The second of the Peak District walks, this time a bit more open but equally as pleasant and fun for the kids.Continue reading “Kid friendly walks – Kinder reservoir”
There are lots of good walks for kids in the Peak District, but this has to be one of the best for feeling wild.Continue reading “Kid friendly walks – Snake wood”
The temperature has dropped, there’s plenty of rain about, so that means one thing – Mushrooms! It’s been a while since I posted on this and now I’m starting my 3rd season collecting mushrooms on my own I thought it was worth a revisit.Continue reading “Mushroom hunting pt2”
I’ve always enjoyed the process of growing or collecting my own food, whether that’s tomatoes, apples, other vegetables or even rabbits from the garden, but one thing I’d never explored was mushroom picking. It’s always seemed complex, risky and something people always have horror stories about. However in recent years we’ve gone out as a family with my father in law while visiting Poland, where this is much more common to the point where at the right time of year, everyone is out at their favourite patch. During these trips I learnt that while mushrooms are complex (There are roughly 15,000 species of fungi in the UK!), it’s possible to learn while being careful what can be taken safely, but more importantly I learnt that the process/experience is just as enjoyable as the eating.
I recently managed to get out for a weekend trip to Snowdonia with a friend of mine to get in a bit of a winter hike up Snowdon and also get my first experience of trad climbing in what can only be described as typically Welsh weather!