DofE Challenge: Ben Nevis

We always knew this was going to be a long, tough day. Snowdon as Wales' highest peak demands much respect. Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland, also a good-sized mountain is held in high regard.

But Ben Nevis, The Ben as it’s often called, at 1,344 metres is the highest point in the UK and as such has a reputation to match its status, with fast-changing weather, gullies along the summit plateau with terrifying drops, and one very long trekking route to reach the prized pinnacle....

Simon McGrath | 18 August 2016 More

DG’s DofE Challenge Day 1: Snowdon

Snowdon, Wales' highest peak at 1,085 metres and our challenge for the day. It was the first of four mountains on the DG’s DofE Awards Challenge. Robert Louden, the Club’s Director General, had been asked to undertake his own challenge to mark the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
Simon McGrath | 15 August 2016 More

A Welsh road trip

I'm currently sat in a Vango Capri 500 tent on a little Certificated Site in Wales. It's not much after 6am and the dawn chorus is in full song having warmed up some time ago.Thankfully it's dry this morning though the same could not be said about yesterday.

I'm on a visit of Club Sites with three colleagues, Paul Jones, the Club's Marketing and Communications...

Simon McGrath | 30 June 2016 More

Young walkers we salute you!

Right now I’m feeling pretty sore. But also pretty inspired.

Sore because I’ve just completed the Jean Stewart Walk, an annual event held by the Scottish Region’s Camping Club Youth section (CCY) across two days taking in 21 miles and camping along the way. Not to mention lugging all our own camping kit and food on our backs.

Simon McGrath | 17 June 2016 More