The backpacking conundrum – what next?

Entries for The Great Outdoors Challenge (TGOC) 2018 are now open, which reminded me it was around a year a go when I applied for the 2017 event. This gave me a bit of fright, where has the time gone? Ultimately, I withdrew from the TGOC with unpredictable back pain. I was somewhat disappointed with …

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Backpacking in the Beacons!

I was working away in Cardiff for three weeks, coming home for the weekends in between, but we were travelling by car and the thought of two 7-8 hour drives within 48 hours wasn't so appealing. Light bulb moment, I thought it would be great to stay back in Wales and do some hiking in the Brecon Beacons. …

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