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

Steall Waterfall, Glen Nevis

Steall Waterfall, Glen Nevis

As we’re always on the lookout for scenic walks and great photo opportunities, we couldn’t resist a visit to Steall Waterfall. It is about 7 miles south east of Fort William and well worth a visit if you are in

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.

Sorry it's been so long…

Sorry it's been so long…

Just as I was getting to grips with this blogging lark and The Helpful Hiker was starting to get quite interesting (and dare I say it, quite helpful), as is often the case, life got in the way. 2014 was

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