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”
Here’s a little video we made while hiking the downs and forest above Brighstone, here on the island. It’s one of our favourite spots and it’s a go to for slacklining, trail running and even wildcamping.
or Holy S**t, I just ran 10k. So on Friday I decided to just get up to the woods and try something. After struggling to get around a 5k loop the last view times I went out I had decided that my problem was pacing. I’d just go off too quick and then really struggleContinue reading “A Minor Milestone”
Dad! Shift your butt over!!!
We made a little video of our recent hike down one riverbank and back up the other. It’s over on our new YouTube channel so head over and give us a subscribe,
While I have the monumental task of making our household free from single use plastics, at a manageable budget, I want our hiking trips to be just as ethical
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?
An introduction to the stars of Just Up The Trail
A hike for Lils Birthday. Chasing our shadows across the Island and walking in the footsteps of prehistoric beasts.
Our first outdoor climbing experience on REAL rock
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.
Alright, it wasn’t the most adventurous day we’ve had but any day in the hills count. Right?
A Brief note about Gear