Ashley Beolens

87 Flips | 8 Magazines | 1 Like | 4 Following | 7 Followers | @AshleyBeolens | Award winning photographer, writer, blogger, and Dad (not in that order). I'm usually found outside photographing wildlife or under a pile of kids.

10 Things to take Geocaching

We aren’t the best Geocaching family in the world, and we don’t do it as often as we would like, but our experience is growing in this “fun for all …

5 Top Birding Spots in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes may not seem the best urban birding location in the UK, but we have our fair share of interesting places for the birds. Sadly many have …

THE NORTH FACE Dryzzle Jacket - Review

It was that thin, almost mist like, rain that fell, the sort that gets you soaked to the bone without really feeling like it’s raining. Fortunately I …

I Did It 2500 Miles Walked

At roughly 14:30 I crossed an invisible threshold. I’d wandered the floodplain forest, and was along side the river Ouse when a buzz on my wrist …

Milton Keynes Walks - Walks in Milton Keynes

I spend lots of time on <b>Milton Keynes Walks</b>, while I walk all over the country, where possible, quite a few walks I take are in my home town of Milton …

Hiking

Leaving The Shire - I have walked to Mount Doom This year!

<b>“Not all those who wander are lost”</b><p>J. R. R. Tolkien<p>I didn’t meet a single Elf or Dwarf along the winding route; and there was certainly no fighting …

Salomon X Ultra 2 GTX Hiking Shoes (mens) - Review

Sometimes an offer comes along that is too good to resist, and it happened to me very recently when I was contacted by Millet Sports offering me the …

Reebok Yourflex Train 8.0 - Review

I’ve been hitting the pavements more this year than ever before, what do I mean, well in my goal to reach 2500 miles in 2017 I have been walking much …

Shoes

Vernal Equinox - where day equals night

From here on out the days start to be longer than the nights, yup, today is officially the first day of Spring, the vernal equinox, and you could …

Birds

Floodplain Forest to Linford Lakes Circular Walk - Milton Keynes Walking

Ouse Valley<p>Looking back along the canal to Old Wolverton<p>Iron Trunk Aqueduct<p>Once I was passed the hides I headed off along the River Ouse, still …

Hiking

Sandwich to Deal Walk

With a few days off for half term the family and I headed to the south for a grandparent visit in Kent. And what better way to spend one of those …

Milton Keynes Three Lake Walk

The plan was a walk around three lakes (or sets of lakes) that are joined by a single stream; The lakes in question are Lodge Lake, The Teardrop …

Hiking

Sparkling Frost Wintry Scenes at the Floodplain Forest

A cacophony of noise hit me as I arrived at the nature reserve, as dozens of Canada Geese took to the air, in noisy, honking, flights, leaving the …

Nature

First Geocaching of 2017

I’ve got a lot of miles to walk this year, if you’ve read my post 2017 the Year Ahead you’ll know why, but in case not I’m walking 2500 miles this …

Geocaching

Types of Geocache you can find

As a family we are big fans of the treasure hunting game Geocaching. Hunting out hidden treasures with the use of the GPS system, our mobile phones, …