A family day out at Dovedale in the sunshine…

Dovedale is so beautiful. A valley within the Peak District, owned by the National Trust – it really is something special. It holds many memories from our previous visits; we’ve climbed Thorpe Cloud as a family and the boys have during the summer holidays, we’ve crossed the stepping stones and enjoyed a blanket picnic. Miles of green grass (and mud), blue skies for as far as the eye can see and the tastiest ice cream. I can’t help but sing… ‘no valley too deep, no mountain too high’.

On Saturday 24th February we woke to blue skies and sunshine, and as a surprise and very much a spontaneous decision my boys decided that we should pack a picnic and head out to Dovedale. What a great idea. And so that is what we did and oh my goodness I am so glad that we did. I love that our little family loves to go on an adventure, which often starts and ends with our gorgeous boy.

We took a different route this trip which left me quite literally stuck in the mud and us all, well let’s just say a little muddy. Isn’t that part of the fun? It was so lovely to see Dovedale from a different viewpoint, instead we climbed Bunster Hill before heading over to Thorpe Cloud and the stepping stones.

You always know when it’s been a good day out, and that’s when our gorgeous boy asks to see his Nanny, because he wants to tell her all about our adventure – and best of all she loves to hear it and spends an hour scrolling through all 297 photos each one being fully explained by George. Family time really is the best time. The day started with hot coffee and ended with forest fruits ice cream, pretty perfect to me.

How have you been enjoying this Spring like weather we’ve been having?

I have added this post to Darren’s #MySundayPhoto over on his blog Photalife.



  1. 25th February 2018 / 7:50 am

    I am thoroughly enjoying the arrival of spring. Clearly you guys are too. How fantastic is the sunshine in your photos? Such a lovely spot. #mysundayphoto

  2. 25th February 2018 / 11:14 am

    This looks like a beautiful place to explore. I so wish the Peak District was closer to me

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

  3. 25th February 2018 / 11:25 am

    It looks so beautiful. I’m always surprised to hear there’s yet another stunning place in the peak district. I bet you could spend an entire week there and still not get bored. Hope you’ve all had a good week of half term! 🙂

  4. 25th February 2018 / 11:27 am

    I love that you guys have proper family days out. We don’t have anything like that. Just N and me

    • Life As Our Little Family
      26th February 2018 / 12:02 pm

      You don’t? I think its a must when you work full-time, obviously they aren’t always possible but as a rule Sunday’s are generally our family day with no interruption x

  5. 25th February 2018 / 10:18 pm

    Just the most gorgeous day for getting outdoors for a walk like this, beautiful colours.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      26th February 2018 / 10:06 am

      It really was, I LOVE how bright the day was and the colours at this time of year are so beautiful

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