After a successful couple of Munros bagged the previous weekend near Crianlarich, I headed north again, this time to meet up with a friend and tackle the highest point of the Ochills, Ben Cleuch. Having studied at the University of Stirling, and also having climbed Dumyat (a neighbouring peak) many times during my time there, Ben Cleuch was always one that eluded me.Continue reading The Law, Ben Cleuch, Ben Buck, Ben Ever – WALK REPORT – Aug 2021
With one thing and another, it had been a few weeks since our last family outing. We made plans to visit Dalkeith Country Park last weekend with our extended family.Continue reading Dalkeith Country Park – Walk Report – July 2021
The next instalment of our family adventures, we spent a day last weekend exploring the delights of the Devilla Forest in the Kingdom of Fife. There is a lot to see in the Devilla forest, but we decided on the smaller loop of the Red Squirrel Trail. Red Squirrels are known to inhabit the forest and seeing them in the wild is a big draw for many visitors.Continue reading Devilla Forest – WALK REPORT – June 2021
As lockdown eases, the weather is warm and the nights are light and long, we made the decision to try and have more short evening adventures with the kids. We added to the brood late last year, so this is the perfect time to take the entire family out and into nature. It’s a great break from homework, screen time and brings us all closer to nature and to each other.Continue reading Carron Valley Reservoir – WALK REPORT – June 2021
Yes! Absolutely. Taking children out into nature is a key part of their personal development as they grow up. Picking the right route and day to get the best weather is important. Make sure to keep it interesting and take plenty of breaks. Sometimes a little bit of bribery for the picnic at the top might be required.Continue reading Can I hike with children?