- Environmental Education and Wildlife
- Sled Dog Racing
- Community Farms and Small Holdings
- Camper Van Adventures
- Sailing Adventures
- Shetland Islands
- Cumbria and the Lake District
- Republic of Ireland
- Northern Ireland
- South West
- South East
- Channel Islands
- East Anglia
- North West
- North East
- South Wales
- Mid Wales
- North Wales and Anglesey
- Scottish Highlands and Islands
- Mainland Scotland
Our Favourite 'Summer' Mountain
All Winter long we go to the mountains every weekend to enjoy the snow. Now that Summer is here (and the snow has mostly melted), we have a whole new set of mountains to play in.
Elm (www.elm.ch) is one of our favourite Summer mountains, as it offers a huge amount for kids of all ages, plus amazing views and cows wearing bells! I do love to see a cow wearing a bell, grazing on a mountainside.
There are lots of hiking trails to choose from, but the undoubted favourite is an easy 3 km loop with various wooden animals dotted along the path. The girls spend ages at each animal presenting them with pine cones and flowers they have gathered along the trail, and this sort of 'themed' trail is very common here in Switzerland. It certainly makes hiking with kids a lot of fun.
Elm is also a ski resort, but oddly enough we have never skied there; maybe next season.