An Outdoors Family

Our favourite outdoor adventures from around the world

11 years ago this month, we set off for a years travelling, having spent what felt like forever (5yrs really) saving up and researching all the places we wanted to go to, all the things we wanted to see. During the year, we travelled through America, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, New Zealand, […]

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Live your own definition of adventure

Here it goes, another mention of our summer challenge… but I promise you it will be a quick one! If you follow our blog you’ll know we set out to bag 20+ munros over 4 weeks with our son, raising money for Tommy’s charity – at the end we bagged 22 together, walked 104km with […]

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Why you should visit Perthshire in Autumn

Perthshire is known as Big Tree Country and with good reason. The area covers more than 200,000 acres of woodland, has some of the oldest and tallest trees in the country and has some great trails for family walks. Needless to say, it’s a beautiful place to visit at any time of year, but it is […]

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Route info: MacGregor’s Cave, near Kinloch Rannoch

We’ve just returned from a weekend away in the van around the Loch Rannoch area, somewhere we’ve been to many times before but there’s always little gems hidden away that we never can fit in for a short weekend. This time, we sought out the route to MacGregor’s Cave, a short walk through some woods […]

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Gear Review: Sprayway Challenger 350 Kids Sleeping Bag

The sleeping bag forms a key part of your sleep system when camping, and along with your groundmat will set if you are warm enough or kept awake with cold. Many children’s sleeping bags are not really warm enough in all but the most warm and settled weather in the UK. We have been testing […]

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The total from our fundraising challenge is in!

Here’s another blog about our summer fundraising challenge but this time, it’s all about YOU! The challenge was to bag 20+ munros over 4 weeks with our 5yo son, hoping to raise as much money as possible for Tommy’s  to fund their research in to miscarriage, stillbirth and premature births. The team and the work they are […]

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Mayar & Driesh the hard way

Dreish and Mayar are considered a couple of the easier hills in the Munro list and are pretty local to us so both Stacey and myself have done them before, but our son had not done Dreish, as he said didn’t have the energy earlier in the year on a 2 day walk and wildcamp in […]

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A summit sunrise on Beinn Bhreac

When we first started to put together routes for our summer fundraising challenge, we asked our son if there was anything he particularly wanted to do; overnight trips? single day trips? He immediately asked to see the sunrise from the top of a mountain, wanting to walk up during the night rather than just roll out […]

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The challenge: 20+ munros in 4 weeks…We’ve done it!

Well what a month it was! 4 weeks spent together, travelling around Scotland and bagging in total 22 of Scotland’s most family friendly munros, the majority of which were new to us. We walked 104km and climbed 7500m of ascent. We set on this challenge to raise money for a cause very close to our […]