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  1. Julia

    Does anyone know of family friendly walks, with a buggy, within walking distance of Alnwick? The Castle Estate is practically part of the town but the tracks shown on my OS map appear to be limited access only, unlike the free to roam estate at Chatsworth, Derbyshire.

    1. Kate Limburn

      Hi Julia. I’m afraid I’ve not walked at Alnwick personally though it is high up my to-visit list. I had a quick look and came across these trails, don;t know if you’ve seen them yet? The old Aln Railway line on the Lesbury trail on the first sound particularly helpful for pushchairs. http://www.northumberlandestates.co.uk/trails/. Hope this is useful and I’d love to know if you find a great route.

  2. Andy Dyson

    Hi! Does anyone know of any long, buggy friendly country walks in the Sidmouth, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Torquay, Paignton area of South Devon please? Thanks. Andy Dyson.

    1. Kate Limburn

      Hi Andy, I’m afraid I’ve not got as far as walking in the area you are after but have you seen this publication from Devon County Council? http://www.devon.gov.uk/accessibletrailsindevon.pdf It might give you some ideas and other places to look. Hope that helps. Have very fond memories of Paignton as a child – lovely place for kids!

      1. Andy Dyson

        Hi Kate, Thank you so much for your prompt reply. I’ll look at the website you mentioned. Warm regards, Andy.

  3. esther

    HI Kate,

    I’m looking for 2 things that i was hoping you might be able to help with.

    firstly, a couple of days hiking/ walk from august 21-26. We ve got a 14 month old (16 month by then) so we ll probably need to get a baby back pack (??) or take the buggy but she s definitely want to get out and walk. im thinknig she might be too you to do a whole walk on her own, and too old to stay in a buggy / backpack for hours. Whats your experience with this? do you have any good locations to test us out? (first family hike!)

    secondly, we live in southeast london and i wanted to do a few short summer days out hiking. can you reccomend any spots close to london?

    Thanks a mil!

    Esther

    1. Kate Limburn

      Hi Esther- would it be ok to email you? I can reply more fully than I can do here. Hopefully I can help with a few ideas. Or feel free to drop me a line – babyroutes @ gmail.com . Thanks, Kate

  4. Kerry

    Hi Kate, I’m in training for the three peaks and am wanting to get some practice in with my 20month old daughter. Can you recommend pushchair friendly routes around Leeds area? Thank you Kerry

    1. Kate Limburn

      Hi Kerry, so sorry for the delay in replying. What a fantastic challenge – good luck with it if you’ve not completed it already!
      I don’t know the Leeds area very well but I did find these routes listed on the local government website which include disused railway lines. Perhaps not the most varied terrain but definitely sound pushchair friendly! http://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/Pages/Recreationalroutes.aspx. Accessible Walks is another website that might have some relevant routes? http://www.accessiblecountryside.org.uk/yorkshire. Depending on how far from Leeds you are looking to travel for a varied walk there are quite a few other places you could try too, out in the National Parks and protected countryside – most of the websites have accessible walk options on them to get you started. Hope that helps. Kate

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