Mountain of the month: May 2017; Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor

Writing this blog has taught me many interesting things; for example did you know that Glastonbury Tor is officially a mountain. As this page shows depending on what definition you use many hills can officially be mountains. I LOVE that the Glastonbury Tor achieved mountain status by using The Geneva Institute of Protuberance Nomenculture criteria…

Trad Climbing in the Lakes thanks to Arc’teryx #bigmountainweekend

I love Twitter for many reasons; my most recent reason to love it was that I spotted a tweet about the Arc’teryx Big Mountain Weekend. The Big Mountain Weekend is part of the #lakelandrevival; a campaign run by Arc’teryx to encourage more people into trad climbing in the Lake District. The weekend offered opportunities to every…

Bristol to Bruges and back again by bike

Easter weekend saw me take on a whole new sort of adventure. Since Christmas I’ve been commuting longer distances by bike and began to think about a longer trip on two wheels. Given that my longer commute still isn’t very long I wanted to pick a route that would have enough challenge but was also…