Kate Limburn

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Map Reading Treasure Hunt Game for Young Children

Treasure hunt map reading game for young children

If your family enjoy walking and exploring the great outdoors then it’s likely that at least one of you is a map reading buff. For the uninitiated though, map reading can seem utterly baffling. 

Teaching your kids some basic map-reading is a great way of engaging them on a hike, both before and during. That’s …

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Motorway Stop-Offs: The Lake District for a Day.

A591 Lake District Motorway Service Station Alternative

The Lake District for just a day? Aficionados of this UK tourist hotspot will no doubt be outraged by the title of this post! The captivating contrast of craggy mountain and deep still water that has inspired the likes of Wordsworth, Wainwright, Beatrix Potter and so many outdoor enthusiasts surely cannot be …

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Nature Crafts: How to Make a Nature Flower Crown

How to make a Nature Flower Crown

With summer solstice upon us it’s the perfect time to get a little closer to the natural world with some nature-themed activities. Making a nature  flower crow can be adapted for all ages and can be as simple or elaborate as you fancy, with plenty of cheats for very little children. 

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Kit Review: Mummitroll Rain Suits by Tiny Trolls of Norway

Tiny Trolls of Norway Rain Suit Review


Sometimes the weather puts up a barrier to just simply opening the door and getting out there. A physical barrier that, fortunately, is usually easily removed by putting on the right layers or protective clothing. 

When it comes to hiking, we are fairly well practiced at finding the right …

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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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Toad Patrolling

Road sign for Henley Toad Patrol

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

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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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Nature Crafts: How to Make Leaf Print Cards

How to Make Autumn 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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Days Out: An Autumnal Revisit to Westonbirt Arboretum

Autumn at 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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