From this section of the website I blog about my camping, hiking, photography and video experiences and activity. It’s all with an outdoor flavour too. I hope you find the blog posts to worth a read and please do feel free to leave feedback on each of the posts.
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!Read Post
Trying out the new gimbal on my camera phone
I’ve been using my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to record video when I’m hiking. I don’t have a steady hand and the footage suffered as a result. So I’ve bought a Zhiyun Smooth Q gimbal stabiliser. Read on to see some test footage with the gimbal.Read Post
Next Peak District trip planned, something different!
On the 20th or 21st of October I’ll be leaving Doncaster for the Peak District, for a 1 night camp near Bamford. I’ll be taking the camera equipment and hopefully getting some great sunset and sunrise shots while I’m there.Read Post
New bit of kit on the way, smoother videos
When I’ve been out walking I’ve taken some video snippets with my smartphone but the quality has been severely lacking, the video was wobbly at best and didn’t do justice at all to the scenes I was trying to capture. So I’ve ordered a new piece of kit to help with that, the Zhiyun Smooth-Q 3-Axis gimbal.Read Post
Another 2 night camp at Edale done
Although the weather wasn’t looking great for photography, I wanted to have a weekend at Edale. I needed to seam seal my tent and test it out so I headed out on Friday and returned today.Read Post
Plans for golden hour photography at Peak District
I’ve been to the Peak District a lot over the summer months, stopping for 1 or 2 night camps. The views I’ve seen are pretty damned good but I want better. I want to capture the views in the golden hours, sunset and sunrise.Read Post
Peak District, 2 Peaks in September
I set out at 0510 on Friday the 1st of September, for a 2 night camp at Fieldhead campsite at Edale in the Peak District I’d planned to walk Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, doing one a day.Read Post
Earlier this year I set myself a challenge, I wanted to start on walking Snowdon, Ben Nevis and then Kilimanjaro, over 3 or 4 years. The first walk would be Snowdon. I decided to try and raise some funds for SSAFA – The Armed Forces Charity by getting sponsorship to walk it.Read Post