & perhaps a little to warm for the time of year i’ll be using it. I’m told, the…

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Preperation is key

Preperation is key

‘Preparation is key’   Good input = good output, simple input = simple output. We humans do over complicate things. To put it simply, things needn’t be complicated. However, that doesn’t mean walking butt naked 650 miles with nothing but an umbrella over my head. As I put together a kit list, research various sleeping bags, tents, backpacks and ‘the rest of it’ I can see the overhead costs are slowly adding up. I knew this wasn’t going to be…

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