One Pace Forward is moving – Please Come With Me!

  Hello. I have decided to move my blog away from, and to a self-hosted site. The domain remains¬†, but any new updates and blogs may not now appear in your reader. And I don’t want you to miss out! Therefore, you may need to update the way you follow my adventures. And…

REVIEW – Wild Country Zephyros 1 Tent

The Zephyros 1 tent is a lightweight, one person tent, and exceptional value for money for what you get.

At under £100, this compact tent is, quite honestly, a bargain.

I’ve used the tent for four nights so far, in a variety of conditions (other than torrential rain). Once in a campsite in the New Forest in Hampshire, and then three nights wild camping in the far north of Scotland.

Here are my thoughts on this tent.

Travel the Slow Way; The Sleeper Train to Scotland

Take the overnight sleeper train, leaving London Euston just after 9pm, to pull open your curtains the following morning and pressing your nose up against the early morning window light to reveal the peaks of Scotland awaiting you.

We were on the 21:15 departure from London Euston. The hills would be ours the following morning.

The Lost Valley of Glen Coe; A Winter Hike up Stob Coire Nan Lochan

Glen Coe is one of the most dramatic and most beautiful locations in Scotland; a well visited glen in a country packed full of drama and beauty.

In this great glen, and out of sight from the road, lies a surprising and hidden ‘Lost Valley’.

Combining a short, steep walk to the valley with a spectacular winter ascent of Stob Coire Nan Lochan, meant one of my favourite days I’ve had in the mountains of Scotland.

A Winter Walk up Snowdon

A small silver lining in the clouds of boring admin when moving house is the discovery of long forgotten possessions.

As I prepare to move house for the first time in four years in a couple of weeks, a much needed clear out of some drawers prompted the re-emergence of a long since discarded external memory drive. On it contained some archived pictures of old routes, activities and hiking adventures from way back in 2009.

Taken in January 2009, here are some of the photos of a winter climb of Snowdon – the highest peak in Wales.