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.

Fat people walk too…

I have never understood why it is so hard to find exercise/active clothing in larger sizes. The best way for people to lose weight is through a balanced diet and regular exercise, but the clothing to help isn’t easily available so where does that leave larger people?

A birthday treat! Orrest Head, Lakes Aquarium, Steam Railway and a surprise owl…

This walk has repeatedly been listed as easy and it’s height wasn’t much greater than the Hoad Monument, so I thought it would be a good choice for the kids but, looking at how steep the hill in front was and the fact I couldn’t see the well known sign stating it was just 20 minutes to the top, I was starting to doubt everything I had read about it.

Fell Foot Park…

He went down (forgetting he had his keys in his pocket) and collapsed in a heap at the bottom. The kids took this as an opportunity to climb on him before we went to the park.

Hoad hill and the Hoad monument…

When you approach Ulverston, the first thing you see is the Hoad Monument, a monument that looks like a lighthouse but isn’t a lighthouse. It’s a monument to Sir John Barrow, explorer extraordinaire so it seemed fitting to make it our first adventure in Cumbria.

Like Daddy, like daughter…

After we picked up some walking boots for my son (who is a junior size 10), I have been desperately searching for something similar for my daughter, but as she is only 3 and only has size 7 feet, we have really struggled. However, we stumbled across some by accident when buying some new shin…

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…

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…

What’s the plan?

It happens to us every week, we discuss and suggest things to do at the weekend but every Friday and Saturday night we will say the same thing to each other, “So, what’s the plan for tomorrow?” Every week without fail and then we spend an hour or so before we nod off sleepily googling…