Hip2trek’s walking adventures in Argyll

We spent a wonderful Christmas in Argyll, Scotland on a forest holiday. On the edge of the forest I knew there would be some fabulous scenery to walk in, and it would be just our kind of place to go exploring. We stayed at Ardgartan, which is surrounded by the beautiful and stunning Munros of…

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An Argyll forest adventure at Christmas!

Ah beautiful Scotland! We’re back from having spent a week over Christmas in Argyll at Loch Long, at a Forest holiday lodge. I’m a big fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books and the TV Series, and whilst it isn’t set in Argyll it has made me want to visit Scotland. Being a walking family there…

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A look back on Hip2trek’s 2017

  Wow! Well I knew 2017 would have some interesting adventures but it has been an incredible year. I had high hopes for 2017 and it certainly didn’t disappoint. I’ve had new adventures, discovered lots of new places, made some new friends and discovered not only am I capable but I’m stronger and more determined…

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Summit to Eat – freeze dried food review

Everyone looks forward to a tasty filling lunch when you’ve been out walking all morning. So, when the guys from Summit to Eat offered us a few pouches of their freeze dried food to try, we couldn’t wait to test them out. The range of meals are hearty and nutritiously balanced, lightweight and easy to…

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A short walk at Ladybower reservoir

I’ve been wanting to explore the Peak District for ages, looking at the pictures on social media and reading about the different walks in the area, it sounds like a great place to go. My virus has been hanging around and after being a sofa sloth for a few days I needed to get some…

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Piglets Adventure Farm Pumpkin Festival

The last weekend of half term meant just enough time to squeeze in another spooky family day outside. We headed to Piglets Adventure Farm, just off the A64 near York, for their pumpkin festival. There’s so much to do at the farm, and once you’ve paid to get in you’re free to have a go…

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Spooky fun at Lotherton Hall

We fancied a walk and some half term fun after the weather and a nasty virus had us cooped up at home, so headed to Lotherton Hall, not far from Leeds just off the A1. With a spooky scarecrow trail, adventure playground and lovely grounds to wander in it was just the outing we needed….

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Conker hunting fail!

We had a funny weekend this weekend, hubby was working and my plans to visit the Peak District with the kids were floored by a sinus headache. The weather has been really odd too hasn’t it? so I had no idea what to wear either. We did make to the kids Grandparents and us girls…

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