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#UKexplore – November 2016

#UKexplore – November 2016

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I have been in Paris this week at a conference called Le Spot de Efluent. I’ve been wined and dined and entertained all in the name of this wonderful world of blogging.  I’ve loved three days just being me, but it has been wonderful to come back to my girls and it was such fun to take them to see Disney on Ice on Wednesday.

This last month we have celebrated Bonfire Night with a big street party, I’ve been back to Leeds where I was at university to meet up with the girls (twenty years on) and we have had friends up to stay and been out for some lovely walks.


#UKexplore November

I tag all my UK days out photographs #UKexplore on Instagram and if you aren’t following me over there I’d love you to do so!

It was a beautiful walk home this afternoon #ukexplore #wirral

A photo posted by Karen Beddow (@mini_travellers) on

#UKexplore continues to grow rapidly (Over 7000 photos now!) and both Rachel and I love scrolling through the hashtag to see what you’ve all been up to.  Just in case you aren’t aware what #UKexplore is, it is our Instagram community that we have invited you all to join in with and share your favourite places across the UK and your outdoor adventures. To join in it doesn’t have to be a photograph one of the 534 National Trust properties (although we do think they are amazing); we want to see your ‘off the beaten track’ spots, too. It could be the most marvellous of meadows, the perfect place for a picnic, the loveliest lake for skimming stones, or rambling routes for running along. Wherever and whenever you’re out exploring, simply take a snap and upload it to Instagram so we can all share in your adventures and explore the UK with you. All we ask is that you use the #UKexplore hashtag so we can find you. You don’t have to be a blogger, anyone can join in and be in with a chance to win. So without further ado, who have I chosen this month….

Some of my favourites from November are:

Mummy Travels Audrey Apple 77 Woodlight Adventures

Life at Cooks Cabin Extraordinary Chaos Jessarose

TMKUK Wellies on the school run  Charly Dove

#UKexplore November


(Do click on their links if you would like to follow them on Instagram)

But this month’s winner of the Day’s Family Pass to a National Trust property of their choice is Organised Jo with this fabulous shot of Paignton Pier, it’s a wonderful photo!

Why not head over to Rachel’s page The Ordinary Lovely, to see her favourites too.

We would love you to join in next month with #UKexplore, simply tag your photos on Instagram with #UKexplore to be in with a chance of winning National Trust Day passes.  Huge thanks to the National Trust for providing the prizes this month and to everyone for joining in.

Terms & Conditions

1. Please only submit (on Instagram) your own photos.
2. Add the #UKexplore hashtag.
3. The challenge runs from 00.00 on the first of the month to 23.59 on the last day of the month.
4. Only photographs uploaded during those times are eligible for that month’s competition.
5. Winners will be announced on Mini Travellers and The Ordinary Lovely on the second day of the following month and will be notified on Instagram.
6. Winners have 28 days to provide their address in order to receive their National Trust Family Admission Day Pass (exclusions apply and can be made available upon request). The pass can be used by up to 1 adult and 3 children, or up to 2 adults and 2 children for one day only. There is no cash alternative.

7. Including the #UKexplore hashtag indicates approval for the images to be posted on Mini Travellers and The Ordinary Lovely, and the corresponding social media channels.
8. The judges’ decision is final. 


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Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely

Saturday 3rd of December 2016

Such beautiful photos!!!

Cathy (Mummytravels)

Friday 2nd of December 2016

Thank you! How lovely to be in the list - some incredible photos as ever, have been having a look at the accounts.

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