February 7, 2017
Walk Distance: 3.5km for a full loop of the common but you can do as little or as much as you like!
Walk Duration: As long or short as you like. Allow up to two hours for a slow, full loop of the common at preschooler pace, with plenty of exploring and foraging time.
Ordnance Survey: …View full post
Walk Distance: 1.8km
Walk Duration: 1hr (allow an extra 30 mins at toddler pace or with view/play breaks)
Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 133 North East Norfolk; OS Explorer 252 Norfolk Coast East
Suitable for: babies in carriers, little walkers, older children, all the family. Off-road and sturdy regular pushchairs can be used on a shorter …View full post
Walk Distance: 5.8km walk to the Hollywood sign and back
Walk Duration: Allow around 3 hours with mini hikers.
Maps: There are various paper maps available including some basic ones from the Griffith Park Visitor Centre but none I’d recommend particularly over another. You can find …View full post
Walk Distance: 2.6km (basic loop) or 5.2 km (including detour to New Manor Farm)
Walk Duration: 1hr 15 for the basic loop at preschooler pace, with plenty of view admiring time; allow 2-3 hours if heading to New Manor Farm – you’ll want to leave plenty of time …View full post
Walk Distance: 3.44km including the diversion to the rock pool, 2.7km for just the main loop.
Walk Duration: 1hr 50 at pre-schooler pace (the toddler was in the backpack for most of it). Included a short time at the rock pool. Warm autumn conditions.
Tom Harrison Maps – Malibu Creek State Park 1:31,680 ; …View full post
Walk Distance: 2.2km
Walk Duration: 1hr 30 (at preschooler walking speed and allowing clambering up rocks & admiring the view time). Half this time at a normal pace!
Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 157 St. David’s & Haverford West; OS Explorer OL35 North Pembrokeshire
Suitable for: Babies in carriers, little legs (with a bit of …View full post
Walk Distance: 3.4km
Walk Duration: 1hr 15 at a slow preschooler pace including lots of stops and toddling by the 16 month old.
Ordnance Survey: OS Explorer OL28 Dartmoor; OS Landranger 191 Okehampton & North Dartmoor
Suitable for: Babies in carriers, older children. The uphill return walk and the fact there is some significant lane walking …View full post
Walk Distance: 6.5km (slightly less if you are returning to a different ferry point on Bryher. Closer to 7km if you walk along the whole of Bryher ‘s south coast rather than up and across Samson Hill).
Walk Duration: 3hrs 30 (with a walking 3 y/o and baby in carrier, including stopping time). Allow a …View full post
It’s been quite a year here at Baby Routes – not least for the arrival of our third mini-hiker in September. We’ve walked miles and miles of new routes (many still to be added to the walking routes section of this site) including along Hadrian’s Wall, the Farne Islands and wild Northumberland, a …
Being an autumn baby, Roo has recently celebrated her fifth birthday. Now she is learning to write, the ensuing ‘thank you’ cards are becoming more Roo’s responsibility than ours. Luckily at this stage the writing bit it still a novelty not a chore!
Despite Roo’s new enthusiasm for writing, …
Westonbirt Arboretum has always been a place of seasonal pilgrimage for me since childhood. Although no longer West Country based, we still like to visit when we can particularly at this time of year.
Autumn this year has been wonderful. Last summer petered out into damp, windy days that dissolved the trees’ foliage into a …
How is it Autumn half term already?
The last time I posted I was still sporting a humongous baby belly and basking out in what seemed to be an endless summer. Now the leaves on the oak tree in the garden are falling and we are overrun with apples (send your dessert apple recipe ideas …
It is almost impossible when travelling through Nothumberland to escape constant reminders of Roman Britain, even around 1600 years after the Romans finally left Britain!
We arrived in Northumberland on a Friday evening in June. Despite being nearly 2300 at night, the sky was that deep murky blue-black …
For us, a week’s family holiday in the wilds of Northumberland was always going to involve lots of outdoor time. Four year old Roo is a fantastic little walker. Beth though, at just two, still struggles to keep up on longer outings. ‘Longer’ meaning anything over 40 minutes…or anything over …
Taking young children on a bird-watching boat trip might not spring instantly to mind. If you’re in Northumberland between April and July though, it really ought to.
You don’t have to be a nature buff to appreciate the Farne Islands nor do your children need to know their coots from …
The Swiss Museum of Transport is a great day out by itself or combined with a visit to its beautiful lakeside setting near Lucerne. Covering everything from trains to planes and even space exploration, the museum is aimed at children and adults alike and offers something to interest, educate or …
We are really fortunate to have London Heathrow Airport as our closest airport. To have 80 different airlines flying to more than 180 destinations across the world is a big bonus when you enjoy travelling. We rarely fly from elsewhere.
Despite living under an hour away, getting to London Heathrow Airport …