A Family Break at YHA Ilam Hall – picnicking, paddling and peddling in the Peaks

Right back at the beginning of the year, I decided to plan to try and work towards taking our bikes a bit further afield for some longer rides. I looked into areas with lots of recommended family cycling routes and searched for accommodation close by. As long term members of the YHA we have explored … Continue reading A Family Break at YHA Ilam Hall – picnicking, paddling and peddling in the Peaks

Peddling in the Peak District – the Manifold Trail

The Manifold Trail is a family friendly cycle route that follows the route of an old railway. Named in The Guardian's 'Britain's Best Bike Rides' it is mostly level, well surfaced an almost entirely traffic free. There are car parks at both ends of the trail (Waterhouses and Hulme End), with other additional joining points … Continue reading Peddling in the Peak District – the Manifold Trail

The Wall in the Hall at Old Heathcote School Community Centre, Tiverton.

We first visited this excellent climbing centre when we took part in the 5x50 Challenge a couple of years ago, and we had a brilliant family tuition session with the wall and instructor to ourselves. This holiday, there was a special promotion running for children to climb for £2.50, so we booked the children and … Continue reading The Wall in the Hall at Old Heathcote School Community Centre, Tiverton.