Stuart Boardman

Passionate about the great outdoors, family, photography

Welcome to my website!

I’m Stuart and I’m a commercial UAV operator and also do some freelance web work to earn my keep. I love spending time outdoors, hiking and camping. Whether it be local riverside walks or setting myself mountain and peak challenges, I love getting outside.

I have a real passion for photography, in all its forms and styles. I love learning about photography and experimenting whenever I can. I’m a family man, with two daughters and my wife, whom I love spending time with. They are often reluctant models for my photography though!

From this website I want to share my photos and blog posts about where I’ve been outdoors, what I’ve photographed and my opinions on the kit I use. I welcome any constructive criticism and comments on my work and please do feel free to share your thoughts.

Chin up and keep putting one foot in front of the other!

Latest Blog Posts

Bamford Edge walk with my daughter
30/10/2017
Trip Reports

Bamford Edge walk with my daughter

My eldest daughter and I set off for Bamford on Saturday morning. We had planned to camp overnight on a wild camp. It turned out to be a bit of an eventful trip. Read on to find out more.

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Attempt 2 for Bamford Wild Camp & Hike - Thanks to Storm Brian
24/10/2017
Trip Plans

Attempt 2 for Bamford Wild Camp & Hike – Thanks to Storm Brian

I was hoping to get out to the Peak District last weekend for a 1 night camp and hike around Bamford Edge and Ladybower Reservoir. I wanted some sunset/sunrise photos of the area. The weather wasn’t being kind though, so I’ve rescheduled for this weekend.

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My Winter Camping Kit List
21/10/2017
Trip Plans

My Winter Camping Kit List

The weather has taken a turn for the worse over the last month, so now is the time for me to start working on my winter camping kit list. With this list I travel heavier but I’d rather be lugging more than going cold!

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Latest Gear Reviews

Alpkit Skyehigh 900 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag
28/09/2017
Outdoor Gear - Sleeping

Alpkit Skyehigh 900 Hydrophobic Down Sleeping Bag

Having a good winter sleeping bag is a must if you are planning on camping out during the winter months. I purchased this sleeping bag exactly for that purpose. Read on to discover what I think of the bag and how I think it performs.

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Luxe Sil Hexpeak V4A - 1 man lightweight tent
26/09/2017
Outdoor Gear - Tents

Luxe Sil Hexpeak V4A – 1 man lightweight tent

The Hexpeak V4A is manufactured by Luxe and is a lightweight one person double skin tent. It also has the capability of being used as an ultra lightweight single skin tarp style shelter. There are upgrade options available too for this tent. I spent two nights using the tent at Edale in the Peak District. Read on to find out what I think of it.

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