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Kate Limburn

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Name: Kate Limburn
Date registered: February 27, 2012
URL: http://babyroutes.co.uk

Latest posts

  1. Days Out: The Wonder Woods & Gardens of Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames — May 9, 2017
  2. Toad Patrolling — March 30, 2017
  3. Tips for Dressing a Baby for Winter Walks — February 7, 2017
  4. Baby Routes shortlisted in Trespass Blog Awards! — December 23, 2016
  5. Nature Crafts: How to Make Leaf Print Cards — November 18, 2016

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  1. Give-away: Win a Mini-Micro 3-in-1 Ride-On Scooter from Skate Hut! — 249 comments
  2. Calculating holiday costs: win a Trunki & travel guide! — 238 comments
  3. Review & Competition: iHere Smart Key Finder & Selfie Remote — 48 comments
  4. The Secret Seabird Kingdom of Skomer — 22 comments
  5. Green Gardening with Ladybirds — 19 comments

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May 09

Days Out: The Wonder Woods & Gardens of Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames

My first encounter with Stonor Park was in pre-baby days. My husband and I set out on a walk starting from just outside the impressively grand gates. We climed through the gorgeous deer park overlooking the house on the Shakespeare Way and continuing over the ridge of the hill beyond …

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Mar 30

Toad Patrolling

We are officially into spring – hooray! The mornings are brighter, the bird song is getting louder, the wood anemones and celandine are blooming and, if you’ve passed a pond at dusk, the water has been teaming with the amorous activities and song of our native amphibians.

This year at home …

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Tips for Dressing a Baby for Winter Walks

Dec 23

Baby Routes shortlisted in Trespass Blog Awards!


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 …

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Nov 18

Nature Crafts: How to Make Leaf Print Cards


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, …

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Nov 12

Days Out: An Autumnal Revisit to Westonbirt Arboretum

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 …

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Oct 24

All Change

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 …

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Aug 02

Days Out: Housesteads Roman Fort, Northumberland

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. ┬áDespite being nearly 2300 at night, the sky was that deep murky blue-black …

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Jul 15

Kit Review: The Deuter Kid Comfort II Child Carrier

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’ ┬ámeaning anything over 40 minutes…or anything over …

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Jul 06

Wildlife Wednesday: Visiting the Farne Islands, Northumberland with Children

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 …

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