We’re an active family, with a 2 and 4 year old, from Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District. We love walking and this website follows some of our family adventures into the fells, pubs and local areas.
March 2016: It was the first sunny day of the year (after the horrific storms and flooding in December 2015) and we decided to go for an easy walk on the hills. And that’s when the mountains inspired us.
Our children gave us 1,649 sleepless nights. And we wouldn’t change it for the world. I’m sure it’s not even physically possible, but somehow we survived it! Tending to agonising cries of colic, near constant night feeds, sickness, changing nappies, rocking, bouncing, swaddling, cuddling, kissing… until finally, one night at the end of 2015 our youngest daughter finally slept through the night.
After three months of catching up on nearly 5 years sleep deprivation, we’re ready. The hills surround us, and are constantly inspiring us. We are ready for the next chapter. We are finally energised, raring to go and chomping at the bit!
This is just the start of the journey and we’d love to share it with you. Each weekend we’ll take our kids on an adventure, as we discover caves, collect sticks and stones, hike up mountains, paddle in the lakes and much more in the beautiful Lake District. We will include photos and as much information on each walk as possible for you. Perhaps we’ll even see you on the fells one day.
Finally, a walk wouldn’t be complete without topping it off with a visit to a local pub! We share each one we visit with you.
As time goes on, we hope this blog will grow into a fantastic resource for families wanting to enjoy walking the hills of the Lake District. Bear with us, there’s only so many mountains we can climb in a day!
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