Gisburn Forest and forest bathing

Gisburn Forest is part of the Forest of Bowland AONB, covering Lancashire and part of North Yorkshire. With waymarked forest paths for walkers it’s just our sort of place to go and explore. There’s something wonderful about walking in the trees, maybe not on a day like today as the wind howls with Storm Gareth…

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Conquering a mountain and tote giveaway!

I write a lot about how getting outside into the fresh air, is good for you both physically but mentally too. I certainly sleep better if I’ve spent the day outside. My blog started with writing about conquering my own personal mountain, and my rehab from hip surgery, but I’ve climbed some real ones too,…

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Treetop Zip trek, Manchester

We love walking in trees, and I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be a squirrel flying through the tree canopy! I took the opportunity to book us onto the Treetop trek in Manchester, an exhilarating 2-hour trek in the trees and along zip wires and obstacles. Before we went, I showed the…

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Hello 2019!

Happy belated New Year! Sorry I’ve been missing in action, pre-Christmas exams kept me busy and then we spent Christmas in Cuba, which was amazing. I’m sure they’ll be a blog post about our adventures there, it wasn’t all sitting by the pool and we had an exhilarating adventure involving speedboats! 2018 had amazing adventures,…

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An A-Z of me, Hip2trek!

I recently enjoyed blog posts from fellow outdoor bloggers, Splodz and The Urban Wanderer, with their ‘A-Z’ list of themselves. It was interesting to learn a few things about them, and so I decided to attempt my own. So, here goes, an A-Z of Hip2trek A – Acting! For the past few years I’ve worked, very…

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Goodbye to Summer!

The kids went back to school last week and it was time to say goodbye to our summer outside. I’ll be honest, the house, cats and me, sighed with relief as the kids went back to school! It wasn’t that I was fed up with them being at home, more fed up of some of…

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