Category: Alfresco:explore

Arthur’s Pass National Park

Hi! We have been waiting to write and post this blog since last Wednesday but a delay with our Wi-Fi installation and general business of moving house (again) have prevented us finding even an hour to write. We took our first road trip in…

Santa Steam Train at the Ribble Steam Railway

We took a trip on the Ribble Steam Train with a very special guest…Ho! Ho! Ho!

Santa’s Grotto at Oswadtwistle Mills

Tis the season…

The Lake District: Great Langdale Campsite

A couple of weeks back we went away for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday. We can never predict British weather but it can still get very cold in April so we decided to go glamping i.e. camping in a posh heated shed. We…

Lake District Walk: Stickle Tarn

We’ve just had a wonderful long weekend glamping in Great Langadale and on the Saturday we hiked up the Stickle Tarn. It is a lovely National Trust path which leads to breath-taking views of Langdale and Lake Windermere beyond. You can find more details…

Ribble Valley Walk: Hodder Bridges

  Last weekend we were incredibly lucky to have beautiful weather, and with a new book full of walks we haven’t yet tried we were champing at the bit to get out and explore. I found this book in Clitheroe Books, a shop in town which…

Ribble Valley Walk: Mitton Loop

We used to live in Whalley and this loop was on our doorstep so we walked it frequently. It’s a lovely walk which can take as little as an hour to do if you’re quick. With a toddler in tow and a few stops…

Ribble Valley Walk: Pendle Hill

On Mother’s Day we were very lucky to have beautiful sunshine so we decided to head up Pendle hill for amazing views. You can find a short video of our walk here. Kitty was still very much in the throws of chickenpox so in the interest…

Ribble Valley Walk: Brungerly Bridge

We had the luxury of a sunny spring Friday off work so the baby bear and I headed out for a walk along the River Ribble. We usually plan short walks under 5 miles as Kitty likes to get out and explore and this…

Gisburn Forest: Gruffalo Trail

A couple of weeks ago the bear and I headed out on a Gruffalo hunt. Forestry Commission England has set up interactive trails across the UK targeted at under five’s based on the Gruffalo story. The trail was about a mile in  total including…