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…

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…

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…

Get your kids outdoors!

The outdoors being anything from a bug hunt in the garden to spending a day walking or a night wild camping. Sadly though, kids just aren’t spending enough time outdoors and parents are acknowledging this.

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.

Cumbria, here we come!

We are hoping it will be a lot easier to get in the car and head out and find a little gem tucked away somewhere, or find a little spot to throw stones.

Nainy overboard…

She went in too heavy and hopped into the boat. As she did, her end sank down and then bounced up sending Nainy overboard.

A big muddy walk and tantrums…

It’s been a good seven months since our last intentional muddy puddle day so with the weather forecast set to be wet we booked one in. We headed to Brockholes with the aim of walking around the largest pit. There is so much wildlife to see as you walk around there and it worked so…