The Hermitage, Perthshire

Trip report: The Hermitage, Perthshire

The Hermitage is a meandering woodland walk, along the River Braan to Ossian Hall, a folly overlooking the waterfalls. You can carry on past the folly, on to Ossians cave or there are links to the network of footpaths beyond The Hermitage to various parts of Dunkeld. We’ve been there a few times now, the first time […]

The Enchanted Forest

A night at The Enchanted Forest

Every Autumn, here in Perthshire, we are treated to some of the best of nature’s colours. Not only by day, but also by night. The Enchanted Forest is set in Faskally Woods near Pitlochry, and has an array of stunning lights, original music, aerial performers and a storyteller, all set within a stunning natural backdrop. We […]

Bone Caves, Inchnadamph

Sleeping in a cave; our experience

A few weeks ago, while we were deciding where we wanted to go to for our week away in the campervan, we asked our son what he would, if anything, especially like to see or do. “Sleep in a cave” was his immediate reply. “Um, are you sure that’s what you definitely want to do?” […]

Redefinition can go a long way on a long day

A simple redefinition can go a long way on a long day!

Brutal honesty coming up; the last few times we’ve spent outdoors with our son have been a bit gruesome. He does not want to go anywhere or do anything. I blame Leonardo. Or is it Michelangelo today? I can’t keep up, not only with those turtles, but also with our sons mood. He’s three, well nearly four, and […]

Didriksons review by An Outdoors Family

Review of Didriksons Boardman Kid’s set

With a Scottish winter just around the corner, we had a fairly demanding expectation of what type of waterproofs we were looking for to keep our son warm, dry and protected from the elements which meant we could continue with adventures year round. After a bit of shopping around, we decided on the Boardman Kid’s […]

Clachnaben

A bimble that took us up Clachnaben, Aberdeenshire

A bimble that took us up Clachnaben, Aberdeenshire* Our main aim on Saturday was just to go for a bimble. It was a lovely day, the sun was finally shining so we took it at a leisurely pace, just wandering along the path one foot in front of the other, not really knowing where the day would take […]

St Cyrus Beach

St Cyrus Beach, Aberdeenshire

St Cyrus Beach, Aberdeenshire St Cyrus beach is a nature reserve on the East coast, just north of Montrose. The beach is accessed by a wooden walkway from where you can view the inland cliffs, and many varieties of colourful wild flowers.     It was beautiful walking past the flowers and seeing all the different types […]

Rothiemurchus

Wild camping near Rothiemurchus

Wild camping near Rothiemurchus We dipped in to our Adventure Jar last Wednesday morning and out came ‘Rothiemurchus wild camp’. Plenty of options there then. We started to get all the gear ready, and looked at a few walk and camp options depending on what the weather would be like. It was forecast to be windy […]

how to make an adventure jar

How to make a Weekend Adventure Jar

How to make a Weekend Adventure Jar Do you ever get stuck with what to do at the weekends? Too much choice? Maybe your head’s too frazzled from a stressful week at work and you’re just concentrating on trying to keep calm and cheery for the kids… It’s not always easy is it? This happens to […]