An Outdoors Family Lochnagar munros

Route info: The Lochnagar Circuit

Keith made a few notes about the Lochnagar circuit, one of the biggest munro walks from the summer. We took two days to do it, so why not grab yourself a cuppa, probably a biscuit or two, (it’s quite a long read) get comfy and give it a read…. 1st day: So the plan was to […]

An Outdoors Family gear reviews sprayway kids challenger sleeping bag

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 […]

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 […]

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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, […]

Spring munrobagging weekend

A spring munrobagging weekend

Saturday morning started early with us quickly getting dressed and throwing our gear into the car to set off on our weekend adventure. We jumped in and set off, tucking into our breakfast, all before 7am. We drove through Dundee, through Kirriemuir and onwards towards Glen Doll, our starting point for the weekend. Just after Kirriemuir […]

An Outdoors Family on the Glen Lyon Horseshoe

New chapter at the Glen Lyon Horseshoe

As we drove up towards Glen Lyon watching the scenery change and the mountains rise steeply upwards, we were excited by the possibilities of what the weekend would hold. Little did we know that it would be a massive turning point for the future of our family adventures. Times they are a-changing and it’s obvious to […]

Ben Macdui summit

In search of the Grey Man on Ben Macdui

In February I ski-toured across Cairn Gorm and Ben Macdui, starting in the dark and cloud as the snow fell. It was a very evocative trip, bringing images of the Grey Man of Ben Macdui to my mind as all I could hear was my skis swishing across the snow and my rapid breathing as […]

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Great to be Bhac in the mountains with our son!

If you’ve read some of our previous blogs, you’ll know that we try to include our son in the decision making of our weekend adventures whenever we can. So, feeling the need to strap on our boots and get a good walk and wildcamp under our belts, we asked him what he’d fancy doing. “I […]