Family Friendly Elton & Fotheringhay Circuit

Family Friendly Elton & Fotheringhay Circuit

Length: 5 miles Duration: 1.5 hours (two with a toddler!) This is an easy five mile circular route. It is not suitable for pushchairs and may get very muddy in the winter. This flat route is perfect for a family

How to Choose the Right Footwear for Hiking

How to Choose the Right Footwear for Hiking

Everyone loves an adventure. It can be an indoor adventure like poker or an outdoor adventure like hiking. Indoor adventures challenge the mind and outdoor adventures challenge the body. Outdoor adventures, which are pursued either as a competitive sport or

Clothes to pack for your first hiking weekend

Clothes to pack for your first hiking weekend

If you are new to hiking this article is designed for you. We love walking and being outdoors. Naturally, we are passionate about helping more people to do the same. Today, we are going to help you to decide what

Top 5 Summer Walks For Wildlife Spotting

Top 5 Summer Walks For Wildlife Spotting

In the UK, we have to make the most out of the glorious sunshine of summer whilst we have it. Our summer days are fast and fleeting, so make sure you have a ‘sunny day’ plan to hand, for when

The Helpful Hiker does the Northamptonshire Round: 50 Miles in 2 Days (Day 2)

The Helpful Hiker does the Northamptonshire Round: 50 Miles in 2 Days (Day 2)

So I left the story at the end of day 1. I’d walked 30 miles, demolished a curry, had a few broken hours sleep and I was in bad shape. I still had another 20 miles to go, yet I

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

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

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

Bradgate Park Walk

Bradgate Park Walk

After our windmill walk last week, it was great to be able to get outside again and go out for a slightly longer walk. I briefly lived and worked in Leicester and remembered that there was some lovely countryside surrounding