The school holidays and a road trip planned for me and the kids. A plan to visit the Brecon Beacons, an area we’ve never visited before. The scenery much less dramatic than North Wales, but it’s easy to fall for its gentle rolling landscape and green charm. A whistle-stop tour for us though, so we try to cram as much as we can into our … Continue reading A trip to the Brecon Beacons
A week in the October half term spent in Snowdonia. After my recent Three Peaks Challenge I had lots of plans to walk and play in the mountains. In reality though it’s really difficult to motivate yourself and even more so, the children when it’s pouring with rain every, single day. I want my children’s first experience of a mountain to be a positive one, not of … Continue reading Cadair Idris
*Taps screen* Hello? *Bangs screen* Anyone still there? So quite the blogging break I’ve had. I’d love to tell you I’ve been off having marvellous adventures, but sadly I can’t. Sometimes real life gets in the way of fun and adventure. However all hope was not lost. Having had the National Three Peaks Challenge booked since forever, adventure and challenge had been looming on the … Continue reading The National Three Peaks Challenge.
Cambridgeshire? The same Cambridgeshire that’s one of the flattest counties in the UK? Yep, that’s the one. Having returned home from my Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, the post-adventure blues had really set in. The children having been bored to tears inspired by my Y3P tales were also keen to tackle some hills and have an adventure of their own. Geographically it was always going to be a … Continue reading The Cambridgeshire Three Peaks.
I live in East Anglia, deep in the fens. It’s flat. In fact, parts of it under sea level. I dream of walking hills and mountains. *Wistful sigh* I’m sure the reality would involve a lot of red-faced puffing, panting and pain but for now we’ll stick with the dreamy image of sunbeams, snowy peaks and lederhosen… Sometimes though, you have to do something about … Continue reading When Mountains are calling…