Andy Mogg’s UK adventures

 

Hi and thanks to all of those who voted for me! My first thoughts when I was told i’d won and would have to write some blog’s for Berghaus, was what the heck am I going to write about, having seen some of the other bloggers everything I’d planned to do seemed a little tame. But I guess that’s the good thing about adventure, it’s what you choose to make it.

 

I’m about to embark on the biggest adventure of my life as my wife is due to have our first child in April 2015 so our lives are about to change dramatically….not to mention our walking routes and wild camping trips.

 

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As a result I’ve not got any long trips planned but having got back from a week on the Isle of Skye, which involved plenty of walking, some wild camping on the Isle of Harris, plenty of fishing and maybe one too many ales, I’ve got a few bits I wan’t to write about.

 

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November is always a month I don’t get out as much as i’d really should, other than walking the dogs, so I’m hoping the fact I need to write a few pieces for the blog will help get me out in the rain and wind and provide that little bit of extra motivation I need.

 

The massively under rated North Yorkshire Moors is right on my doorstep and has played a big part in my life since I can remember, no more so than in the last 3 years, including a slightly outdoors themed wedding in a little moorland castle.

 

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It’s also played a large part in helping me lose a big chunk of weight, yhe change came shortly after I completed the coast to coast walk, when looking back at the photos in the run up to the wedding I decided i didn’t want to look 20+ stone in those like I was, I’d always used the fact we managed to do the coast to coast or climb a certain hill as an excuse not to lose any weight, despite me being a sweaty mess at the end of nearly every walk.So I set my self a goal to lose 2 stone before the wedding, which at the time was a little under 6 months away.

 

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During this time I spent as much time as i could out walking up hill and down dale and really explored my local area, set my self goals to complete routes quicker each time, and not finish in the pub at the end of the walk. I plan to share a couple of these routes with you over the next few months and hopefully show off some of what it’s got to offer.

 

I’ve also got a couple of trips to the Yorkshire Dales planned with some friends so there will hopefully be something to write about from those.

 

Andy Mogg, Berghaus everyday adventurer for November