Evening all!

Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by SafetyThird, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Section Hiker

    new member here so checking in and saying hello.

    After years of climbing and hiking in my youth, mostly Scotland, the Lakes and North Wales, it kind of fell away over the years as other adventures (flying/skydiving/diving) took over due to work and travel around the world. Once in a blue moon I'd find myself on a hill but it wasn't often and the gear languished under a bed in a box.

    Changes in circumstances mean most of the other hobbies have stopped now and I'm settled in North Devon starting a new life on a tiny farm my wife and I are beginning to run as a little glamping site. I have 2 dogs and countryside around me, along with ageing and lack of fitness which is encouraging me, along with a wife who's not interesting in hiking but wants me to go out and enjoy myself, (oh and take the dogs with you please) to get back out there again.

    My two person backpack kit is too heavy for one so I'm putting together a new set of lighter weight gear and plan to do some day hikes and overnights with one of the dogs if I can get them used to sleeping in a tent with me. I'm halfway between Exmoor and Dartmoor so plenty of opportunities to explore a part of the country I don't know well yet.

    Researching routes while poring over maps brought me to this forum so figured I'd join and become a part of it.
    murpharoo, JimH, JKM and 8 others like this.
  2. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    Hi @SafetyThird :)

    I'm 'up north' but there are quite a few TL members down in the West Country :thumbsup:
  3. Chiseller

    Chiseller Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the summit, rest your weight and enjoy the view while you get settled in to the company of good folks around you. Cheers
  4. Diddi

    Diddi Thru Hiker

    Welcome ST :)
  5. Munro277

    Munro277 Thru Hiker

    Welcome to the group
  6. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    Howdy neighbour
    (I'm in Barum village)
  7. JimH

    JimH Ultralighter

    Welcome, you're in a nice bit of the world for walking. Dartmoor and Exmoor are on my to do list.
  8. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Section Hiker

    Hey Gadget, I'm just over in Yarnscombe. A year or so back we chatted on Hammock Forum, the past year has been a bit mental as we opened our little glamping site and life just got in the way of everything. *waves* hello again :)
  9. Gadget

    Gadget Thru Hiker

    I thought that moniker sounded familiar.
    Wish you well with the glamping enterprise.
    If you are ever feeling hammock-curious, get in touch - have plenty of loaner gear now.
    Hope to see you out on the hills sometime.
  10. SafetyThird

    SafetyThird Section Hiker

    Thanks, I may well do that. Currently looking at repurposing the down from an unused goosedown duvet into a diy down quilt over the winter for hammock and ground sleeping.
  11. Tartanferret

    Tartanferret Thru Hiker

    Hello ST, welcome aboard :)
  12. Dave V

    Dave V Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome, Devon is a lovely part of the country. I based in South Devon. Atb, Dave
  13. Bopdude

    Bopdude Section Hiker

    Welcome to the forum :)

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