Archive for the Category: General Outdoors

Tick Awareness

I was out for a couple of walks over the weekend, in the Mournes and around Moneypenny’s Lock, and pick up my first ever Tick. Not the nicest thing to find whilst lying in bed at 1am, so I got up and naively tried to remove it with a pair of tweezers. After making a […]

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Urris Hills – NW Donegal

Urris Hills run off either side of Mamore Gap. 21 st February 2015 took a run out . Weather was pretty bad and nearly called it off . Takes roughly four hours with a good lunch to complete.   2Ist Feb 2015 Urris Hills  – NW Donegal For those of you  who dont know Donegal […]

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What The Worlds Armies Eat

Germany The German ration pack contains several sachets of grapefruit and exotic juice powder to add to water, and Italian biscotti, but also more familiar treats such as liver-sausage spread and rye bread, goulash with potatoes, and for breakfast sour cherry and apricot jams.Description Canada While there are Bear Paws snacks in the Canadian ration […]

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Sperrins – Mullaghaneany (627m)

Took a wee jaunt into the Sperrins .They are on my back door  and I should be using them more often Start Point         GR 707003 Finish Point      GR 707003 Distance            6.07 mile Time Taken       4 HRs with lunch Map Used   […]

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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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Mossies really do like YOU!!

No doubt everyone has heard or some may have been guilty of saying, “I don’t know my but mossies and midges seem to love me”. At the same time many of us are probably guilty of thinking that it’s rubbish and said person was just whining.Turns out they were right all along (apologies to all […]

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Microlight flight

For my 40th birthday earlier this year i was given a voucher for a one hour microlight flight with Fly NI near Portadown. I eventually got organised to do this on Thursday past and hit it really lucky with the weather, the winds died down and the sun came out as my take off time […]

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Errigals Efforts

Errigals Efforts Woke up Saturday….Errigal Day . Planned this for a couple of weeks . Had a sore head Business awards dinner ouch!!!!!Set off with my walking partner who also happens to be my lovely wife, which is handy. Arrived and started our approach across the Bogland ,soft under foot but no disasters. Errigal had […]

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tall tales in the high places

The Brandy Pad is a popular route through the Mourne Mountains and, as the name suggests, it was the route popular for smuggling in the eighteen hundreds. The story was that it was used to smuggle items from the coast; coffee, tea, silk and …..brandy. It is said that the smugglers would have made their […]