Wasdale and reduced camping…

Easter half term arrived and I had come up with a brilliant plan. We’re going to Berwick-Upon-Tweed next week but I fancied doing something else so we booked to go camping for 2 nights in Wasdale. I’d never been before but had heard about it’s brutal beauty and figured it can’t be that cold at…

High (and low) Dam…

Inspiration and got out. Inspiration comes from the strangest places. The inspiration to visit High Dam came from a customer in the bakery my Mum works in. There is an elderly chap who visits the Lake District regularly with his wife and has done for many years. Over the weeks and months that my Mum…

A quick trip along the canal…

Unfortunately our long walks don’t happen as often as we’d like. Life gets in the way with birthday parties, family visits, shopping and jobs around the house, so we take advantage of an hour here or an hour there and try to use that time to get outside for a quick walk or play and…

Priory Woods…

Conishead Priory is in Ulverston. Within the grounds of the Priory are some stunning woods leading down to the beach overlooking Morecambe Bay and across to Lancashire, and a Buddhist Temple. Parking is free and the Priory has granted access to the woods and beach to the general public. It’s a very peaceful place with…

A wander around Tarn Hows…

Where do you go when you fancy an easy walk that will entertain both the kids and the adults? Well, Tarn Hows is a good option. Managed by the National Trust, there is a car parking charge, toilets and even a van selling drinks. The walking route is a circular one around the tarn with…

New years day walk: Devoke Water

Eventually we made it back safely, but it was definitely not the peaceful walk we were hoping for.

Like I said things don’t always go according the plan…

Tarn Hows…

We stripped their snow suits off and enjoyed the journey back home in their underwear with blankets wrapped around them…

Skelwith Bridge and Elterwater…

Today, the carefully prepared woolies bag got left behind so the kids ended up with spare socks for gloves (not for the first time) but they did the job.

A quick trip to Grizedale…

Now is the time to get out and do a bit of forest bathing and exploring while all the leaves off their finest colours, before they all fall off and Winter sets in…

A sunset not to be missed…

Sometimes you have to be a little opportunistic with your mini (or micro) adventures, and it might even mean changing plans slightly but that’s why I think they are so great, they usually fit in around you, taking half an hour or less.

Mini adventure up Birkrigg Common…

The path was a lot steeper than we thought, not that that stopped Tommy running up it (seriously, where does he get that energy from?!). We spotted (and maybe ate) loads of blackberries on the way up and had a brief encounter with a caterpillar.

A Hedgehog Rescue…

This is the time of year for finding hedgehogs in a bit of trouble so keep a cardboard box handy and keep your eyes peeled for them in your garden. If you find one and it appears to be in distress follow this advice which you can also find on the BHPS website…