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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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Waterfall walks in Northumberland

I always enjoy walking by water, as I find it very relaxing, so I thought I’d include a feature on some of the Waterfall Walks in Northumberland. Clockwise in the picture are; Hareshaw Linn in the North Tyne Valley, Linhope … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to You

I have just realised that it is the fourth birthday of Rucksack Rose this week so I just wanted to say that those four years have opened up the unique world of the outdoors to me as a some time … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

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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Heather burning and erosion

It is not often that I feel moved to comment on the stewardship and maintenance of the places I visit, but as I have spent over 15 years walking in Northumberland, I can’t resist making some comments about areas of … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Microadventure

Sometimes in life we have to make the most of where we are, and the time and the resources available to us, and these dictate our adventures more than our daydreams and long term plans. So a couple of days … Continue reading

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Gifting your old clothing and equipment

For the month of March 2015 you can give your unwanted outdoor gear a new lease of life and get 15% discount at award winning outdoor retailer Rohan. Gift Your Gear, an award winning UK initiative is inviting you all to … Continue reading

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Best long distance trail results

Well, Twitter has spoken. Following a brainstorming session on Twitter and Google +, I created a poll of polls (below) in which people were invited to nominate and vote for their top 3 international long distance trails. As you can … Continue reading

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From slackpacker to backpacker

Because of a fall at the end of 2012, this year got off to a slow start. My convalescent winter was spent reading about other people’s adventures, which inspired me to plan some of my own. The injury knocked my … Continue reading

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