Striding Edge is a renowned ridge and arguably the finest way to summit Helvellyn. Crags and scree fall away from either side of the arête, with plenty of exposure a breathtaking and quite dramatic scene. A grade 1 scramble that’s relatively easy as long as you have a head for heights, and can be made easier by following alternative paths below the main ridge – … Continue reading Striding Edge
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
Go Ape at Thetford is described as the mother of all the courses and set within 50,000 acres of pine in the UK’s largest man made, lowland forest. A patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves provide the ideal setting for a great day out, and a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life. The Go Ape adventure began at High Lodge … Continue reading Go Ape Thetford – Tree Top Junior Review.
The weekend found us travelling to Surrey for an event. A spontaneous camping trip hastily arranged. A last minute look at local caches and I was thrilled to see our campsite was surrounded by night caches. Night caches are quite special. Just searching for a regular cache by torchlight this is not. Night caching takes searching for a cache in the dark to a whole … Continue reading Night time adventures in Spooky Wood
I struggled with the title for this post. At first it was Winter Wonderland but that just made me think of ‘That’ place. *Shudder* (No. I’ve never been, sure it’s great really, just sounds like my idea of hell.) Then it was a toss up between a winter wander and a winter wonder. Both equally fitting. A lovely walk exploring a new place, but what … Continue reading Winter Wonders