Tag: hiking

Our Favourite Outdoor Winter Kit for School-Age Children

Essential Outdoor Winter Kit for Kids

As I start to write this the frost is glinting on the grass outside as the beginnings of morning light begins to nudge away at the night. It’s looking like another beautiful but cold and wintery day. As I drink my still-hot cup of tea and savour the silence in the rest of the house …

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Hiking in Tamescal Gateway Park, Santa Monica

Tamescal Gateway Park

I am writing this post at 0510 in the morning. Whilst the girls’ jet lag has finally worn off, mine seems to have turned into chronic insomnia. At least I can put it to good use by finally making a start at documenting our month long trip out to California.

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Review: Glen Beag Mountain Lodges (Cairngorms, Scotland)

GView from Glen Beag Mountain Lodges, Glenshee, Cairngorms, Perthshire, Scotland

Whilst searching for family and walking friendly self-catering accommodation¬†for our recent winter trip to the Cairngorms, I came across the Glen Beag Mountain Lodges, located at the Spittal of Glenshee – just south of the official boundary of the Cairngorms National Park and the Glen Shee ski station. With off-season deals for short …

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Map reading and countryside access

Map reading in the Lake District

Map reading – a dying art? So several articles I found recently on the web would have it. The advent of SatNav systems and beloved SIRI on our iPhones means we no longer rely on map reading and the art of paper and symbols to understand how to get from A to B and are …

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National Park walks with wheels!


If you are itching to explore some of the UK’s most beautiful countryside but prefer to take a pushchair or are looking for walks more suitable for little legs ¬†– don’t despair! The 15 UK National Park authorities are increasingly aware of the needs of young families looking to venture out and many have published …

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