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Six Outdoor Activities for November

Now that bonfire night has been and gone and we are being pushed into thinking about Christmas by the shops and television, you might be forgiven for thinking that all fun family activities have to be inside. The evenings might be dark but there are plenty of things you can do to enjoy the outdoors

Lyke Wake Walk – A Hiking Challenge

What happens when three outdoors loving bloggers get together for the weekend in the North Yorkshire Moors? A mammoth hike, that’s what! The Lyke Wake Walk is a 40 mile linear walk across the North Yorkshire Moors, taking hikers from Osmotherly on the west side to Ravenscar on the east. The traditional route is pretty

Lyke Wake Walk Take Two

After postponing our attempt at the Lyke Wake Walk earlier in the summer, Jenni and I – and now also Allysse who has joined the team – are on our way up to the North Yorkshire Moors to give this thing another go. This weekend we will tackle that 40 mile linear route from Osmotherly to

Video Diary 2 | Splodz Blogz TV

A new video diary – my second attempt at such a vlog – is now online. Would love you to check it out either below or over on Splodz Blogz TV.    If you like the video please give it a thumbs up over on YouTube and click subscribe so I know… and feel free to make suggestions

Video Diary | Splodz Blogz TV

After losing an awful lot of time to YouTube and its millions of hours of content this week to see how the experts do this thing, I decided to go back to my “just do it” approach. So here’s my first video diary. If you like the video please give it a thumbs up over

Walking in Sandals. Review: Merrell All Out Blaze Sieve

As part of the Outdoor Bloggers Weekend earlier this summer, each of the bloggers who attended were gifted a pair of Merrell’s new All Out Blaze Sieve walking sandals to test. It was lovely to have the support of Merrell for our inaugural event, and as one of the organisers I was pleased that I was

Making the Most of Local Trails

I feel it is very important to explore where you live, and this year so far I have been making an effort to make use of the many local trails that I can find close to my own home. Lincolnshire may not be the most obvious choice for hiking, people tend to head to more well-known

My Introduction to Geocaching

I know quite a number of people who go out geocaching on a regular basis, and have always been intrigued about the whole thing. It’s one of those past times that has been on my list to try for a little while but I’ve not actually got around to it. I guess I liken it

Walking The Stephen Langton Trail

The Stephen Langton Trail is a newly devised walking route celebrating 800 years since the sealing of the Magna Carta. The 16.5 mile trail takes walkers from Langton-by-Wragby into Lincoln itself. I’ll let you read about the history over on the Visit Lincoln page dedicated to it, this post is all about the walking. Langton-by-Wragby

30 Days Wild – Days 8-14

Day 08 – Monday I was told when out cygnet spotting last week that there is a massive pike that lives in the bit of river one of the nests was on. So at lunch time I walked along to see if I could spot it swimming along. I didn’t. To be honest I have

A Picnic in my Kitchen: Not Doing the Lyke Wake Walk

I have had picnics in the rain before. I am a member of that family who would sit on the beach in our raincoats eating jam sandwiches and blue and white striped crisps, determined to enjoy our day by the sea whatever the weather. I would swim in the sea with the rain pouring down.

30 Days Wild – Days 1-7

Have you been inspired by The Wildlife Trusts to take part in the 30 Days Wild campaign? How have the first few days of 30 Days Wild gone for you? Rather than posting every day I thought I’d give you a taster of my wild activities every few days. Day 01 – Monday With a