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 ,

A Brilliant Summer and One Final Treat

This Summer really has been one of the best. We’ve  enjoyed fantastic walking weekends in the Peak District, the Lake District and  the Cotswolds (mostly in glorious sunshine). We’ve stayed at some great  campsites and explored some of England’s loveliest

Whichford-Hook Norton-Whichford 29/06/13

Whichford-Hook Norton-Whichford 29/06/13

This is quite a tricky blog to write. Ordinarily I come back from a walking trip full of enthusiasm and desperate to share great walks. However, this walk, from last weekend’s Cotswold adventure, wasn’t a complete success. Having said that,

My Family Flapjack Recipe

My Family Flapjack Recipe

My whole family are massive fans of flapjack, and as it makes the perfect walking or camping snack, I thought I’d add the recipe to my blog. Preheat oven to 180 100g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 2 tablespoons honey

Everdon (NN11) 2nd June 2013

Everdon (NN11) 2nd June 2013

Sometimes we’re in such a rush to head off far away in search of beautiful landscapes that it’s easy to forget that we’ve got some beautiful walks on our doorstep. I’m as guilty of this as anyone, so one Sunday

The Lake District: Lake Windermere Walk

The Lake District: Lake Windermere Walk

Lake Windermere Walk For our final walk in The Lakes we fancied a change of scenery.  After a day of looking up at imposing craggy peaks during our Cumbria Way walk, we headed down to Ambleside for some lush fields,

The Lake District: Cumbria Way Walk

The Lake District: Cumbria Way Walk

Cumbria Way Walk We awoke early to glorious sunshine and a cooling breeze: perfect walking weather for our Cumbria Way walk! After a fortifying bowl of porridge we headed out of the campsite and turned left towards The Old Dungeon