A short film of our August trip to Dartmoor National Park
Fast Packing. Apparently its a thing. Rather than simply hiking with a big pack its a combination of hiking and trail running. Using gear that increases in price as it decreases in weight, packs are light, kit is minimal and miles get covered. I started training this year for an ultra marathon so I’ve beenContinue reading “Fast Packing the West Wight”
Here’s a little video we made while hiking the downs and forest above Brighstone, here on the island. It’s one of our favourite spots and it’s a go to for slacklining, trail running and even wildcamping.
I think the biggest factor was that feeling of simply moving through a landscape at a pace dictated by me. Not the weight in my pack or how fast the kids were moving or what the trail was like or how much my legs ached. If I wanted to run, I ran.
or Holy S**t, I just ran 10k. So on Friday I decided to just get up to the woods and try something. After struggling to get around a 5k loop the last view times I went out I had decided that my problem was pacing. I’d just go off too quick and then really struggleContinue reading “A Minor Milestone”
So the first part of this journey is complete. While not completely couch potato to running 5 kilometres, my physical job and hiking “prowess” gave a bit of a start, I’ve reached the end of the first training program in this long road to ultramarathons. After a couple of false starts in June, July sawContinue reading “Couch to 5k”
Surely starting next to a named body of salt water and finishing next another named something different counts as a Coast to Coast Hike? Like the North Sea to the Irish Sea. Or in this case, the Solent to the English Channel.
Dad! Shift your butt over!!!
We made a little video of our recent hike down one riverbank and back up the other. It’s over on our new YouTube channel so head over and give us a subscribe,
Many of our National Parks have long distance trails associated with them. The Two Moors Way in Devon passes through both Dartmoor and Exmoor, Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and the South Downs all have their eponymous ways while the New Forest has little more of a stretch of the Solent Way skirting around her borders. We hope to change that.
There are many benefits to hiking on the coast. Scenic views, access to “facilities”, plentiful Ice Cream to name a few.
Last week we hiked around the Isle of Wight, our home. Here’s a little highlights package of the hike while I write up a full trip report.
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