Northumberland… (Part 2)

There was a reason for our early start, we were going out to Holy Island to visit Lindisfarne. It’s somewhere I have wanted to visit for a long time and wanted to make the most of it. We got there for about 7am and walked the distance from the car park to the National Trust…

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…

Tarn Hows…

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

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!

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…

The Caterpillar Diaries…

It’s been a week since we adopted our new friend and a few days ago it all got a bit curious. We’re currently not sure if he has made a chrysalis, or if he has in fact died. Having done a bit of research, we are still unsure, so we are keeping him a little…

Apple Day and Butterflies…

It was very exciting for him and just proved that even in a quick half hour walk, you can have a wildlife encounter. I think it has inspired us to have more after dinner walks and more mini adventures.

A new friend…

Things like this are a great way of not only teaching responsibility to a child (in the same way a pet does but it definitely takes up less space), but it’s a very interactive way to teach them about nature and wildlife.

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…