Tag Archives: hiking

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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Dear Northumberland National Park

I don’t often feel moved to comment on the stewardship of the places I visit, but as I have spent over 15 years walking in this area, I feel entitled to make some comments about Northumberland National Park. As I … Continue reading

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Using Mountain Rescue

In May I walked the Speyside Way as a way to remember someone who sadly passed away this year. During the walk I made a call to rescue services for navigational advice as there was a route discrepancy between my … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter to those who celebrate it. Wishing sunshine and happy holidays to all my readers. Rose 🌹

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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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Blow the Whistle on Trolls

I have always tried to be an ambassador for the outdoors as it has been a sanctuary for me during difficult times. However it can sometimes be an aggressive place, on and offline, where some people can become unpleasant and … Continue reading

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Sprucing things up

As I have been attempting to study for the last year, I have been unable to improve Rucksack Rose much. However now that I am back in the world, I am seeking your feedback and implementing several plans to spruce … Continue reading

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