Tag Archives: backpacking

Top Twelve Tomes 🎁

As the gift season is upon us again, I thought it would be a timely moment to mention a few top new and classic outdoor and adventure books for the reader in your life, or indeed for you. Outdoor & … Continue reading

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Rucksack Rose at 5

On 17th September this year it was 5 years since I began to create Rucksack Rose on this blog, YouTube and Twitter. For those who don’t know, Rucksack Rose was originally dedicated to my mum, and was intended to share the … Continue reading

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Camp Couplet

I have been catching up with my writing up of two recent short backpacking trips in Scotland, which were designed to enable me to get some experience of wild camping with my newish Duomid shelter. Up to now my focus … Continue reading

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A crack at the Cateran Trail

I chose the Cateran Trail, which is divided between Perthshire & Angus, for my next hike, partly because it looks to be a fine route, but also because this area was the site of the happy honeymoon which was my … Continue reading

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Hiking the Speyside Way 

I have just returned from the 65 mile Speyside Way walk from Aviemore in the Scottish Cairngorms to Buckie on the Moray coast, accompanied by my new tent. My write up can be found in the trails section.

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My first wild camped trail

I realise that circumstances have meant that it has taken me a while to get round to wild camping my first trail. As I have attempted to explain in my camping section, it has been a gradual journey from bed … Continue reading

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Happy New Year for 2017

Wishing you all happiness and fulfilment in 2017. Rose 🌹 Although it hasn’t been a very busy year the outdoors has been in my thoughts and plans for the coming year. Rose 🌹

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Seasonal Greetings

Thanks for visiting and for continuing to read 🌹

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Wild camping and me

Many of the endurance athletes I respect have managed to cover long distances by camping in farms and gardens or using bothies, rescue huts, hostels and bunkhouses. In spite of this, wild camping seems to have become a by-word for … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2016

With 2015 drawing to a less than satisfying close for me, I have decided to do that thing where you make resolutions to try to ensure that next year will be better! This year it has been brought home to … Continue reading

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