Off The Trail

Monthly Archives: July 2020

So it’s now been well over a week since a long overdue return to the Lake District. It’s been about 3 years since I was last there and oh have I missed it. This is the corner of England that no matter what the weather its beautiful, in fact when it rains, and it frequently does, it adds to the majesty making the valleys greener, the mountains more menacing and the rivers… Read More

So I’m finally home after a brilliant weekend wild camping in the Peak District and it felt good! Due to Coronavirus, this was the first time in my tent in many months, apart from camping in the garden a few times in support of the Great British Campout and how I’ve missed it. Next weekend I’m off to the Lake District with a group of friends for hopefully a 3 day wild… Read More

I’m writing this on the evening of Friday 3rd July, 2020 and tomorrow is going to be a big day, the Coronavirus lockdown is being relaxed and camping will be allowed and the pubs will reopen. This means the return of wild camping and post walk pints, and I can’t wait! I don’t know about you, but the best I’ve managed during lockdown is some day trips around my beautiful home county… Read More

Ok, first of all I am not old enough to have owned a canvass tent, mine have all been lightweight, modern materials, however I did once sleep in one when I was an Air Cadets, many years ago. My memories are it was cold and cramped and it seemed very heavy when I was putting it up, so thank god tents have evolved to the lightweight, space saving designs we have now…. Read More