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…

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…

Micro Adventure to Consiton

After a quick, chilly trip to Sizergh Castle, we headed over to Coniston for a wander and a stone throw. It was freezing but also lovely and quiet. We parked in our usual spot and walked the short distance to the waters edge. Straight away the kids were off to look for the best stones…

Things to do in Cumbria this half term?

Wherever you are in the country, check out your local areas “What’s on” page for activities in your area.

If in doubt or organised fun isn’t your thing, put on your boots, grab your waterproof and get outside! Go for a walk, jump in puddles and kick some leaves!

Drizzley Grizedale and Superworm!

Grizedale forest is gorgeous! That is a fact. Long walks, great bike trails and home to a branch of Go Ape. A bit of a distance from us at about an hour and a half each way, we decided to visit with the kids to complete the Superworm trail, inspired by the book by Julia…

All alone in the deep, dark wood, well not quite…

For the last couple of weeks all four of us having been itching to go for a walk. Me and my husband have been too busy to do anything substantial outdoors with the kids so we set aside today to go for a big walk and to squeeze in a quick bike ride in the…

Radio silence and a post Christmas walk…

Our adventures have been a little thin on the ground recently as we had a short notice house move and then the chaos that is Christmas, but now that that’s over, the adventures can begin again! And we have wasted no time. The first free day we had I planned for us to go out…

The best laid plans…. and the Gruffalo…

This weekend had been planned out for a while. My husband had spotted a sign on his way home a few weeks a go for a Medieval Fair for the 6th Sept and we decided that it looked like fun and as it wasn’t everyday that we got to take the little ones to see…

More bargains…

The pack away trousers we bought for Tom were fantastic while we were away, so much so we headed back to Mountain Warehouse today to pick some up for Charlotte as they start at 2-3 years which is fantastic! While we were there I spotted a 3-in-1 jacket for her (waterproof with zip out fleece) reduced from…