#AdventureCalling – Outdoor Linky 64

We’re back with #AdventureCalling.  What has everyone been up to for the last two weeks?  Father Christmas did indeed manage to find some microspikes in tiny feet size, and I was very excited but unfortunately, a pretty painful back scuppered any plans for big walks.  Things a looking better now, and we have a winter tree walk – learning about tree identification – to look forward to.

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Lakeland Trails Keswick 15k – Watch Your Step!

After a grand day out on the Lakeland Trails 23k in June, I decided to keep the trail race ball rolling by booking on the Lakeland Trails Keswick event, opting for the 15k challenge.  With my base training from June’s adventures, I figured I could keep on running over summer and be ready to maybe go for a quicker time.  But the best laid plans and all that – short breaks to Whitby, a family holiday to Arran and just way too much heat (and maybe too much too eat) over summer meant I didn’t get out to train anywhere near as much as I would have liked.  I found myself in the position where I was just out to get round and enjoy the route, which is no bad position to be in.

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#AdventureCalling – Outdoor Linky 62

It’s #AdventureCalling time again already.  The last two weeks have flown by.  In amongst the Christmas shopping, parties and the big baby toy clear out, we’re still missing get out as much as we’d like to.  But it’s the last day of work for a few days and I have plans to get us outside somewhere.  Rumour has it that Father Christmas may have been able to source some microspikes for tiny adult feet too, so fingers crossed.

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Llyn y Parc – Lost in the Woods

The bustling village of Betws y Coed is surrounded by forests, so during a visit to North Wales, we decided we would explore them with the aim of reaching Llyn y Parc in the Gwydir Forest.  We left the car at the Pont-y-Pair car park (LL26 0LS) and after the usual faffing around, turned right out of the car park.  A quick stroll led us to a road on the right, at the bottom of which, the forest awaited.  As we made our way into the trees, we found ourselves on a wide track bounded by pines.

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