“But what happens when it’s raining? How do you get them to walk then?” Once I’ve described how, with a bit of determination and imagination, it’s perfectly possible to get the children to go for that walk, there’s usually an immediate follow-on question about how to achieve this in wet weather. The answer is ‘More of the same!’
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The wet weather this Bank Holiday weekend has made me think about other walks we have enjoyed in spite of torrential rain. One of these walks was along the Keswick Railway Path – which runs for four miles along what was part of the route of the Keswick-to-Penrith railway.
There is a spot near us on the North Wessex Downs where the wind whips across the top of the hills, sending trees swaying and children bent over as they battle against it to reach the top. It's also the site of Combe Gibbet, erected in 1676 to hang the murderous lovers George Broomham and Dorothy Newman. The one that stands today is a replica, but it's a grisly reminder of the past.
A few weeks ago we managed to cross another more or less local 'need-to-do-one-day' destination off our list - the Bone Caves, near Inchnadamph.