Let’s Get Wild

Everything is about to get a little bit wild.  It’s June, I can’t quite believe it, but it is.  What does June bring?  A whole new challenge…

Image of hands making a heart shape with a tree in the middle. Text says 30 Days Wild - All our lives are better when they're a bit wild

Brought to you by The Wildlife Trust, we are embarking on 30 Days Wild.  A chance to get outdoors and explore the wild. Every day in June the Robot and I will be doing something a little bit wild. We may even drag others in along the way!

Having only just found the challenge 3 days ago from Craft Invaders it’s been all action stations.  We’ve been brainstorming and scribbling down our ideas, and boy do we have some good ones!  Just watch this space!

30 days, every day? I can’t promise to write a blog everyday but I’ll be tweeting or posting on Instagram the things we are doing each day.  You can follow everyone taking part with #30DaysWild.

Not all my wild activities are Robot friendly. He is only 11 months old after all.  I do try to include him with everything I do but this challenge allows me to be a little self-indulgent and go a bit wild just for me!!

Find out more at wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild

30 Days Wild Day 1

Day One of 30 Days Wild

My Guide to a Countryside Walk

The Robot has been on many walks in his short life.  We are now old hands at getting out at a moments notice.  What do you need to take with you?

A baby carrier

Be it a rucksack carrier or a baby wrap.  If we take the wrap we use a rucksack on the back.

A grab nappy bag

This is an essential for me, we use a drawstring bag with all the nappy essentials. A few nappys, wet wipes, small change mat, nappy bags, a vest, trousers and socks.  This is normally set ready to go, we can chuck it in the rucksack knowing we have enough for a bum change while we’re out.

Spare clothes

Warmer weather means we set off in T-Shirts. We live in England, the weather can change! Pack a jumper for all and waterproofs if forecasted showers. Don’t want to get cold!

Food & Drink

WATER that’s essential.  As for food, it depends on how long you are going out for.  Over lunch? Pack a sandwich. Just a short walk?Take a snack, fruit is always good. We always take a little extra for the baby now he’s on solids.  On longer trips we take a flask of tea for us grown ups too!

On your feet

We always wear walking boots or shoes. The countryside has lots of uneven ground. Foot protection is paramount!

Sun protection

Yes I know it’s England, but the sun catches us out. Sun cream and sun hats are a must.

Entertainment

Eh? I hear you ask. A little notepad and pen to jot down or draw findings is a great idea. This could be a phone too.  This links in with your camera!!  I use my phone as both!

A map

The UK has such a large network of footpaths.  We like to explore them. Ordinance Survey maps are the best for this. We use the orange explorer maps.

This is the basics that we take out for a local countryside walk.

When out on your walk follow the countryside code

  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Respect other people
  • Protect the natural environment (no litter please)
  • Keep dogs under control
  • Enjoy the outdoors – plan ahead and be prepared

Enjoy

Take photos! Here are a few from my latest countryside walk especially for day 1 of the challenge.

 

Woodland growing on limestone mossy ground all round

Robot is sat in his carrier on daddys back. He's wearing an orange tshirt and a blue hat!

The little ducklings are turning into grown ups!

Robot sat in the grass reading a map
Have you got any more tips for a countryside walk?  Do share them with us.

 


Are you on Instagram? Throughout June I will be posting on a Wednesday to #wildflowerwednesday as well as #30DaysWild.  Why not Join me on a Wednesday (that’s today).  Let’s flood Instagram with wild flowers!!


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  1. I love this! What a great incentive to get out exploring. We love family walks in the forest and on the beach. My hubby and I have just invested in a thermus and it will be coming on all our walks from now on. Great list of essentials xx #whatevertheweather

  2. It’s a great challenge. If I was expecting my second child this moth we would be taking part too. Such a great idea to have a nappy changing grab bag ready and waiting. I will have to remember that one.

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