Our year of mountains by An Outdoors Family

Our year of mountain adventures 2016

Last year was a fantastic year for us in terms of getting away for family adventures; from our first winter wild camp to 9 days campervanning around the Outer Hebrides and finding snow in sunny Spain in June. But in terms of getting out to the hills, I don’t think we ever thought it would’ve been as big […]

An Outdoors Family Gear Review of Trespass Amherst Jacket

Gear Review: Trespass Amherst Softshell Jacket

I have been testing the Amherst softshell jacket from Trespass over the last few weeks and have to say I love it. I have been wanting a Softshell jacket for a while, remembering an old Windstopper fleece I had many years ago. It was excellent for messing around outside on days that were forecast to […]

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Wildcamping, fire damage, rubbish and the erosion of hard won countryside access in Scotland

The end of summer throws into focus the issue of abandoned camps, fire damage, broken glass and other rubbish that can be found all along many of the loch shores in Scotland, left by inconsiderate ‘wild campers’ and other visitors. It is easy to point the finger at ‘others’ but unless we are part of […]

A Winter Wild Camp - An Outdoors Family

Choosing to say yes: a winter camp

Life can sometimes feel full of “no’s” – I often feel this myself, and we are highly aware as parents that there are just some times where we have to say no to our son…. So we make a conscious decision whenever we can to say ‘yes’ to our son’s suggestions for what he would like us to […]

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Route: Mayar and Driesh, Cairngorms

Mayar and Dreish are a pair of Munros that are on the south east of the Cairngorms National Park, and rise from the head of Glen Doll, at the end of Glen Clova. The hills can either be walked together as a circular route, or each one can be tackled separately, with Dreish being the […]

Clip in canoe seat review - An Outdoors Family

Gear review: Endless River Canoe Add-a-passenger clip in seat

Our Venture Ranger canoe came with only two seats which was actually a benefit when our son was very young. We put a couple of mats on the floor and could let him play without any worry of him falling over the side. Over the last year and a half he has really been wanting […]