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The Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, Feshiebridge

Last weekend, we went away in the van to explore more of the Aviemore area. It’s somewhere we love because of the mountains, but we haven’t really done much of the valley walks. However, the weather last weekend lined up brilliantly with us wanting a slower weekend, with shorter walks (hopefully) between the showers. The […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Campervanning around the Outer Hebrides

We’ve recently come back from a last minute dash to the Outer Hebrides; good weather, free time with work, and with a cupboard full of goodies we were driving towards Oban daydreaming about beach bumming for a week. Here are a few things that in no particular order made our 9 days on the road fantastic! […]

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Sometimes a change is as good as a rest

We have been feeling a bit run down lately, with cold season (hopefully) drawing to an end, and the last couple of weekends since our three day walk in the Cairngorms have been pretty quiet affairs including such mundane activities as feeding the grass and so on. As we approached last weekend we were again in […]

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Our top key features for vanlife with kids

We’ve had a couple of different campers over the years, each which suited the different times in our lives. When we lived near the mountains before we had our son, we had a converted Fiat Ducato low roof van which was brilliant for chucking everything in to for last minute, spontaneous trips away. Then we moved and […]