Griffon Forest in North Yorkshire – with its secluded lodges, outdoor hot tubs, roaring fires and friendly wildlife – used to be somewhere we went to chill out as a couple. But this time we took the dreaded baby with us, so relaxation went out of the window!
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch sounds simple. All you need to do is sit down, then count and record the birds in your garden for one hour. The problems start when you throw a 9-month-old baby into the mix!
An oasis of calm in the Northamptonshire countryside, with miles of walking trails, huge lakes, loads of wildlife, and plenty of activities for explorers of all ages.
A rolling clifftop walk that follows the South Downs Way from the seaside town of Eastbourne, past Beachy Head lighthouse to the sand and shingle beach at Birling Gap.
While walking to work this morning, I saw a ridiculously cool sunrise that reminded me of all the things I love about being outside. Then my mind started racing, and before I knew it I was sitting down at my desk writing this…
A family wildlife safari for explorers of all ages at RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes nature reserve.
This is a lovely circular walk from the pretty seaside town of Wells-Next-The-Sea, taking in a busy harbour, a beautiful stretch of beach, and finishing with a stroll through tall pine trees.
Since my little boy can’t stand up yet, never mind ride a bike, this is a dad-only outdoor challenge for now. Biking 1500 miles in 12 months? I must be insane.
Starting and finishing in the picture-perfect Yorkshire Dales village of Malham, this is a beautiful walk through one of England’s finest landscapes, visiting the iconic Yorkshire trio of Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet’s Foss in just a few short miles.
Probably the ultimate English starter peak for any young mountaineer, Catbells is a beautiful little hill with magical views across the northern Lake District.