Friday, 15 June 2012

Midday walk around Grafham Water

 Me and Bruno went for a walk around Grafham Water today to test out his new backpack seen below.  He is coming wild camping with me to the lake district in a few weeks so I needed to check he was comfortable with it for a good distance.  Grafham water is about a 10 mile radius going through forests, grassland, and standing crop fields.  The aim of his backpack was to enable him to carry his own food, a bit of water, and a little bedding.  Long story short about the dog backpack... it failed miserably.  1 strap broke, and the pack has a 3 inch tear at the seams- what did I expect for £12 off ebay?  Avoid  ...but it was a great excuse for a days walking so I can't complain.

Brunos 6th sense kicked in as we approached the resevoir and he started to stir knowing we were soon to be walking.  His head popped out of the window and I had to be mindful not to brake too hard!

 From the approach the water looked really choppy.  There was an incredibly strong wind and a forecast of showers so I packed a rain jacket expecting the worse.  It turned out to be a beautiful day with stunning views.  The wind was blowing hard, but the sun kept in as t shirt weather the whole way round.


  1. Hi thanks for the comment you left on my blog, it seems that apart from a few years difference in age, we both share the same interests, especially the great outdoors & wild camping. I have just graduated from being a ground dweller to a tree
    dweller,! that's from a tent to a hammock I will be posting my experience on as soon as they get the forum up & running, this is a site full of like-minded people which I would definitely recommend.
    Cheers Brian aka bikerbri

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog. I also have a hammock (dd) which I have used quite a few times, although since I started this blog all my camps have been in bivis and tents for some reason. This will all change in a few weeks time as I am off to the lake district for a couple of days and nights wild camping. We are going to be hammocking but I am also taking my bivi bag as a 'just in case'.

    I've been a member on the natural bushcraft forum for a few years now but I don't post much on it. I mainly post on bushcraftuk. I've found them both a great rescource over the years.

    All the best


  3. Thanks, they were just some quick ones taken on my phone. I wish I had taken a few more, it was a beautiful day.

  4. ...poochy backpack! ~ toO cute pics! ~ sounds like yoU had a great time trialing things! ~ may thee blessed be!... ...xXx... ...Samantha...