Walk • Trek • Travel
A photographic record and journal of our walking, trekking and travelling adventures.
Backpacking on the North Downs Way – Thurnham to Wye
Backpacking on the North Downs Way – Thurnham to Wye

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Day Two: Thurnham to Wye I woke a few times during the night. Every couple of hours or so the wind would really hit the tent and the roar of the wind and sound of the fabric going taught would wake me up. I am pleased to say that the tent didn’t flex or shake and seemed very stable. I would look at the time on my phone and just roll over and go back to sleep. I seem to know when I still have some sleep left in me and when I don’t. That was about 4:50 am. I woke up to silence. Well, it seemed like silence. The…

Backpacking on the North Downs Way – Cuxton to Thurnham
Backpacking on the North Downs Way – Cuxton to Thurnham

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Day One: Cuxton to Thurnham Backpacking in the South East of England is not a particularly easy pastime especially if you want to walk for several days at a time and camp at the end of each day. There are very few campsites where you need them to be and most of them do not really cater for the one night backpacker anyway. Wild camping in England and Wales, with the exception of some areas of Dartmoor, is illegal unless you have the permission of the landowner and all land is ‘owned’ by someone, even if it is the local authority or county council. Even on a popular National Trail…

Summer Solstice Wild Camp
Summer Solstice Wild Camp

Sunday, 21 June 2015

The plan was straight forward enough. We would drive to Dartmoor. Walk out onto the moors. Set up camp and watch the sunset. In the morning we would wake up early and watch the sunrise on Summer Solstice. Even if either the sunset or sunrise didn’t happen we would at least see one or the other right? Well, that was the plan. This was Susan’s first wild camp and she was a little worried about being murdered by one of the many murderers that apparently roam Dartmoor. Susan suggested that we should camp on a Tor because then we could hide away from the murderers behind the rocks. I pointed…

Nant Cwm Du Wildcamp
Nant Cwm Du Wildcamp

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Idrove up from Devon to meet with friends Brian and Creag at the Storey Arms car park in the Brecon Beacons for a quick overnight wild camp. I had planned a week in Snowdonia, staying at the Plas Plas Curig Hostel in Capel Curig, when the idea of a quick wild camp was suggested so I was more than happy to leave a day earlier to fit this in en route. Brian was leading this route so all Creag and I had to do was follow and enjoy the company and the scenery. I had not even had time to look at the map and see where we were…

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