Wildcamping just seemed too tricky to do with 3 children in tow. Our first experience was in Scotland where wildcamping is widely permitted and we used our little blue tent. Since then we’ve gotten braver and now use the tarp and have wildcamped where its not as widely accepted.
Fast Packing. Apparently its a thing. Rather than simply hiking with a big pack its a combination of hiking and trail running. Using gear that increases in price as it decreases in weight, packs are light, kit is minimal and miles get covered. I started training this year for an ultra marathon so I’ve beenContinue reading “Fast Packing the West Wight”
I think the biggest factor was that feeling of simply moving through a landscape at a pace dictated by me. Not the weight in my pack or how fast the kids were moving or what the trail was like or how much my legs ached. If I wanted to run, I ran.
Dad! Shift your butt over!!!
Who would have thought a sleep mat could make such a difference? A review of our Numo Inflatable Sleep Mats from Alpkit.
5 reasons we love our SIGG bottles.
A lightweight alternative to our lovely little blue tent
An introduction to the stars of Just Up The Trail
A few thoughts about what makes a good family tent, not necessarily family sized, but good for us.
A hike for Lils Birthday. Chasing our shadows across the Island and walking in the footsteps of prehistoric beasts.
A hike on the Shepherds Trail, Carisbrooke to Shepherds Chine and a spot of camping
Trip report of our attempt to thru-hike Glyndwrs Way with the kids. Aborted after 30 odd miles of rain, mud and snow.
Reposting our epic adventure from Easter, on the West Highland Way
A rather wet visit to the Brecon Beacons National Park in July 2017
Hiking through the New Forest National Park