Night Navigation – Tollymore National Outdoor Centre

It was a dark, wet January day when I took the head staggers and booked myself into the first available Night Navigation Course at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre.  On that particular grey and misty day the weather was absolutely mingin’. I was at work and feeling pretty trapped indoors with a good dose of cabin … Continue reading Night Navigation – Tollymore National Outdoor Centre

Slieve Binnian – Mournes

It’s a fantastic feeling when you finish the day knowing you’ve maximised a unique weather window.  That’s how I felt last Saturday evening as I landed on the sofa, in a heap of splendid contentment, satisfied that I couldn’t have squeezed another stride into the day.  It may be lashing rain at the moment but … Continue reading Slieve Binnian – Mournes

Omagh & Sperrins Walking Festival …and barb wire fences!

It never dawned on me that by the end of that day I would be immortalised on social media, caught on camera sneaking across an angry barbed wire fence using nothing but some courage, pipe insulation and two burly men …but it’s true! The day started out well enough.  The weather was on our side … Continue reading Omagh & Sperrins Walking Festival …and barb wire fences!

Glenaan, Tievebulliagh and a subterranean waterfall

We never did find the rare black Neolithic porcellanite axe heads we were hoping for but then again did we really expect too?  That was just our excuse for an adventure, in search of the Tievebulliagh axe factory.  With maps at the ready we strapped on our courage, ignoring the prominently placed ‘Strictly No Shooting’ … Continue reading Glenaan, Tievebulliagh and a subterranean waterfall