An Outdoors Family

Get Out There and Live It; Inspiration from Trail’s Young Mountaineer of the Year

At the end of last year, Trail magazine announced they were wanting to celebrate the next generation of outdoor superstars by launching their first Young Mountaineer of the Year Award. Parents were invited to write in and provide a few pictures of their childrens favourite adventures; In their words “Whether 2015 was the year they summited their […]

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Lighten your pack for free

So you have decided to go wild camping for a night, or backpacking for a few nights, you pack everything you think you need and then pick up your bag…… and groan at the 25 kg weight. Does this sound familiar? Does the idea of backpacking with children in tow sound like even heavier packs? […]

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New chapter at the Glen Lyon Horseshoe

As we drove up towards Glen Lyon watching the scenery change and the mountains rise steeply upwards, we were excited by the possibilities of what the weekend would hold. Little did we know that it would be a massive turning point for the future of our family adventures. Times they are a-changing and it’s obvious to […]

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In search of the Grey Man on Ben Macdui

In February I ski-toured across Cairn Gorm and Ben Macdui, starting in the dark and cloud as the snow fell. It was a very evocative trip, bringing images of the Grey Man of Ben Macdui to my mind as all I could hear was my skis swishing across the snow and my rapid breathing as […]

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Double trouble: Family Munro bagging Carn an Tuirc and Cairn of Claise

The forecast is looking good for Sunday so what do you fancy doing this weekend? You know you are into outdoors activities when you check specialist weather forecast sites almost daily. is our favorite for the UK, normally giving a pretty good idea of what to expect, tailored for mountain weather in particular. Anyway, […]