Recently, we have been bribing encouraging Roo to improve her table manners by referring to that pinnacle of etiquette, HRH Queen Elizabeth II. We have assured Roo that Her Majesty absolutely never talks with her mouth full and wouldn’t dream of not finishing her dinner. Roo as a result has developed a fixation …
Walk Distance: 3.7 km
Walk Duration: 1 hour 15 at toddler speed, half a day if stopping off to visit tourist attractions.
Ordnance Survey: Whilst OS maps of London to exist, any good city street map of London will suffice.
Suitable for: Pushchairs, babies in carriers, good little walkers, older children.
Walk Features: Many …View full post
Walk Distance: 2.5km
Walk Duration: 1hr 15 (with little walkers. Longer if stopping to explore the cave and views!)
Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 150 Worcester & The Malverns; OS Explorer 190 Malvern Hills & Bredon Hill
Suitable for: Babies in carriers, good little walkers, older children.
Walk Features: Fantastic views, Britsh Camp Iron Age Hill …View full post
Walk Distance: 1.3km
Walk Duration: 1 hour (at toddler pace & with long picnic / photo stops). Could be walked in half the time easily!
Ordnance Survey: Ireland OS Discover 70
Suitable for: little legs (but watch them near cliff edges); babies in carriers, anyone able to climb. n.b. the Coumeenole Headland Walk has one high …View full post
Walk Distance: 2.17 km
Walk Duration: 40 minutes (at toddler speed)
Ordnance Survey: OS Ireland Discovery Series 60
Suitable for: Babies in carriers, sturdy pushchairs (though plans to make a fully wheelchair accessible route), all the family.
Walk Features: Flat lakeside walking on level mainly earthen paths (though some paved), possibility of seeing Pine Martens, …View full post
Walk Distance: 3.5km
Walk Duration: 1hr 30 at toddler pace
Map: OS Ireland Discovery Series 78 (1:50000)
Suitable for: babies in carriers, little legs, sturdy buggies and off-road pushchairs, bikes, all the family.
Walk features: Beautiful lakeside views, lovely woodland walking, castle, cafe, toilets, boat and jaunting car rides available.
The …View full post
Walk Distance: 2 km
Walk Duration: 1 hour at toddler speed (more if you linger long in the Fairy Woods)
Map: OS Ireland Discovery Series – Kerry 1:50000
Suitable for: Babies in carriers, all ages, all-terrain pushchairs, good normal buggies in dry weather.
Walk Distance: 1.4 km
Walk Duration: 30 mins at toddler dawdling speed, much less for older children.
OS Map: OS Landranger 162 Gloucester & Forest of Dean; OS Explorer 179 Gloucester, Cheltenham & Stroud.
Suitable for: Little legs, babies in backpacks, older children. All-terrain pushchairs would be ok for most of it. The path …View full post
Walk Distance: 0.8km
Walk Duration: 35 minutes (with stop-off at viewpoint)
Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 157 St. David’s & Haverford West; OS Explorer OL35 North Pembrokeshire
Suitable for: babies in carriers, good little walkers, older children.
Walk Features: Fantastic views across Strumble Head, Strumble Head lighthouse and surrounding coastline, trig point, Iron Age …View full post
Walk Distance: 3.8 km
Walk Duration: 1 hour 45 (about half at toddler pace and via the trickier riverside route (farmyard route would be quite a bit faster as much easier walking).
Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 160 Brecon Beacons ; OS Explorer OL12 Breacon Beacons National Park (Western Area)
Suitable for: Full circular route suited …View full post
We have just come back from a mini-break. No – not Paris or Rome, thank you. We have come back feeling far more refreshed and full of the joys of life than any of Europe’s city-chic destinations. Instead we spent the first weekend in October back in amongst the stunning coastal scenery of …
What a gorgeous month this September has been! I sent Roo to nursery this morning in a jumper but the middle of the day comes and I’m writing with the back door and study windows wide open in a sleeveless top! You really can’t complain when autumn starts like this.
With a bumper crop of …
Dublin is not a cheap destination. I don’t know why this surprised me on our recent Ireland trip but it did. Don’t despair though. As we found, there are still ways of keeping your costs down when visiting Dublin, even if like us, you end up travelling during one the most expensive …
This time of year is so very beautiful and nature is displaying a whole array of different and interesting natural textures, materials, shapes and colours. It’s a perfect time to get out exploring and to bring some natural inspiration into craft and art activities.
When Roo asked me …
The weather is still gorgeous outside but there is a definite hint of changing seasons in the air. Much as I’m loathe to admit it, the mornings are colder and the evenings are definitely getting dark earlier. Despite the waning days, we love autumn here and already there has been so much to …
I hate being cold. Anyone who knows me well will testify to this. My husband is so aware of this fact that he has even used my low-temperature aversion to inspire entire birthday and Christmas presents. Heat pads, hotties, slippers, thermals, a jumper for my hot choc mug – you name it, he’s …
School may be back but summer isn’t quite finished yet. With plenty of warm days and sunshine still about, September is a great time to capitalise on both the good weather and your kids’ start of term enthusiasm by taking some extra-curricula outdoor explorations.
Whilst most people are back in work mode or counting …
Earlier today we went on yet another blackberry foraging walk. This time, we tried a new route and struck blackberry gold. We come home laden with three big pots full of blackberries as big as the end of your thumb. I’m not exaggerating!
It was only after dinner …