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Cranborne Chase Weekend

As quickly as this past weekend came and went, I now find that almost three whole days have passed since I arrived home.

Cranborne Chase – for those who don’t know (just as I didn’t) – is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Dorset, very close to the border with Wiltshire. Salisbury lies to the north with the New Forest and Hampshire to the east.

This was a camping and walking weekend organised by two members of Brunel Walking Group and my second of the year.

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Choosing a Backpacking Tent

We’re almost at the end of February and time is running out for me to make this month’s purchase, in preparation for backpacking the Ridgeway long-distance footpath.

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In January, I upgraded to a pair of walking poles. Now, I’m looking for my nightly shelter. A one-person tent that’s lightweight, packs away well and is something I would be comfortable to sleep and cook within.

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Franchis Holidays – July 2016

This is the final instalment in my ongoing write-up of everything I did in Cornwall, almost two-months ago. Posts about August’s visit to Shropshire will begin soon.

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Here, I’m going to ‘review’ the camp site I stayed at – Franchis Holidays, near Mullion.

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Shropshire Highlights

At around 18.00 on Thursday, I returned home after a very long long weekend in Shropshire.

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It was my first time camping alone for four nights and I imagine to get a lot done within the space of five days. In this post, I’ll run over the highlights of my trip, with more detailed blog posts to follow at a later date.

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To Shropshire

I’m officially heading to Shropshire in a couple of weeks, for my second camping trip/British adventure of the summer.

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My pitch has been booked at the camp site and, in this post, I’m going to list a few of the items I hope to achieve there.

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Back From Cornwall

At around 19.00 last night, I completed the long journey back from my four-day weekend in Cornwall.

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St. Michael’s Mount, Marazion.

Weather-wise, it was glorious and it appears as though this ‘heatwave’ has also spread throughout Somerset. I managed to get a lot done and it was a good experience. There’s a lot to write about that will come your way in good time.

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Cornwall-bound

My first holiday of the year has been a long time coming but, the waiting is almost over…

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On Saturday, I’ll be making the long drive down to Cornwall for three nights of camping and the coast!

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Shallow Grange Campsite

September 2015

At least one each week, I remember that I’ve still yet to write a single word on the camp site I stayed at back in September…

This has been on-going for about eight-months now… As I contemplate where I might be looking to stay this summer, I’ve decided to go ahead and get it done. There is no reason for this huge delay, other than my own procrastination.

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