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Munrobagging as a family: Why we do it

Scotland has recently been voted the most beautiful country in the world by readers of Rough Guides and it’s easy to see why. Rugged coastlines, craggy mountains, pristine beaches, beautiful glens and high mountain plateaus. What’s not to love? We moved to Perthshire just over 4 years ago and didn’t waste any time heading straight to the […]

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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 […]

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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 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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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 […]

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Trip report; Boys day at Meall Chuaich

Autumn half term started with a weekend of perfect sunny still weather forecast and so I was keen to get out with our son on a mountain. It was going to be a boy’s day, so leaving Stacey at home and not wanting to plan too big, I decided on a slightly different approach. Many of […]