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

Harlestone Firs-April 2014

Harlestone Firs-April 2014

I love Harlestone Firs. I’ve loved it since my Grandparents took me there as a kid. I loved riding there during my ‘horsy phase’. Now I love popping there for a walk whenever my busy schedule allows. This afternoon I

Camping in the Cotswolds (part 2)

Camping in the Cotswolds (part 2)

We were happy with the campsite (see part 1) and delighted with all of our new gear (I’ll do a few reviews in later posts) so all that was left was to head out and enjoy some of the gorgeous

Kelmarsh & Gt Oxendon Tunnels

Kelmarsh & Gt Oxendon Tunnels

Following our theme of finding walks that offer photographic opportunities for Luke and his ever present camera, last Sunday we trundled along to Kelmarsh tunnel in North Northants. I was also conscious of the atrocious weather we’ve had lately, so

Lyveden New Bield, Northants

Lyveden New Bield, Northants

Since Luke has got his new camera, I’m suddenly under a lot more pressure to seek out walks that are especially picturesque. Now if we lived in an AONB or a national park that would be a breeze. Northampton is

Northants Walk: Badby & Fawsley 11/01/14

Northants Walk: Badby & Fawsley 11/01/14

We’re currently planning a very exciting 10 day camping holiday taking in The Lakes, the Highlands and the Yorkshire Dales. Of course there will be plenty of walking involved, including the not inconsequential Helvellyn and  Ben Nevis. With this in

Mount Pleasant farm and Greyfriars monastery walk – National Trust

This is the route we loosely followed, described much more succinctly than I ever could! Also with route map and all details. As I said we only did a couple of miles of this, we cut across the bridleway and

Escape to the Coast (Part 2)

Escape to the Coast (Part 2)

This is not my usual description of a walk. We only walked a couple of miles and followed an abbreviated version of the National Trust’s suggested route-which I’ll provide a link to. This blog entry is simply an excuse to

Escape to the Coast (Part 1)

Escape to the Coast (Part 1)

For our final outing of 2013, last weekend we headed to the Suffolk coast for a couple of days of fine food and ales and some good walks in the sea air. This was a little more relaxing than previous trips ,