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Slieve Binnian – Summit Camp

A few weeks ago I headed to attempt on summit camp on Slieve Binnian.  Having planned the same on a few previous occasions only for the weather to conspire against me, I was determined to achieve it this time.  However with forecasts of wind speeds up to 35mph and gusts of even higher it was […]

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Slieve Bernagh Summit Camp

Just back from my first overnight trip to the Mournes. I was very impressed by the extent of wild camping / bivi options on the high tops. My three friends opted to sleep under the shelter stone near the smaller NE tor of Slieve Bernagh. It was a bit tight for 4 and I wasn’t […]

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Loch Altan, Donegal – Wild camping at its finest

My son and I had an excellent easter trip to Lough Altan in Donegal. It was wild camping at its finest. An idyllic pitch, a campfire which burned all evening, a haunted mansion, and stars bright in the sky. And best of all, not a midge in sight! We parked up at the Errigal carpark […]

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Slieve Lamagan Summit Camp

The last couple of years have been very lazy. My plans for all sorts of exciting camps and hikes have mostly been substituted with lazy nights around the fire cooking legs of lamb and swinging gently in hammocks. I was determined that 2014 would be a bit more adventurous and the Bullseye Bivvy Mark 2 […]

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Sunny Sperrins

Been slowly accumulating some nice shiny gear recently and needed a day out to really test things out, so Got myself down to the Sperrins yesterday. Sadly I caught a dose of lazyitis getting out of bed and so didn’t get down and started until just after 11am. But with good weather and plenty of […]

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Bearnagh,Meelmore & Meelbeg

Wed 3rd Aug 2011   Combined  this as a trip with some reviews on kit taken Left Base camp in Castlewellan around 8:30 and started up towards Hares Gap from Meelmore Lodge. Weather was exceptional with the odd WWII plane flying over Hare’s Gap made the journey up extremely pleasurable   On arrival at Hare’s […]

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Four Seasons In One Day

It’s always hard to know what to expect from the weather in Northern Ireland as we have a famously changeable climate, however we also have a nicely precise Meteorological Office who can generally provide a fairly accurate 3 day forecast. We watched the outlook with a compulsion for the whole week leading up to our […]

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