hiking

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The Camino de Santiago is a walk or a hike or a pilgrimage. To involve yourself with the Camino is a choice; how you involve yourself, from where and for how long is also of your choosing. Astrid Callomon shares her experience of hiking the Camino, a surprisingly beautiful route, with the intention of inspiring others to make a journey on foot. In particular, the piece gives aspiring Camino hikers some things to think about and points to aid in the making of the decisions about how to approach this intriguing trail… Read more...

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The Joy of Tracks

by Paul Kirtley

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An interest in animal tracks and sign is something of an affliction. If you become hooked, country walks can become very slow affairs. You certainly have to have understanding walking partners. Once you start looking, there are signs of animal activity everywhere… In fact, after you tune in to the evidence of wildlife activity in […] Read more...

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Post image for Bang On Time: How to Make a Speed Chart for Navigation

Navigation is a key wilderness skill. If you are going to travel anywhere in wild country then you need to know how to navigate. There are various simple, reliable tools you can use to help keep your navigation accurate and consistent. One of these tools is a speed chart, also known as a timing chart. […] Read more...

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Post image for Folding Your Outdoor Jacket: A Neat Trick

I like to be organised with my outdoor clothing and equipment. I also like to keep things neat and tidy, with minimal extraneous kit to do a job. I suspect you are similar. These days you can get some very lightweight stuff-sacs and packing systems but the lightest packing system remains no packing system at […] Read more...

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Winter Walking on Wetherlam

by Paul Kirtley

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At Frontier Bushcraft we don’t need much of an excuse to get outside. In fact we need a good reason to remain indoors. So, on Wednesday after a morning of working on some documents, James Bath and I closed our laptops and headed for the hills to stretch our legs. It was a clear, crisp […] Read more...

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Post image for Wilderness Canoeing: Personal Bushcraft & Survival Kit

I always enjoy making canoe journeys in wild country. Particularly when you travel as a single tandem pair, or even solo, there is a feeling of isolation and giving yourself up to the wilderness. The canoe is quiet and has a natural pace to it. During canoeing expeditions you become part of the landscape you […] Read more...

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Post image for Holiday Hiking in the Howgills

In the course of teaching and practicing bushcraft, I spend a lot of time in woodland and forests. As a Mountain Leader as well as a Bushcraft Instructor, I do like to get out onto the open hills too. There’s a sense of freedom that comes from striding along grassy ridges, being cleansed by the […] Read more...

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Frontier’s Wet Weekend…

by Paul Kirtley

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One of the greatest hazards in the outdoors is water. You can be near powerful water when hiking through wild country and you may even have to cross rivers. When you make journeys by canoe an understanding of the power of water is paramount. At Frontier Bushcraft we are committed to the highest standards of […] Read more...

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