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My grandson Mackenzie is nearly 5, and for the past couple of years we have been going ‘exploring’. This usually involves a Saturday afternoon up on the moors behind my house where we look for marsh frogs and dragonflies (if the season and weather is right), or maybe a long walk (he can comfortably do 5 miles now).

Sometimes we will visit an old castle (there are lots around here) or maybe even go to a ruined abbey – Fountains, Jervaulx, Reivalux and Bolton are nearby. He likes to climb on the walls and explore the hidden ruins.

He has his own rucksack and map & compass and a little camera, and we take a packed lunch and just enjoy each others company for a few hours away from it all.

Yesterday we went to the seaside and we walked along the cliffs for a couple of miles.

When we come back to our house he has a chocolate milk and a biscuit or two and he sits on my knee and we tell his Nan all about our day.

Yesterday he said ‘I always want to go exploring with you, Papa’…

I nearly filled up…

On the cliff tops at Filey

On the cliff tops at Filey

On the cliff tops at Filey

On the cliff tops at Filey

On the cliff tops at Filey

On the cliff tops at Filey

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