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I get knocked down, but I get up again - Chumbawumba

Boilergate

After a great (but somewhat windy) trip to Assynt last year, we were keen to reacquaint ourselves with the Inchnadamph hotel and the local hills - hopefully with better weather.

Some of that worked out....

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Assynt

It seems like a perfectly sensible plan. Fly up to Inverness and head to the far North West (Assynt) and climb the iconic Suilven and the Ben More. However, it didn’t quite go according to plan……

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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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Brecon Beacons - the Bomber walk

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet

It rains in Wales you know

A Tavs training walk in preparation for the 3 peaks challenge later this year. Dave H was enlisted as he knew the walk and we decided to do the bomber walk which takes in a crashed Wellington and a crashed Vulcan. As we neared the start, it started to rain. No problem, on with the rain gear - except for Dave who having decided it was June turned up in .....

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