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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 […]

An Outdoors Family summit sunrise

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 […]

An Outdoors Family fundraiser

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 […]

Spring munrobagging weekend

Our Family Challenge by Fiona Outdoors Russell

If you follow our blog, you’ll know we’ve got a corker of a challenge lined up for the next few weeks; the aim is to bag ourselves 20+ munros (Scottish mountains over 3000ft) over 4 weeks, raising funds for Tommy’s to fund research in to miscarriage, stillbirth and premature births. We’re excited by it, we’re also […]

An Outdoors Family munro possibilities

Munro possibilities for our summer fundraising challenge

As many of you will know, we’ve set ourselves a summer challenge of walking 20+ munros with our 5yo son in 4 weeks, starting at the beginning of July, raising money for Tommy’s at the same time. A munro is a mountain which is 3000ft+ and our son has walked 22 munros to date. This challenge […]

An Outdoors Family bla band review

Review of Blå Band expedition meals

Keeping food lightweight, high energy and easy to prepare when walking and wildcamping can be a challenge. We normally take a range of simple pasta and sauces along with some hotdogs, primula cheese, wraps and noodles. This works pretty well for us, but we were wanting to find out what the dehydrated meals marketed specifically […]

An Outdoors Family summer munro challenge

A fundraising summer of munro challenges

Summer is fast approaching and we’re looking forward to it. Our son’s first year at school has gone quickly and we’re excited to be spending as much time as possible outside with him. I can’t wait to see what mischief we’ll get up to together! But I’m also dreading July. We miscarried last year and Beanie’s […]

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Product review: Outwell Collapsible Kettle

Finding room for all your gear in a campervan can often be a tricky thing to do with such a limited amount of space. So having practical gear is a must and when it can conveniently pack down smaller, well that’s an added bonus. With that in mind, we’ve recently been reviewing a collapsible 1.5l kettle from Outwell, who offer […]