Our first mini-hike

When I had my children first, despite not being the world’s greatest enthuser about exercise I looked forward to the day when they would be old enough for us to go out as a family and do active things. Today was one of the first times that we have done an activity purely exercise based. We had our first family hike.

 OK, so it wasn’t a full day ramble taking ten hours and covering thirty miles, but we enjoyed it and I think the boys will definitely be willing to do some more. We took a picnic and went on a bus into Cardiff.

 From there we walked through Bute Park to pick up the Taff Trail near to Sophia Gardens. We walked along the Trail all the way to Llandaff North and then crossed over to Whitchurch to get a bus back into town. And this was all under their own steam. Not at any point did we have to carry either of the boys or even their rucksacks that they took to carry their own lunches. I’m so proud of them! I reckon that they must have walked a good four miles, plus all the extra walking around the centre of Cardiff once we had returned on the bus.

We’re thinking of heading up the Wye Valley, or maybe over to Mumbles for the next walk we will do, and hope to do more of these through the summer.

The reason that we went for a long walk today is that my boys have both decided to take part in Cancer Research UK Relay For Life Cardiff in August, and like my idea of doing a sponsored walk to raise money for it, so they’re in training!

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