Stuart and two walking guides head out on Dartmoor
Sometimes reality bites.
What I had wanted was to travel to one of the UK’s last great wildernesses and be greeted with metaphoric open arms.
“Come on in, nice to see you, hope you enjoy yourself.” I pictured the beaming rays of sunshine, the gentle breeze among the long grass, the soothing isolation – what wonderful pictures we’d get, what great memories we’d take away.
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Stuart Kidman is the magazine's Deputy Editor. He has been a journalist for ten years, writing for local newspapers before joining the Club in 2009.
He loves camping and enjoys nothing better than trekking off into the wilderness to 'rough it' for a couple of nights.