Outdoors walking camping and bushcraft blog archive by Spike #spikeblogs Because.. 'The mountains are calling and I must go. - John Muir'

  • Outdoors,  Kit Reviews

    Wasp Wolf Slingshot Review

    Why am I writing my Wasp Wolf Slingshot review?  Well, much of my childhood was outdoors, picking grass out my hair, drinking from random hose pipes & making dens in the most obvious of places.. one common unfulfilled dream existed. To be an ace with a slingshot  After a single…

  • Outdoors,  Kit Reviews

    Bahco Laplander Review

    If, like me, you love the mesmerising flicker of a camp fire or maybe you have trees in need of some TLC, the one thing we equally value is a good saw. So, I put this through its paces for my 2019 Bahco Laplander Review. Quality Reliability Features Price 0…

  • Lixada Titanium Mug Featured by Spike #spikeblogs
    Outdoors,  Kit Reviews

    Lixada Titanium Mug Review

    Whether I’m out bikepacking, hiking, wild camping or just tying up my hammock for a relaxing day with a good book, the thing I value most is a good cuppa. So, here’s my review of the Lixada Titanium Mug, cups & cookware. Quality Reliability Features Price 0 Style 0 Usability…

  • Clumber Park Northern Territories featured Walk by Spike #spikeblogs
    Outdoors,  Walks & Hikes

    Clumber Park Northern Territories

    This is a lovely little walk through a slither of mixed woodland sandwiched right between Clumber Parks, Lime Tree Avenue and the parallel A57 to the North, hence the title Clumber Park Northern Territories. There’s no fluff with this little route & I purposely share no images. It’s a route…

  • Derwent Dam Pike Low featured by Spike #spikeblogs
    Outdoors,  Walks & Hikes

    Upper Derwent Dams And Pike Low

    Today, it’s a solo walk of the Upper Derwent Dams and Pike Low. I arrived at Fairholmes Car Park shortly before dawn on a chilly January morning. Cafe was just showing signs of life and the toilets were open for business. Soon realising my NTrust membership had no value here,…

  • Mam Tor Circular Route featured by Spike #spikeblogs
    Outdoors,  Walks & Hikes

    Mam Tor Short Walk

    The mighty Mam Tor is a carved entry on many a bucket list. This Mam Tor Short Walk is a circular route that climbs to the summit then tracks along the Great Ridge towards Hollins Cross. Skirting around Mam Tor is Hope Valley, one of the most beautiful (and popular!)…