Category: Random ramblings

A bit of this, a bit of that...blogtastic variety!

Snowtime!

Jumping deer in the snow

It’s that time of the year…the whole country (particularly the tabloids) get wildly over-excited about the white stuff making its brief annual appearance! I am not any different, tending towards the big kid excited end of the spectrum. Today it’s been snowing most of the morning and early afternoon and although there is …

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Happy 2013 from Baby Routes!

photo of baby having a picnic

Having seen out 2012 in wet and boggy style, 1st January 2013 dawned bright and optimistic here, with an abundance of welcome January sunshine.

With such inviting weather, what better way to welcome in the New Year and gently remind that extra Christmas wobble it isn’t here to stay than by hitting the hills? We packed …

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A tale of two county tops and one marilyn – the journey so far!

Baby first trig point, White Horse Uffington

This week my baby daughter is eight months old. It seems a lifetime ago that she was a tiny bundle of baby in the front of my sling, with her head tucked down so far beneath its top fold on walks that I felt I had to keep checking her every 30 seconds. These days …

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History,mystery and magic: enchant your children at Glastonbury

View of Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury Tor circular walk

Any self respecting teenager (and many a Mum and Dad) will associate Glastonbury with the famous music festival. The town is better known the rest of the year however for the centuries of history and clouds of mystery that shroud its ancient land and ruins and which will provide the perfect place to take your …

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Outdoor office

Playing outdoors

After weeks of rain it seems like summer is finally here. It was with astonishment and no small amount of jubilation that I logged on to Baby Routes one morning to find the Met Office weather forecast beaming out not one, not two, but five whole, round, bright, glorious, yellow sunshines on the five day forecast! Before …

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Diamond Jubilee – 5 ideas to celebrate the jubilee outside

The Diamond Jubilee is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate this historic and intrinsically British moment with your children and friends than in the beautiful outdoors of our green and pleasant land? And it is particularly green at the moment given all the rain we have had recently!

Below are a few ideas …

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Poo bags!

Ok – admittedly talking about poo is something that new parents unexpectedly find themselves able to hold forth on with surprising eloquence and enthusiasm. Some would even excel if selecting it as their specialist subject on Mastermind! Today however I am not talking about baby poo but dog poo – the menace of our footpaths and hazard …

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Updating walks

The walks and this site are constantly being updated and improved as I find better ways of doing things and new walks to share. The latest change sees the addition of Ordnance Survey OpenSpace maps on the walks details as well as google maps to help with directions to get you to the start of …

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Introduction

It was a glorious autumnal morning – bright sunshine warming the russets and golds of the fallen leaves which whirled an enticing invitation to put on my boots and head out into the fields. And then a wail from beside me reminded me of the fact that I was now responsible for a significantly smaller …

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