The Helpful Hiker does the Northamptonshire Round: 50 miles in 2 days (DAY 1)

The Helpful Hiker does the Northamptonshire Round: 50 miles in 2 days (DAY 1)

I don’t even know where to start this post. So much to say, so many ideas in my head, so I’ll do the sensible thing and just begin at the beginning. A few months ago I decided to do my

Update on my Walking Challenge for The Lullaby Trust

Update on my Walking Challenge for The Lullaby Trust

As you may know, I have set myself a big challenge for this summer. In about 10 days time, I plan to set out on a 50 mile walk in aid of The Lullaby Trust following the Northamptonshire Round. I’ve been

Seaton Wetlands

Seaton Wetlands

Whenever we go away, we always like to discover some hidden gems and explore the quieter corners that get overlooked. During our recent trip to East Devon, we had the advantage of a wealth of local knowledge in the form

Review: The Freeloader child carrier

Review: The Freeloader child carrier

Our son, Finn, has reached an awkward age when it comes to going out on walks. Up until now we have used a LittleLife ‘Voyager’ child carrier, and it has served us well. We’ve used it since Finn was about

How to Plan a Sponsored Walk

How to Plan a Sponsored Walk

The beauty of a sponsored walk is that anyone can do it. You don’t have to set yourself a mountain to climb (figuratively and literally speaking!), you can do it on your own terms. As you will probably know by

My Walking Challenge for The Lullaby Trust

My Walking Challenge for The Lullaby Trust

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, one of my projects this year is raising awareness of the Lullaby Trust’s ‘Walk for Babies’ campaign. I also mentioned that I would be taking on my very own challenge. Well I have

Review: PACMAT Patch

Review: PACMAT Patch

Like most bloggers (and many others) I’m a big fan of social media. I can engage with people all over the world, hear new ideas and find great products, all while sitting in my front room. This is true of

How to Hike with a Toddler

How to Hike with a Toddler

Once we became parents we were determined to still spend lots of time outdoors. We’ve kept on camping and we’ve tried to keep walking. We don’t do the miles that we used to, but it is entirely possible, and sometimes

Tysoe Windmill Walk

Tysoe Windmill Walk

I’m not one of those bloggers who pretends to have a perfect life. In fact, quite often things don’t go to plan; take our little jaunt out towards Banbury a couple of weeks ago. Unusually, we both had some spare

How To Avoid Letting Allergies Ruin Your Hike

Autumn and Spring are common times for allergy flare-ups, which can leave you drowsy, tired and frustrated. But there are a few measures that you can take to make the allergy season more tolerable. See Your Doctor Getting an appointment