Whether you have one baby, two toddlers or are a family of 6, like myself, The Hiking Household is here to offer you some fresh ideas to enjoy the great outdoors together.
A little about me: I am a Mum to four young children six and under and a wife to an offshore husband. I have been a stay at home mum for six years now and I have found during this time that when I am outside with my children everything seems that little bit easier, they can be as noisy and boisterous as they like! Not to mention the many health benefits that coincide with being outdoors! Lockdown has been tough on us all and now, more than ever, physical and mental well-being needs to be at the forefront of our mind. I hope that my website allows you to access, and make use of, the family friendly walks that I have provided around Cumbria and the Lake District! Please don’t be put off if you feel you aren’t much of a walker or an ‘outdoorsy’ family – most of these walks are very basic and manageable for all abilities.
Parenthood is full of ups and downs, often feeling at your highest one moment and your lowest the next. Exercise, and being outside in general, has been shown to drastically improve your health and mental well being. I hope that The Hiking Household is able to show you, and your family, that being outdoors is not only great for the children, but it also improves your mood and the quality of your family time. This is the time to get outside that little bit more, if the last 12 months has shown us anything it is that local, outdoor exercise is not only crucial, but advised!
Follow my family and I on instagram @thehikinghousehold to see first hand the adventures that we get up to. Most recently we have begun our Wainwright journey with all four of my children having completed eleven Wainwrights in the last few months. The walks that we showcase are fun, shorter in length and little leg accessible! If we can get out, so can you 🙂
We look forward to having you join our fun and hope that you are able to make use of the website and find some local walks to enjoy. The website pinpoints the walks starting points on a map, there is also a key showing if the walk is pram accessible, if there are toilets, a car park, refreshments on site and more!