This was my first experience of a no frills night in a bivvy out on the hills. Given were now in the peak of the great British summer and my cheap tent weighs more then your dad I thought it high time I gave it a go. With the weather forecast not looking as favourable as I would have liked  I found myself in the car straight after work heading down to the Peaks. Check out the video for a little flavour of our night, I for one will be swapping the tent for a bivvy & tarp a lot more!

P.s. Beer will ruin any weight saved, but it tastes good!

Bivvy Camp on Kinder Scout

Wildcamp on Kinder Scout

A wildcamp on Friday the 13th? Why ever not!

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We parked up at the Yorkshire Bridge Inn around 8ish with the intention of camping up on the Kinder plateu, Crookstone Knoll being the obvious choice. After a long walk around the reserviour admiring the evening light upon the calm waters we headed upwards. By the time we got up towards the plateu we were starting to get a little short on light. After seeing a few souls up top obviously having the same idea we found a loverly flat spot just shy of the summit and got the tents up sharpish. A great spot and a great night followed by bacon. Loverly.

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After such a treat it was time to pack up, clear the area and head back to the car via Win Hill for a spot of Trig Point surfing it the wind.

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