We Love Walking But, There’s Never Enough Time
Walking or as I like to call it Hiking (sounds more impressive), used to be a staple part of my social calendar as well as the corner stone to my weight losee last year and the year before. It’s also been the bedrock of some of my greatest memories like the time Beth and I scaled Snowdon in the Snow, Dorothy climbed a 6ft rock pile when she was 1 1/2, or when Mrs P and the family met me after doing the Coast to Coast.
But there’s never enough time to do a proper walk. You have to make time, and for the first time in 2 years of asking, we agree to join David and his adorable family, for a Potty Adventures Hike with Millets and Ordnance Survey for #NationalWalkingMonth.
Who is PottyAdventures
If you don’t know David, PottyAdventures is the most amazing blog/group/ethos for parenting and creating adventures with your family. He’s a proper Four Seasons Dad in the way he’ll make memories and with his children be it up a mountain, walking along a river or climbing through the forest. A proper dad.
Let’s not forget the stars of the show though, his two children are a bundle of energy, exploring everything, being inquisitive and most of all, getting involved.
David’s an Ordnance Survey #GetOutdoors champion, and he’s taking us on a beautiful route around Beddgelert.
Sunday Morning Start
If you didn’t know, Beddgelert is approximately 3 hours from our house in Wigan if you include a few stops for snacks/drinks and fuel. It’s right in Snowdonia National Park and just knowing this was enough to convince us to set our alarms really early and get on our way.
After arriving at the National Trust car park in Nantmoor, L554YH, we all got our kit together ready for the day.
Now as a novice walker, I’ve always got to check and double check what to take. My normal kit include a waterproof bag, enough water for walking (approx 500ml per hour), hiking poles if needed, boots, base layer, thermal layer and waterproof if required. Snacks are always good and then we have group kit to take.
But all the preperation in the walk for Three, including a toddler, doesn’t prepare you for a poorly little girl and this was no exception.
Waking up first thing, Dorothy wasn’t at her normal best with the sniffles after a poor night’s sleep. We took some oral paracetamol with us and there was an option of the carrier, but Dorothy refused and we started the walk, with it!