Discover the Heddon Valley

Discover the Heddon Valley

Our trip to the Heddon Valley was my favourite walk of our recent holiday in North Devon. Ever since I’d seen photos of this beautiful spot, I knew it was going to be a great outing. Even the drive over

A Ride on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

A Ride on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

As soon as we had decided to visit North Devon I very eagerly acquired my OS maps of the area and scoured them for interesting places to visit. The Lynton and Barnstaple Railway caught my eye straight away. Firstly, Luke

Carsington Water

Carsington Water

We fancied a lazy Sunday afternoon stroll whilst we were in the Peak District a couple of weeks ago, so headed to Carsington Water. We left the baby carrier behind as the paths around the reservoir are pushchair friendly. We

Buxton Country Park

Buxton Country Park

Despite the dismal weather on our last camping trip, we were still keen to get out and walk whenever possible. For our first proper walk with the baby we headed north up the A515 to Buxton Country Park.  The site is

Beautiful Bluebells

Beautiful Bluebells

We’ve visited Everdon Stubbs before, but this time we timed it right to see the beautiful display of bluebells. As I’ve mentioned before, I often came here as a child, and I have to say that in Spring it is every

Lyveden Way

Lyveden Way

I’m currently working my way through some old posts, editing and generally tidying up a bit, and was reminded of an outing that we really enjoyed. Back in January 2014 we visited Lyveden New Bield and incorporated a walk along

A Beginner’s Guide to Ben Nevis

A Beginner’s Guide to Ben Nevis

Ever since we had decided to visit Scotland, we had set our hearts on conquering Ben Nevis. It definitely was a challenge-the highest peak either of us had tackled-and we weren’t exactly in prime physical condition at the time. We’d

Two Short Ullswater Walks

Two Short Ullswater Walks

We enjoyed a couple of lovely short Ullswater walks and even managed to make good use of our National Trust membership at the same time! For our first outing we drove around to Patterdale and parked opposite The Patterdale Hotel.

A Walk up Kinder Scout

A Walk up Kinder Scout

I have a confession, the reason for this will become clear later on, but the fact is I can’t use a compass. I was taught once, when I did my Duke of Edinburgh bronze award (unsurprisingly I never got any

Summer Leys Nature Reserve

Summer Leys Nature Reserve

We’re not all lucky enough to live in an AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty) or a National Park, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find your own oasis of  beautiful countryside wherever you live. (I know I hark