The Family Adventure Guide

The Family Adventure Guide

by Sim Benson, Jen Benson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909881877
Publisher: National Trust, Aylesbury
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Sim and Jen Benson are spending a year living in a tent with their two children, traveling all around the UK’s national parks. They are writing a blog (awildyear.co.uk) and have previously published a book on wild running.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Starting out: Easy adventures for everyone

1 Follow a waymarked trail 18

2 Explore a rock pool 22

3 Go foraging 26

4 Go on a night walk 30

5 Wildlife safari: parks and gardens 34

6 Wildlife safari: woodland and forest 40

7 Wildlife safari: lakes and ponds 46

8 Hunt for fossils 52

9 A winter beach adventure 56

10 Celebrate a festival 60

11 Take a boat trip 64

12 A barefoot adventure 68

13 Circumnavigate a lake 72

14 A wild weather adventure 76

15 Watch the sunrise 80

16 A literary adventure 84

17 Go glamping! 88

Section 2 The next step: Bigger challenges for up and coming adventurers

18 Explore a castle 94

19 Help out on the farm 98

20 Make a raft and sail it 102

21 Complete a Parkrun 106

22 Explore a cave 108

23 Make a home for a creature 112

24 Create an adventure journal 114

25 Go tree climbing 116

26 Explore a film set 120

27 Go sledging 124

28 Fly a kite 128

29 Walk in a stream 132

30 Climb to the top of a tower 136

31 Travel back in time 138

32 Be a volunteer 142

33 Go on a bat walk 146

34 Go camping 150

Section 3 A step further: Great adventures in wild places

35 An island adventure 156

36 Track a wild animal 160

37 Climb a mountain 164

38 Wilderness survival and bushcraft 168

39 Go bouldering 172

40 Camp in the wild 176

41 Paddle your own canoe 180

42 Ride a mountain bike trail 184

43 Explore a waterfall 188

44 Go wild swimming 192

45 Go orienteering 196

46 Sleep in a bothy 200

Section 4 Giant leaps: Extreme challenges for the brave and bold

47 Go ghyll scrambling and coasteerinq 206

48 A sea kayaking adventure 210

49 Rock climbing and abseiling 214

50 Surf's up! 218

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