Category Archives: Bits and Pieces

TGOC 2017 Video

I’ve made a short video from some of my TGOC photos. If you fancy watching it, it’s thirteen minutes long and the music is by King Creosote.

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Annual Pieman Visit To The Dark, Dark Peak

It was that time of year again. The time when the TGOC folk hold the annual Snake Inn Gathering, and the Pieman – being one of The Gatherers – ventures south. A few years back whilst in the area, he … Continue reading

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Pebbles On Kinder

Pebbles had received some very nifty new panniers at Christmas, but hadn’t yet tried them out properly. It was time we made the effort. After studying the MWIS forecast in some detail, Friday night looked like a good bet. The … Continue reading

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Pebbles Does Kielder

Kielder might not be the most exciting place in the outdoor world, but nevertheless, I do have a soft spot for it. For one, it was the first place I ever took my special Dixie wild camping. Consequently, we often … Continue reading

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My Perfect Pillow

After many years of faffing and moaning (I’m very fussy) I feel as though I’ve finally sorted a pillow arrangement for backpacking, that suits me brilliantly: Take one Exped air pillow (84g). A Western Mountaineering Down pillow (89g) with half … Continue reading

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Pieman Brings Pie To Peaks In Heavy Snow

It was that TGOC meal weekend again, at the Snake Inn. Mike Knipe has been over to visit us before when he’s ventured down south for beer and last year he wanted to bag Shutlingsloe whilst here, so we organised … Continue reading

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Luckily for us, the couple who originally bought Islay off the breeeder decided after three weeks that they no longer wanted her, and sent her back. Now, she’s our little treasure. Forever.  

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