A look back on 2019 and things to look forward to 2020!

As we wait (or not!) to welcome in the New Year I’ve been looking back at some of the great outdoor adventures we’ve had. I’m not a great fan of New Year’s Eve myself but we have some fab fun during the year.

Windmill across a recently cut hay field

Here are some of the favourites amongst walking, hiking, zip wires and glamping trips. Hopefully they’ll inspire you to have a few adventures yourself. If they inspire you let me know!

I loved the forest bathing in Gisburn Forest! There’s something lovely about walking amongst the trees and really think it’s good for me, stops (a bit) the worrying taking over. You can read about our adventure here – Gisburn Forest

View through the trees, Woman stands like a tree arms outstretched

The kids have chosen some of their favourites of the year.

Little legs loved the visit to William’s Den, we visited at Halloween and had a great time. She also liked her first little peak climb in the Peak District at Mam Tor. They might have whinged about some of the big hills from Castleton, but it was a collective wow when we got to the top of Mam Tor itself. I’m looking forward to more Peak District adventures next year. Click here to read about William’s Den or our Mam Tor Adventure.

View along the Great Ridgeway from Mam Tor

Stick Boy loved the Zip wire adventures in Manchester. He really got into it flinging himself down the zip lines and probably enjoyed his Sister crying and Mum screaming most of the way around. Want to zip wire then have a read of our Treetop Trek adventure.

Woman wearing a harness crossing a rope bridge

We all loved our Glamping trip to North Norfolk with Margin’s Holidays. It was lovely to see all the places I’ve seen Gin, from Margin’s, mention. The area is absolutely beautiful, and I’d love to go back. I can recommend it for great outdoor adventures, interested? Follow the Margin’s Norfolk holiday link.

Kids on beach boardwalk

2019 has been quite kind to us, we’ve had some lovely family adventures. I became a full-time student in September which has called a little bit of chaos and I started being an NHS hospital volunteer. It’s certainly been keeping me busy! We’ve had some tears too, losing my beloved little cat at the end of November has left me feeling heartbroken.

Tabby Cat laid on a bed Hip2trek stood with a skeleton

So, what does 2020 hold for us? In the New Year I’ve got several university interviews and I’ll be crossing my fingers I get a place to study Physiotherapy. I’m looking forward to an inflatable obstacle course challenge and a Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge with a dear friend, who having kicked cancer’s ass is raising money for Bowel cancer UK.

Come on 2020, bring it on! Wishing you a Happy New Year and thanks for following us


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