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Sealskinz Waterproof Nordic Gloves

Thursday, 22 May 2014 19:36

Blog-Seal Logo-v1A pair of Sealskinz Waterproof Nordic Gloves sounded ideal for nordic walking in mild, winter weather - see what you think from my review. 

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Rocket Stove - an alternative to cooking on gas

Sunday, 16 September 2012 17:47

Rocket Stove thumbnailIs your gas stove unreliable, expensive and unromantic?  Perhaps try a wood burning Rocket Stove!

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Jack Wolfskin Tent

Tuesday, 16 November 2010 22:12

Review of Jack Wolkskins Gossamer 1-man tent

I was planning a couple of days walk along the South West Coastal Path and I wanted to go as lightweight as possible. I could of taken a bivi but thought, as it was November time I could do with a little more room.

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Native Bluebells

Tuesday, 26 April 2011 15:10

Bluebellwoods-tnThe beautiful native bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) is a superb reason to take a walk in your local woods.

At the moment, the woods near where I live are carpeted with native bluebells, which I am excited to see, especially since there has been concern that the Spanish bluebell (Hycacinthoides hispanica) is invading.  It does not look as though the invading species has reached these woods yet and so we have neither the Spanish bluebell nor the hybrid here.

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Red Admirals Migration

Saturday, 20 November 2010 18:09

I love watching butterflies in the garden or when out and about on a walk.  I was really pleased to get this picture of a Red Admiral whilst walking in the New Forest a few months ago.  It is amazing to think that these fragile creatures make an epic journey each year to migrate to warmer climes.

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A winters walk along the Thames with the Alders

Saturday, 20 November 2010 15:34

The Thames River is not too far from where I live, a short drive down to the bottom of the A329M at Reading.  I learned to kayak here and have spent many a Sunday morning paddling up into Reading along the Kennet and Avon Canal or down river to Sonning lock or further.  I never tire of this stretch of the river so hence my walk today.

There is always lots to see, today the Alder trees caught my eye.

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What can you see?

Saturday, 13 November 2010 15:28

Nature gives us so much. If I asked what do you see in the this picture. What would you say? "A dead tree". "A woodland" or even "Nothing". Apart from the last answer you would be right.

But what do I see...... Well I see the head of a dog. Its long snout with its jaws open panting

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Bushcraft Courses

Berkshire & the Surrounding Areas

  • making fire
  • natural & man made shelters
  • safe knife use
  • wild food
  • tracking & stalking

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Nordic Walking

  • 1-2-1 sessions
  • Group sessions for families, groups of friends etc
  • Nordic Walking as part of a Bushcraft experience
  • Guided walks

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"The blind string trail was a little bit scary but I felt really happy when I got to the end."

Year One Pupil at NHEHS