Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Gordale Scar to Malham Cove....without a scratch

The landscape above Malham has to be, for me, some of the strangest and yet most stunning scenery in the country. And not just Malham Cove. The limestone features really make this area worth walking through. Plus the occasional challenge along the way that just may get your heart beating a little faster. And caused me to break one of my own primary rules......but was worth it.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Great Whernside.........I got there eventually!

Situated to the north east of Kettlewell on the east side of Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales, Great Whernside stands a whole two meters higher than Buckden Pike. While I was in the Dales last year I went to check Great Whernside out, but was put off by low clouds. Wanting to see the views from up there I delayed my return visit until we had some good weather. And boy did I drop on the first week in June.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Powerpax Battery Storage Quick Review

What can I say, they keep your batteries together. They are light, the bare minimum needed to keep your batteries organised. They work really well, easy to push in and remove when needed. If they have one downside, they clearly aren't waterproof. So you still need to put them in a sealable bag or similar to keep water off your batteries. And for the small amount of plastic they are made of, they aren't particularly cheap at around £6 each. But they are available in glow in the dark plastic, but again, not cheap.
Are they worth it? If you want to store a lot of batteries I would look else where. For a few batteries for someone backpacking or hiking they aren't too bad. They also seem to be called Storacell by the same manufacturer.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Chew Reservoir from Dove Stone Reservoir and an Amazing Ridge Walk

The start point, Dove Stone Reservoir, a Peak District reservoir in the Parish of Saddleworth. The target, Chew Reservoir, once the highest constructed reservoir in England until 1971 found at the top of Chew Valley. Then onto one of the most enjoyable ridge walks I've done yet. I went a few weeks ago to have a go.

Firstly, a word of advice, arrive early. Dove Stone reservoir is extremely popular. And at only £1.30 to park for the day, I can see why. It's well located, has a public convenience and attracts ice cream vans and mobile burger bars.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Good Weather at Last

Finally the Summer is here and my run of bad luck with weather is broken. A couple of walks to post on my return plus a couple of gear reviews.