A Cliff Top Adventure

Nine set out on an adventure along a cliff top path. A path that has a promise of fortunes at it’s end. Mr and Mrs B, Miss B, Mini B, Mr and Mrs H, Stig, Tink and Liquorice the dog. The warm winter sun puts a smile on everyone’s face and even the smallest and often quite reluctant of the group seemed excited at the prospect of a jolly good time ahead.


The journey begins with a steady pace…..


At times the way is treacherous and we have to hold on tight to avoid losing our footing in the slippy sludgy mud.


At other times we run free, tumbling down hills.


Miss B and Tink lead the pack and reach each hill brow in first place.


But the road is long, longer than expected and weariness begins to show…


So a change of direction and a path leading back to the start is taken.


A new path and …..


…..for a short time more vigor.


But then a welly becomes uncomfortable.


Legs get tired….


…and refuse to go any further.


Sustenance is required and a packet of fudge does the trick.


Strength restored it’s time to run ahead.


And as the journey ends daddy is there to say well done.


Our adventure is nearly over and our tired muddy legs reveal the extent of our fun.


And after a quick clean up we take the metal chariot to the place where fortunes can be made.

We were staying in Robin Hoods Bay and this walk was along the the cliff tops from Robin Hoods Bay to Whitby and back along the Cinder Trail.



Linked to Country Kids from Coombe Mill…..
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. catwalkcreative January 21, 2013 / 10:53 am

    Your photography is top rate Sarah. :-) Looks like you had fun, and great weather too!

  2. Victoria Welton January 21, 2013 / 1:34 pm

    What beautiful photos. It looks like the perfect family day to me :)

  3. http://thevoiceofsarahmiles.com January 21, 2013 / 3:44 pm

    Loved the way you did this – really enjoyable! I LOVE those 2p machines! We go to the ones at Hastings in the summer…the whole family desperate to win a trinket!

  4. older mum in a muddle January 21, 2013 / 5:55 pm

    Lovely post and really liked the way you told the story through some great photos. Love the new look blog BTW!!!! X.

  5. Sophie Adam January 21, 2013 / 6:20 pm

    What a lovely story. We found the “Freddo” bar helped get the smaller ones to school when we walked in the snow.

    • thepuffindiaries January 21, 2013 / 6:42 pm

      Chocolate will work wonders on all sorts of situations. x

  6. Sarah January 23, 2013 / 8:56 pm

    Lovely photos! They tell the story brilliantly.
    Love the way you manage to use pics of your kids without showing their faces. You’ve obviously got important reasons for doing that. I don’t have the same reasons, but I also try not to show my kids’ faces – which means my blog generally lacks photos!

  7. Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill) January 27, 2013 / 9:53 pm

    Love the view when you get to the coast! Your walks sound much like ours. Plenty of reluctance along the way, then they find something that captures their imagination and suddenly they are off enjoying themselves and want to do it again! Thank you for linking up to Country Kids

    • thepuffindiaries January 27, 2013 / 10:01 pm

      Yes, my youngest insists he doesn’t like going out but then loves it the most.

  8. Jaime Oliver May 8, 2013 / 10:24 am

    Sarah this is such a lovely post! we spent the weekend in Whitby and we love to visit Robins Hood Bay although we haven’t taken this path yet but will have too!

    Thanks for linking up with #activefamily x

    • thepuffindiaries May 8, 2013 / 4:15 pm

      It is a lovely walk although to far for the little ones to get all the way to Whitby. x

  9. The Loving Parent May 8, 2013 / 9:01 pm

    *gasp* how gorgeous!! Love those photos. Looks fabulous! Will definitely be doing something similar with my three sometime soon. Great to find you via #activefamily. xx

  10. Angela May 11, 2013 / 10:24 am

    Looks like an amazing place to go for a walk! Brilliant photos, love them! x

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