Thousands of Photos of Bees – Mayfields Lavender Farm

A couple of weekends ago we spent some time running up and down the lines of lavender at Mayfields Lavender, an organic lavender farm situated in the lovely North Surrey Hills. It’s not somewhere I’ve heard of before, in fact I thought all lavender in the UK was grown in Norfolk (!), but since I posted about it on Instagram

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 36 #SplodzWPC

We really are racing through the year and I’m not sure I like it. But here we go with another week of photos – hope you can find something to snap on this new theme. Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 36 Theme: Made with Love Wondering how this photo is “made with love”. Well our road trip

The Character of the Yorkshire Three Peaks

The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a challenge hike in which walkers take on Pen y Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in under 12 hours. It is a reasonably challenging 24/25 mile day hike that offers a variety of terrain and some wonderful views across the Ribble valley. I’ve written about my two experiences of completing the

Fun Ways to Keep Fit

Oh man has my fitness suffered in the last six months. Yes, I’ve done some hikes here and there but generally speaking I’ve either been sat on my motorbike, sat on my office chair at work, or sat on my sofa at home. An awful lot of sitting. And slouching. So it is time to

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 35 #SplodzWPC

Week 35? We’ve been doing this for a little while now haven’t we? I hope you are still enjoying the weekly themes. Would be great if you could share the idea with your friends this week – let’s get some more people involved in our little photography challenge. Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week

Bear Lake and Milkshakes

The thing about road trips is that there will inevitably be days where the main aim is to eat up the miles and get closer to the next big destination. But in the spirit of life being all about the journey, we did our best to make sure we saw something cool even when we

Sunflowers and Conservation at Vine House Farm, Lincolnshire

Getting outdoors and enjoying the countryside doesn’t have to include well-planned adventures or super human endurance efforts. It can be a simple day out at a local farm, learning about their business and getting a look behind the scenes. Living in Lincolnshire I am surrounded by fields that make up some of the most important

Fitting in Adventure. Hiking the Yorkshire Three Peaks. (Again.)

I am a huge advocate of having every day adventures. Like the vast majority of adults in this country, I have a full time job and other commitments to juggle. This means that my desire to get outdoors and have fun times in the countryside has to fit in with everything else, both in terms

The Trail Ridge Road over the Rockies

Just as spending time by the Pacific Ocean was very important to me while we were on our North American road trip, spending time in the mountains was equally as important. Living in Lincolnshire as we do, we are not blessed with a mountainous landscape from our bedroom window, and having fallen in love with

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 34 #SplodzWPC

I’m rather hoping that I’m not jinxing the weather with my photo challenge theme this week… sincere apologies if it now rains for the next seven days! Check out #SplodzWPC on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Week 34 Theme: Sun Kissed  It’s been a lovely few days here in the UK, it’s great having some proper summer, I

Inside the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

Not content with standing at 14,115 feet above sea level at the summit of Pike’s Peak, having ridden up the 19-mile highway (go read about it) in the morning, we wanted to make even more of our day and so we retracted our steps for about an hour to visit a gold mine museum and

On Top of the World at the Summit of Pike’s Peak

One of the benefits of road tripping in North America was being able to spend time in the mountains. The huge dominant peaks with their own weather systems that are covered in snow all year round make you gasp in awe and not just because of the altitude. I think it is somewhat of a