Cheddar Outdoor Bloggers Weekend

How would you like to spend the weekend with like-minded people? A fabulous location, walking, chatting and warming yourself by a campfire in the evening? Well that’s exactly what I found myself doing this Spring, on the second Outdoor Blogger weekend I’ve attended. This time the location was Cheddar, Somerset, just a five (or six…

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Review of the Cool Hammocks Travel Hammock Set

How does an afternoon lazing around in a hammock, surrounded by the wonderful woodland you’ve walked to, only the sounds of birdsong and a slight rustle of the trees in the breeze sound? Pretty relaxing right?! Well, it wasn’t quite as I set the scene. The kids could actually be heard squabbling about who might…

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Chatburn – Forest of Bowland

We’re trying to venture slightly further afield and discover new places for our family walks. So, a few weeks ago having visited Gisburn Forest, we again went over into Lancashire to a village called Chatburn, not far from Clitheroe. Having perused the Forest of Bowland website for walking routes, I was able to see a…

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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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