I always carry a group shelter if we are somewhere remote or exposed to the weather. In winter, this means I sometimes take a shelter on what might be considered benign adventures. Usually, the shelter isn’t needed and, although it doesn’t weigh much, a niggling feeling of carrying unnecessary kit begins to take hold. But every now and then, something happens that proves just how useful a group shelter can be…
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We had a thoroughly enjoyable time in Abergavenny at TotStock 2015, organised by the good people at Wild Tots children’s outdoor group.
The Davies family headed to Gloucestershire at the weekend as Colette was doing some green woodworking and willow weaving. We dropped her off and then headed out to explore the locality.
Another thing we decided to do on our trip to the Wye Valley was to go to Puzzlewood, a maze of pathways set in ancient woodland and among moss-covered rocks in the Forest of Dean.
Saturday saw us attending the under-advertised BioBlitz, down on the River Monnow. Less than 500m from out house, this was a great opportunity to get the little ones looking at local wildlife.
Last year we considered doing this but decided Lyra was too young to attempt the paddling part, so we camped and didn't join the canoeing group; this year we decided to go with it. Co-ordinated by our friends Jo and Windy from WyeMTB, a group of families got together again for the trip.
We have been meaning to go to the Blue Lagoon Festival in St David’s for a few years now, we used to live in the valleys and got to know a load of people in Cardiff who set up a collective to organise the fest; this year we finally made the trip.