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About the Author

From bicycle touring to backpacking, watercolour painting to clay modelling, the exploration journal captures my journey through many different interests and travel adventures.

I love to find those out of the way places that whisk you away from the concerns of everyday life. Whether this is by wading through an overgrown river or trying new paint techniques is up to you!

Tag: wild camping

Bivouacking in the Dark Peak

I have always wanted to regularly get away on weekend camping trips throughout the year but have never found it easy living in Warwick. There aren’t any close mountains, and it takes a bit more planning than I usually have time for to get to a wild area. Then in early September an upcoming heatwave was announced and I had…

Wild camping in the Brecon Beacons

For the August bankholiday I decided to take a friend on his first multiday wild camping trip. He was on holiday in Cornwall the week before so we agreed to meet halfway in Abergavenny and do three days of walking in the Brecon Beacons. During the previous week I planned out everything needed for a successful backpacking trip: parking locations,…

Wild Camping on the West Highland Way

I completed walking the West Highland Way in Scotland, from 29th April to 7th May 2023. I had planned to use the double bank holiday for a walking trip for some time and eventually settled on Scotland, as it is before midge season and the route is about the right length for roughly 9 days of walking. I was not…

How to start wild camping: Location

As a followup to my first wild camping post ‘How to wild camp: Mentality’ I thought it would be a good idea to focus in on what not only makes a good wild camping spot, but that perfect one that you will remember for years to come. Finding the perfect wild camp spot can be a highlight of the trip…

How to start wild camping: Mentality

In my experience you have wild camping, which I define as camping in the wilderness, such as in the mountains or off the beaten track in woodland. As a subset of wild camping there is ‘free (wild) camping’ which is camping where ever you feel like, from public parks to farmers fields. Enough experience wild camping naturally leads overcoming the…