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Old knees, new gaiters


So back when I introduced myself, Redleader suggested the Antrim Hills as a fine local stomping ground. Last weekend I threw caution to the wind and set myself the challenge of walking from Ballyboley Forest outside Larne to Glenarm, over the hills. Ambitious, but I wanted to see how I’d cope at long(ish) distance. The […]

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Still hilly after all these years…


So, on Easter Monday I kept a promise to myself and my daughter home from university, and climbed into the Mournes for the first time in more than thirty years. We clambered up to the Hares Gap, and once we saw that that hadn’t killed us, we swung down to the edge of Ben Crom […]

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Sperrin Heritage Center


I was up at the center with NWMRT for a training night on Tuesday and got a few snaps of the inside. They are having an open day in a month or so for local folks of the area and then hoping to have a second day to demonstrate the facilities to outdoor groups and […]

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Tests With Drying Food


Bugger had me a nice well thought out piece of writing done then a fuse blows and kills everything, so onwards and sod the writing aspect. Got tired of trying to justify the price of some of the brand bought dried meals you can get as at around £6 for a main meal they are […]

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Satmap Active 10 Review


We raided the piggy bank and got a spanky new Satmap Active 10 to replace our aging dinosaur of a Garmin Vista HCX. We toyed long and hard over the Mapyx Lowrance range as they work with the digital maps we already have but in the end plumped for the Satmap. The Garmin has served […]

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Winter Hen Summit Camp


I had arrived down after the advance group who had been put off by some really bad weather that had passed through earlier on.  With the possibility of some climbing the other guys were happy to find a more sheltered spot and set themselves up for the next day. A quick call to Typo-on established […]

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Lecale Way Walk

Lecale Ways

It was Spud that first suggested the Lecale way to me on one of our Annalong valley camps & with so many days in mountains it was time for a multi day road & trek adventure.last weekends coastal trek was over a section of the Lecale way. The Lecale way extends over 40 miles of […]

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Doan Summit Bivvy

Fofanny Reservoir from Slieve Meelbegs

Being the end of July with a good weather forecast, Meelmore Lodge Campsite was pretty busy by the time we got there. Its 3 fields were full of stupidly large tents and the smell of barbequeueing sausages hung heavy in the air. We were proper late. The plan had been to set out before 8pm […]

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Welcome to the new NI-Wild blog


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