Travel

A visit to Stonehenge

On our recent backpacking trip my husband was keen to incorporate a trip to Stonehenge near Salisbury. The trip turned out to be pretty hard going and to be honest I would’ve preferred to stay an extra night at our…
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Focus on: Preston

Lancashire is a large county and I know that many of my readers will have a favourite part. I still have many parts of Lancashire to visit myself, so I thought it would be great to get a little series…
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Waterproof Clothing & Footwear for Backpacking

How do you stay waterproof when you’re backpacking in the UK? Backpacking with a young family requires you to have the right equipment for the job, and with British weather being so unpredictable we needed great outerwear for the boys….
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What’s on at Martin Mere, Lancashire

This summer we’ve been over to Burscough in Lancashire to spend the day at Martin Mere, one of nine wetland centres around the country. British summer isn’t always overly kind to us, so when we do get half decent days its…
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Tips for backpacking with kids

In my infinite wisdom I decided that taking the boys backpacking around the south coast of the UK this summer would be an absolutely fantastic idea. It would be an amazing experience for them, travelling without the car and carrying…
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Five Backpacking Essentials

We’re off backpacking as a family soon and I’ll be honest – I’m nervous about it. Being wholly responsible for two small people is scary enough at home, but out in the big bad world with only whatever you can…
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What to do at Forest Holidays, Strathyre

I wrote recently about the beautiful cabin we stayed in during our break in the Trossachs of Scotland. Though the accommodation was luxurious, it wasn’t the only highlight of our holiday. We love being outdoors as a family and the location in…
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Five things to do in Gisburn

Gisburn is a pretty little village nestled between Skipton and Clitheroe, in the Ribble Valley borough of Lancashire. It may be small, but Gisburn is full of reasons to pay it a visit. Here are just five: 1. Geocaching There are…
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Forest Holidays, Strathyre

When Ted and I got married seven years ago we borrowed his parents motorhome and headed north. We did a whistle stop tour of the Scottish coast and completely fell in love with a country bursting with breathtaking scenery and…
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Our Gypsy Wagon Weekend

  A few weeks ago I wrote about interesting alternative places to spend a night or two in the UK. So far I haven’t figured out how I can sleep in a lighthouse that doesn’t now look like a regular…
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