July – Dolomites, Italy Week 1

Friday 22nd July

The advance party set off with the kit on Friday afternoon only to join the channel crossing delays on the M20, finally making it to our first ‘overnight’ stop to Dunkerque at 6am. After a 2hr power nap, we were on the road again and heading for Italy.  Meanwhile, Gill ‘who left Milton Keynes at 2 am’ avoided much of the madness in Dover and boasted to the nation on the BBC morning news, whilst her co-driver looked away. Continue reading

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June – Beeches Farm Campsite, Wye Valley

We were heading back to the Wye Valley and Beeches Farm campsite. The last time we were here there was birthday cake, 40th birthday cake. For Alan W’s Trangia stove! Unfortunately, no excuse for birthday cake this time! Continue reading

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May 2022 – Hardhurst Farm, Peak District

A weekend of climbing fun based at Hardhurst Farm’s luscious green campsite.

(There’s a slight issue with accessing the photos from the weekend.  They’ll be added soon when the issue is resolved.  Sorry)

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April 2022 – Snowdonia, Caseg Fraith


Caseg Fraith in evening sun – not an omen of the weather to come! (Kathy)

(How to have fun in North Wales in an easterly gale)

April’s trip took us back to North Wales, to the comfortable Caseg Fraith hut at the foot of Tryfan.  In the pre-trip chat, and with classic British understatement, Alan W pointed out that the 30-40 mph easterly wind, gusting 50, would be fresh and invigorating (or – for the fell runners – a really fun and exciting tail wind) for much of the weekend.

So did we cower in the hut? Or with trepidation venture out? Continue reading

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