bucket list

PAINTBALL AT CENTER PARCS

We have been going to Center Parcs nearly every other year for quite a few years. The main reason is that it is a great place for families and friends who live far apart to come together for a week of socialising and fun. It is a bonus to me that I can use the

A WANDER INSIDE WHITE SCAR CAVE

Sometimes it’s good to be a tourist, and LincsGeek and I used our night in The Royal Hotel, Kirkby Lonsdale to do just that. Having walked the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail the previous day, we decided to head underground and explore one of the many caves close to Ingleton. There are two main ones advertised –

50 THINGS TO DO OUTSIDE THIS SUMMER

I love this time of year. It has so much potential for adventure at home and away – it’s warm (ish!), dry (ish), and just feels like there is more time in the day to spend at least some of it outside. But sometimes it’s hard to come up with ideas when you spend so

AXE THROWING AT TULLEY’S FARM

My bucket list grows every time I open twitter. I see what other people have been up to and am inevitably taken by whatever it is. Axe throwing is one of those things I spotted someone else I follow do, probably two years ago now, and it just looked like so much fun. And thankfully

TREE TOP ADVENTURE AT GO APE RIVINGTON

Spending time outdoors is my favourite thing to do at the weekend, but what I do when I’m outdoors involves all kinds of different activities. I recently spent the afternoon at Go Ape in Rivington, one of the popular tree top adventure courses that have cropped up all over the UK (and in fact abroad,

CAVING AT CLEARWELL CAVES

Back when I was a kid, around 10 or 11 or there abouts, I went on an outward bounds week with School. I had an absolute blast; it was right up my street and almost certainly helped nurture my adventure and bucket list way of life now. I remember it really well – we did

GETTING LOST IN NATURE AT PUZZLEWOOD

If you follow me on any kind of social media then you are sure to have noticed me use the #DeanWyeBloggers hashtag recently. A couple of weekends ago I was invited to join some fellow Outdoor Bloggers in the Forest of Dean for an activity weekend. I had planned to write just the one roundup

THE ULTIMATE BUCKET LIST DREAM | TOUCHING THE POLES

I have become somewhat known for the state of my bucket list. It’s the way I introduce myself at events, it gets mentioned when I see old friends or meet family for dinner, and tends to occupy my thoughts more often than not. The version here on my blog is in need of an update

WHALE WATCHING WITH EAGLE WING TOURS, VICTORIA

After hearing how whale watching off the coast of Vancouver Island was probably the best place in the world to go, and we were at exactly the right time of year to see some amazing animals, we decided we needed to end our road trip with a boat trip. We chose to book a tour

WALKING ON A GLACIER: COLUMBIA ICEFIELD GLACIER ADVENTURE

You can’t ride along a famous road that takes you through 100 glaciers and not take some time to see one of them in a bit more detail, and so we’d checked into a lodge for a couple of nights to give us an opportunity to tick off walking on a glacier from our bucket

MY FAVOURITE EXPERIENCES OF 2016

It’s time for something that has become an annual tradition at the end of the year here on Splodz Blogz – a roundup style end of series special of some of my highlights, my favourite experiences of the last 12 months. On Mam Tor for one of my favourite day hikes of the year. I’ve

A Casual Walk Up at the O2

Seeing a city from as high up as possible is definitely becoming a tradition in tourist attractions these days. New York has the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock, and London has the Eye and the Shard. There is definite beauty in feeling like you are stood above everything else, looking down at tiny