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Rathlin Island Bivvy

It was my brothers stag party on the night of the 17th of September. We decided to forgo the type of fancy party that the hens were having on the same night and headed off for Rathlin Island. We partied until around 2am and headed back to the hostel room we had rented for the […]

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Dunnyneill Island Camp – Strangford Lough

Ahoy me Hearties 😀 It’s been a while since my last Mini-Adventure (Errigal) and I have had the idea of an Island Camp mulling about in my head for well over three years so, this was going to be the year to give that idea an airing! My thoughts of Island Camping all began during […]

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May Day Family Fofanny Fiesta

Here Life being as ever complicated, it had been a super busy year to date and the first thing that generally gets shelved in favour of DIY and work is hiking and camping. That said, you only live twice (assuming you’re James Bond) so you still have to find some time for the finer things. […]

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You gotta know when to hold…. a Meelbeg bivvy

Spurred on by Dowser’s great trip report on his recent summit bivvy on Errigal, I thought I’d pen a few words and share a few pictures of a bivvy I had in the Mournes on the very same night. My destination of choice was a summit bivvy on Slieve Meelbeg. Now Meelbeg and me have […]

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Hares Gap Camp

Disgusted with myself for missing a few recent camps (well maybe not the Slievemoughanmore one ::) ) and spurred on with the purchase of a new bivvy tent and some fine weather I decided to do a summit camp on Bearnagh. The call was put out and Adam responded so it we were set for […]

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Antrim Hills Way over two days

In the summer Rumblebum and I were joined by a few others to complete a 2 day backpack of the Antrim Hills Way. The route is one of the quality long walks on Walk NI (http://www.walkni.com/walks/51/antrim-hills-way/) and is a 22 mile way-marked trail. From memory, in the preparation I found that the walk was a […]

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Halloween Camp

Halloween is a great time to do a bit of family camping. The summer is over, the midges are gone and the hills are much more peaceful but you don’t yet see the full cold or snow of winter. That said, even from a week ahead the weather forecast looked like the fickle finger of […]

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Meelmore Solo Overnighter

Over the weekend I had a small solo camp on the summit of Meelmore. I usually can only go camping when the car is packed with luxuries for the other half, but with things and the way it worked out, I was able to do a bit of proper camping 🙂 I paid for overnight […]

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Three days in the Mournes

My son and I travelled from Derry last weekend to enjoy three days of walking and camping through the heart of the high Mournes. The plan was to enjoy a few leisurely days in beautiful country, with plenty of time at camp to relax with hot chocolate :D. Day 1. Meelmore Lodge to Lough Shannagh […]

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Garron Plateau and Galboly village

Last year I had a walk up around the Garron Plateau and was really struck with the area.  As I sat eating lunch whilst enjoying the scenery I vowed to return some time and spend a bit longer.  On that previous occasion I only got the briefest of glimpses of the ‘hidden’ village of Galboly […]

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