Unearthing Local Treasures

Unearthing Local Treasures

When I'm deciding where to head for some time outdoors, I often overlook places on my doorstep. Here's what I unearthed when I kept it local.

Sywell Country Park, Northants

Sywell Country Park, Northants

Even a quick walk in familiar surroundings in dreary weather can prove to be a rewarding experience.

My Review of 2015

My Review of 2015

2015 has been a life changing year for me. On 5th January I became a mother and nothing could have prepared me for what would follow. I wasn’t naive enough to think that everything would carry on as before, however I

My Top 5 Walks in Northamptonshire

My Top 5 Walks in Northamptonshire

As much as we try to get away to different parts of our beautiful country, the truth is that the places we visit over and over again are a little closer to home. This is especially true since becoming parents

5 Reasons I love getting outdoors in the winter

5 Reasons I love getting outdoors in the winter

Just because the days are getting shorter and colder, there’s no excuse for hibernating over winter. It’s a fantastic time to head outdoors and here’s why: 1. I think we’re very lucky in Britain with our distinct seasons, each one

Barnsdale Gardens, Oakham

Barnsdale Gardens, Oakham

We fancied heading a little further afield last weekend for an outing and, via a convoluted set of circumstances, we ended up visiting Barnsdale Gardens just outside Oakham. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was very impressed. Barnsdale

5 free things to do outside this weekend

5 free things to do outside this weekend

I love this time of year. It’s the perfect time to head outdoors, the days are still long, there’s (sometimes) bright sunny days to enjoy and there’s no wasps! (That last one might not be strictly true-I once got stung

5 Things to do at Burton Dassett Hills Country Park

5 Things to do at Burton Dassett Hills Country Park

Burton Dassett Hills Country Park  is famous in our family as we’d go there every Easter Monday when I was a child. In the wider world it is best known as a location used in the classic (yes, I said classic)

Wistow Maze 2015

Wistow Maze 2015

With me on maternity leave and Luke working from home, we’ve spent a lot of time cooped up at home lately. Consequently, I’ve been getting a bit fed up and desperate to get out of the house. This weekend we

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