Glossary of Water Words in Britain

You were walking along the brook, wait, was it a beck? Possibly a burn. Anyway, it was on from the marsh, or the bog, one of them. You know, up from that mere. What do you mean it was a tarn? The one next to the force? No, not the falls, the force. With pulks … Continue reading Glossary of Water Words in Britain

Storms and Thunderstorms: Preparation, Safety and Action

At the beginning of July, my cousin and I took a hiking and biking trip into the Howgills; I cannot ride a bike and, right now, his knee means he cannot hike, so instead we arranged a site to meet at and camp each evening and arranged our own, different routes there. It worked awesome...except … Continue reading Storms and Thunderstorms: Preparation, Safety and Action

“So I’ve Got This Weird Rash…”

Congratulations, you've chosen the rashiest hobby going. If you wanted glamour you'd have opted for opera or mixology or sushi rolling or literally anything else right? I am not a doctor (this is important to remember) and this is just a non-professional guide to attempt to be helpful in identifying what a rash might be, … Continue reading “So I’ve Got This Weird Rash…”

Scotland: Roaming, Access, and Camping Guidelines

Rights of access differ across all the countries and crown dependencies that make up the British Islands.  Scotland, with its awe-inspiring scenery and truly breathtaking wilderness, has the most permissive, with far broader freedom to hike and camp than its neighbours.  These rights are preserved in the Land Reform Act 2003. It is understood, however, … Continue reading Scotland: Roaming, Access, and Camping Guidelines