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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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Trassey to Commedagh and back

The weather forecast for Saturday passed was giving a fine dry day and mostly clear sky’s so I talked Mrs B into another wee dander in the Mournes. Now Mrs B’s only previous experience in the Mournes had been up through Donard wood to the ice house and a good dander up the Annalong valley […]

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An evening in the Antrim Hills

Over the summer I had a really pleasant evening’s dander in the Antrim Hills. With just a bit of a rough plan in mind I wanted to visit a couple of tops and then have a look around one of the rivers that looked interesting on the map. Having been in the area before I […]

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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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Lissummon Tunnel – Ireland’s Longest Railway Tunnel

One of our newest members, JonnyHonda, mentioned this place to me recently and immediately I was intrigued! I’ve never been much of a railway enthusiast but the thought of a mile long, abandoned, railway tunnel had me reaching for my head torch, and an afternoon out with the kids was quickly organised. Here’s a bit […]

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Slieve Croob Circuit

I had planned a walk in the Sperrins, taking in Dart and Sawel. The weather however dictated otherwise and no amount of looking at the forecast made the certainty of a severe downpour over the Sperrins go away. The Antrim Hills seemed set to suffer the same fate, with only the Mourne area having any […]

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My first winter wild camping experience

So I thought that I’d give winter wild camping a go, I had my reservations about it as my sleeping bag and tent are only rated 3 season and all of my previous wild camping trips had been in the warmer months. We arrived at Carrick-Little and parked at the upper car park (£5 per […]

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The Photography Camp that Never Was

Once, many moons ago we had a glorious day watching the Red Arrows from the slopes of Slieve Commedagh. Afterwards we camped at Meelmore Lodge and were atmospherically lucky enough to have a clear night with no moon on which for the first time ever, I saw the Milky Way live rather than in a photograph. […]

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January Wildcamp

After such a mild and wet winter, a forecast for some proper icy conditions with the threat of snow sounded like just the ticket for an overnight camp. Temperatures were due to plummet as low as -5c with snow on Thursday and Saturday, fingers crossed by Friday night we would either have some or be seeing some. Arriving in […]

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