Just Up The Trail

Miles and miles with 3 kids and little blue tent.

The Just Up The Trail Blog

Posts that don’t fit neatly into trip reports, gear or other common themes will probably end up here. Enjoy!

Where Shall We Go Next? - Where Shall We Go Next? A few options for our first trip of next year. If you could go anywhere, where would it be?
Urban Hiking Revisited - Originally posted on Just Up The Trail:
The term hiking usually conjures up images of rough tracks, high mountains and wilderness. Unfortunately we’re not all lucky enough to have that on our doorstep so shouldn’t we make use of the resources we have just outside our front door. Pavements. We could spend days walking the…
Sea to Summit Revisited - Originally posted on Just Up The Trail:
On Saturday morning, an hour or so later than planned we left Shanklin sea front on our latest adventure. To climb to the top of the Isle of Wight. An alternative route would have started in Ventnor and involved a steeper climb, mainly through town and a much…
Children! Know Your Limits. - So every time we hit the trail, I've gone through this process of asking myself these questions and at times they can cause some anxiety, am I doing the right thing? What if we haven't enough food? or do the kids really want to hike 10 miles today?
Round the Island; Not a Trip Report - Last week we hiked around the Isle of Wight, our home. Here's a little highlights package of the hike while I write up a full trip report.
The Next Big Adventure. - It's half term next week, so with the kids "available" all week we're heading out on another hiking trip which this time we're calling "70 Miles, 3 Kids and a Tent; An Isle of Wight Adventure"
Our 5 Essentials when Day Hiking with Kids - 5 things we always carry when hiking with our kids
Meet the Family. - An introduction to the stars of Just Up The Trail
Some New Toys - A brief note about some new hiking/camping toys
2017 in Review - A look back at our year of adventures