Climbing huge hills is an essential part of being a child. The sense of satisfaction when it’s completed is fab. The hill we chose this time was Parbold Hill in Lancashire, it is a fab hill but any hill will do!
Before we could climb this huge hill we had to walk down to the bottom of it. Starting from the lookout point at Parbold Hill viewpoint take the footpath to the left hand of the sign and follow it all the way down to the Leeds – Liverpool canal and onwards to the River Douglas. This is a lovely location for a picnic or to just explore and see what nature has to offer. It is a steep walk and not accessible with prams, if you are taking young children they need to be in a baby carrier or able to walk down themselves. Huge hills are a brilliant way to get the kids exercising and a great outdoor kids activity.
What you need:
- walking shoes, trainers or wellies
- a big hill to walk up & down
- lots of energy.
What you do:
- Walk up & down hill, look at the scenery and talk.
- Don’t complain about mud, dirt or rain.
- Chill out.
We are loving working our way through 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 3/4 if you are not already taking part then head over the National Trust website and find out what it’s all about. All kids should be free range kids!