Just Up The Trail

Miles and miles with 3 kids and little blue tent.


Some of our favourite hiking trips on both Island and Mainland Trails

On the Island

78 Miles, 3 Kids and a Tent; A Round the Island Adventure. - A backpacking trip on the Isle of Wight Coastal Path over 5 days in October 2018.
The Tennyson Trail - Hiking the Tennyson Trail, Isle of Wight in February 2017.
Chasing Shadows and Searching for Dinosaurs - A hike for Lils Birthday. Chasing our shadows across the Island and walking in the footsteps of prehistoric beasts.
The Shepherds Trail - A hike on the Shepherds Trail, Carisbrooke to Shepherds Chine and a spot of camping
Boys Night Out. - A tea-time microadventure on a cold, dark and foggy January evening.
Sea to Summit - A hike from the sea to the top of the Isle of Wight. Mud, Snow, a radar station, the beach and the devils chimney.



Over the Water

Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2017 - A place where Mum can get inspired, the kids can be kids, and Dad can go hiking
Dartmoor 2018 - Thunderstorms, Traffic Jams, Loads of Boulders and a new favourite place to go!
Pen y Fan 2018 - 2 mountains, sleeping under the stars and a super moon and hiking some 21 miles in just over 24 hours
The Cerne Valley Trail - Hunting for Giants on the Cerne Valley Trail
Rhayader Dams - Alright, it wasn't the most adventurous day we've had but any day in the hills count. Right?
A Snowdon Traverse - A traverse of Snowdon from Rhyd Ddu to Pen y Pass, September 2017
Brecon Beacons 2017 - A rather wet visit to the Brecon Beacons National Park in July 2017
New Forest 2017 - Hiking through the New Forest National Park
An Urban Hike in Historic Goole. - The term hiking usually conjures up images of rough tracks, high mountains and wilderness. but shouldn't we make use of the resources we have just outside our front door. Pavements.
On the Edge. - Hiking, scrambling, bouldering, camping and a picnic. Just how much can you cram into an afternoon in the Peak District!
Moel Siabod; Our Most Favourite Mountain - "That was pretty rad what with that drop and the scrambling and the wind, pretty scary in parts, you know cos of the kids and that sheer drop and..... That was ****ing amazing!"
The Minffordd Path – Cadair Idris - It feels like an age ago but in November 2015 we headed up Cadair Idris. There is a longer story but here it is in pictures.
Off the Beaten Path - Heading off trail in Snowdonia for a bushwhack through the heather
Snowdon 2015 - Was it crazy to bring the kids along? Part of me was sure it was after all it was supposed to be fun, so a day IN the mountains was favorable to half an hour on top of one.