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gareth_alexander

Dad of two boys, one beaver, one cub. A cub leader myself and married to a beautiful woman who tries to fill our boys lives with adventure every day.

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The Alexander Family are first to complete the Edinburgh 3 Peaks Hiking Challenge!

  1. That’s fantastic 😀
    Looks like Kaimes Hill was the worst of the three.

    9:24 am on April 3, 2017
  2. Yeah, I don’t think, we’ll be rushing back to that hill. Although, Dalmahoy Hill, which was right beside it, looked like it might have been an better hill to climb. It would have had the same starting point and had we chosen that one, we probably wouldn’t have been tempted into the landfill site first and the top looked easier to recognise as it looked as though there was a trig point on it, also its sheer cliff edge was only on one side, not on both sides like on Kaimes Hill.

    Our learning points were; its never too late to change route if you don’t like how things are going and there is no point in persevering if the conditions make the walk too unpleasant.

    The views from the other two hills more than made up for it though, and the kids got a kick out of the challenge.

    12:03 pm on April 3, 2017

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Family Activity Log: 3 miles - Capelaw Hill

Capelaw Hill

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Craighall Den circular walk, by the Alexander Family

The secret bunker and Craighall Den circular, Ceres We had to risk assess the Secret Bunker for an upcoming Scout overnight there, so we headed up there early to have a look around. The caretaker was a lovely guy and made the whole sound very exciting. Would love to go back when it was actually open to enjoy the place in full swing, and am now really looking forward to the chance to sleep in the old bunks with the Scouts. After leaving there, we scouted St Andrews for some more entertainment for the following day of the Scout camp, but then managed to squeeze in a walk while we were out as well. We've been using walkhighlands for a while now to plan our jaunts and think its a brilliant resource to find suitable routes for the kids. All the details of the walk are here: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fife-stirling/ceres.shtml A very busy day and in total my wifes new fitbit said we covered 10km in total. A really foggy day, but good to be out and about again.
  1. Looks good.
    Is this the secret bunker? http://www.secretbunker.co.uk
    The sleepover should be great there.

    7:04 pm on January 7, 2017
  2. Hey Gav,

    Yes, that’s the secret bunker, it’s labelled as Scotland’s best kept secret, but judging by the amount of signposts on the way there, they’re not going to be keeping it secret much longer.

    It’s a beautiful part of the world and well worth a visit, if you ever need a destination to get away to.

    Apparently there is another secret bunker, literally across the road from our house in Edinburgh that will be opening in 2019, so that’ll be even easier to get to.

    5:01 pm on January 8, 2017

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Alexander Family Activity

The Cammo Estate walk, by the Alexander Family

We went to a local country park, Cammo Estate. The muddy, earthy footpaths were a great way to dust off the cobwebs after sitting around too long over the festive period. The kids were allowed to check for Pokemon periodically and the fact that many of the ruins were pokestops kept them from losing interest in keeping the progress going. We had a few stops on the way for a game of find the Pine tree in the Pinetum and a game of Hide and Seek/Tig around the Ruins of Cammo House and the boys especially enjoyed finding a way to sneak into Cammo Tower even though the door was locked, shhh! Don't tell anyone!
  1. Looks like a great place to explore.

    7:45 pm on January 3, 2017

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Mountain Bike Trails at Beecraigs Country Park, by the Alexander Family

Mountain Bike Trails at Beecraigs Country Park. We went round the forest trail and had a go on the not long opened MTB Skills Loop.

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Gypsy Brae bike track, by the Alexander Family

Traveled along the riverside to find a MTB track that is local to us. Found the Gypsy Brae bike track which is short but good fun for the kids.

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Logged Activity: 21/05/2016 - 9 miles

Cockburn Law and Edin’s Hall broch

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