Getting Started – Hiking

Getting Started – Hiking

What do I need to start enjoying my hikes? If you’ve found yourself on this site, the chances are you’re pretty fond of the great outdoors. However, even in our temperate climes on this small island we call Great Britain, it can be pretty daunting to really branch out and discover what’s out there.  When [...]

Tracing Routes of Old – Upper Derwent Valley X Lost Lad X New Years Day 2021

Tracing Routes of Old – Upper Derwent Valley X Lost Lad X New Years Day 2021

Same route, very different feel.  Most of us commute to work. The same route, every day, in every season, rain or shine. After a fair number of times navigating these routes, you become accustomed to it and everything about it – I’m pretty sure I could drive to work blindfolded after 9 year in the [...]

Garmin GPSMAP 66 Series – Equipment Review

Garmin GPSMAP 66 Series – Equipment Review

‘URGH, your embracement of technology insults me’ - Someone, Somewhere. Those of you that have read the ‘about the human’ section of this site will know that I’m a self-confessed ‘new-age’ outdoorsman. I see no issue with embracing technology and progression to better present the outdoors to the masses. Everything from fancy membranes in our [...]