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 […]

An Outdoors Family - what our son really thinks of our family adventures2

What our 5yo really thinks of our family adventures

I guess we’ve always hoped our son likes spending time outdoors and being away in the mountains. It’s what he’s growing up doing. It’s what we as a family have discovered we need. Too long at home, doing the usual routine of school, work, weekly shop etc turns us in to grizzly bears with a bad head, […]

5 family friendly activities near Aviemore

5 family friendly activities near Aviemore

Aviemore, in the heart of the Cairngorms is a great place to visit any time of the year for outdoors families with activities to suit children of any age including canoeing, hiking and biking around the surrounding areas. Here are a few of our family favourite activities. Rothiemurchus – There is a plethora of activities for families to get […]