Category: Adventures

Packing list for Yorkshire Three Peaks

Christopher, my 13 year old son, decided that he wanted to take on the challenge of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. I think the only reason he decided this is because he saw the bag of snacks my Mum and I had for our walk in the Peak District and he wanted jelly Babies. I have

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Another challenge done…

    Today I woke my teenage son up at 5 am and managed to get him out of the house before 6.30 am. There was no monetary bribes involved, I didn’t offer to buy him some fake money on GTA so he can use it to buy fake, cars and fake houses… My teenager

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Top Withens – Brontë Country

Today we walked along a pathway that was often visited by the Brontë sisters well over 100 years ago. The moors over Haworth were where inspiration was drawn for the many poems and stories written by Charlotte, Emily and Anne. We took the public footpath from Moorside Lane which lead us through wild fields of

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Prince of Wales Park

Alongside some garages near our house there is a public footpath which leads you up on to Gilstead Moor. We first discovered this trail when we moved here nearly two years ago. It’s a short walk to a beautiful view of Bingley and beyond. You can see all across the top of St.Ives and all

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Thornton to Queensbury – The Great Northern Trail

Thornton Primary, previously Royd Mount Middle School, now stands round about where Thornton Station used to be. Years ago, when I attended Royd Mount the access to the viaduct was prohibited. That didn’t stop us sneaking over the fence and making the dangerous walk across all 840 ft of it. These days you don’t have

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More Summer adventures: Caving and ice-cream

        On Thursday we took a trip to the longest show cave in Britain, White Scar Cave. The tour lasts about 80 minutes and shows you some incredible sights, from stalactites and stalagmites that are over 100,000 years old to a cavern that is one of the largest in Britain. White Scar

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Summer Adventures! Malham Cove

    Malham Cove is a geologists dream with it’s unusual limestone pavements, creating clints (limestone blocks) and grykes (the gaps in between), these are quite unusual formations for England. It really is an astonishing place to visit, entirely peaceful and so beautiful. A huge waterfall once cascaded over Malham Cove, a magnificent sight that

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The Lakes: Day Two

  Check out Day One here. We woke early the next day for our buffet style breakfast in the main hostel building. With our bellies full we packed up the car and headed down to Bowness-on-Windermere to have a go at a scavenger hunt. (I downloaded it from a website, unfortunately it wasn’t the best scavenger

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Our adventures in the Lake District: Day One

Hayley and I decided a few weeks ago that we should treat the boys to a day out somewhere but not tell them anything about it. We settled on the Lake District and booked a session at Treetop Trek and a night at Windermere YHA staying in a Tipi. It’s less than 2 hours drive

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My soul mate.

    When I was 12 my life changed forever. I know most people spend their lives searching for their soul mate, that person who just instinctively knows, knows everything before you speak, that person you can live happily ever with. I found mine when I was 12. Don’t get me wrong, I then went

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