• Berghaus Freeflow 20

    Berghaus Freeflow 20

    I’ve had lots of new gear to play with over the last year or so, including such gems as the Rab NeoStretch jacket, the Inov-8 Trailroc 255 and the NeoAir X-lite sleeping pad. Most of this gear I’ve paid for, some I’ve won and...

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  • Rab PS Zip Review

    Rab PS Zip Review

    Power Stretch, it’s made by Polartec and it’s cool … or warm … you know what I mean. It’s cool, but it keeps you warm, at least that’s what everyone says, but I’d never tried it before and so when the...

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  • Mourne Seven Sevens

    Mourne Seven Sevens

    If getting up early for an epic day on the hills is your idea of fun, then the annual Mourne Seven Sevens may well be worth adding to your list of outdoor challenges. But what is the Mourne Seven Sevens? Well the clue is in the name –...

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  • Meelmore Lodge to Newcastle

    Meelmore Lodge to Newcastle

    This is a route description for the walk on 12th July. Start Meelmore Lodge, up Trassey track to Hare’s Gap and up Slievenaglogh. Follow the Mourne Wall over Slieve Corragh, Slieve Commedagh and Slieve Donard. Return along the wall to...

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News

Scotland2Sahara Challenge Sets Off

Scotland2Sahara Challenge Sets Off

Ever thought about running a marathon? I have and I really don’t fancy it, but I have huge admiration for those that do undertake the challenge....

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Events

Slieve Donard Challenge 2011

Slieve Donard Challenge 2011

Slieve Donard Challenge – Sunday 14th August 2011 Join Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke on a one day trek to the peak of Slieve Donard...

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Routes

Rocky Mountain and Hare’s Castle

Rocky Mountain and Hare’s Castle

  If you don’t fancy walking all 12 to 14 miles of the Mourne Inner Horseshoe but still want to get some of the amazing views of...

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Recent Posts

La Sportiva Wild Cat Review

La Sportiva Wild Cat Review

Cats, they are all different; lions have the biggest roar, cheetahs are the fastest land mammal and domestic tabbies are just … evil. Wildcats on the other...

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Mountain Equipment Firefox Review

Mountain Equipment Firefox Review

I had borrowed a Mountain Equipment Firefox test jacket for use on the Mourne Seven Sevens because the weather forecast was suggesting that the heavy rain currently...

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Fenix PD30 R5 Field Test

Fenix PD30 R5 Field Test

What is it? The Fenix PD30 R5 is a compact and versatile torch (flashlight) with variable light output and a massive 257 lumen peak output. What’s in the box? The...

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Slieve Donard Challenge 2011

Slieve Donard Challenge 2011

Slieve Donard Challenge – Sunday 14th August 2011 Join Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke on a one day trek to the peak of Slieve Donard in County Down,...

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Fenix PD30 R5 Quick Look

Fenix PD30 R5 Quick Look

I’ve just received the Fenix PD30 R5 torch for review from Eden Webshops. I also received the Fenix AD301-R red filter adapter, the Fenix Camping Lampshade...

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Adult, nymph and two tick larvae. Image courtesy of www.lymediseaseaction.org.uk

Ticks: How to Avoid Lyme Disease (and other nasties)

My first experience of ticks was many years ago when I lived in Wiltshire, on the edge of Savernake Forest. One evening, while lying in bed, I scratched the back...

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The End! (and the shoes)

West Highland Way – Day 6

Leaving Kinlochleven Despite the odd behaviour of the local drivers I slept well once again, although my sleeping bag was far too warm and I only zipped it up when...

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Looking back from the Devil's Staircase

West Highland Way – Day 5

I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but I have to tell the truth, I had another great night’s sleep despite the rain that was drumming on the...

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The Bridge of Orchy

West Highland Way – Day 4

Early morning at Beinglas Farm There must be something about sleeping in a tent. I had another great night’s sleep, only waking about 5am when I zipped my...

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A stretch of easy walking beside Loch Lomond

West Highland Way – Day 3

Last night I had fallen asleep to the sound of owls calling and I wondered idly how small mammals and birds dealt with ticks. I’m sure by preening themselves...

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