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…

Brockhole and Tantrums…

Sometimes a day out doesn’t go as planned. We can prepare for the weather, or for accidents but we can’t prepare for the mood the kids are in.

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.

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…

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…

Beacon Fell and birthday cake…

For my husbands birthday we decided to have an intentionally rainy day of fun up Beacon Fell! You might think we are mad, but for the most part there is plenty of cover in the woods (and who doesn’t love the sound of rain in the woods?) and we thought it might give a different…

Last minute Blackberry picking

We came back from holiday yesterday and had planned on getting on with some housework and resting up today but at about 2pm I decided we should take advantage of the early crop of blackberries that have appeared so we put on our wellies and headed out towards the woods at the back of our…