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Alps, Run, Walk -

A great thing about having teenage kids is that you can get out for a little morning adventure and be back before they know it. Over our summer time in Chamonix we developed a bit of a habit of getting out with Basil for a walk/run up to the Rocher des Montets. It's a steep woodland walk up rewarded with fantastic views over Chamonix town one way and up to the Dru the other. Although we love to picnic, the friendly buvet does a very nice line in crumble and myrtille tart (almost justified by the walk up). After a little refreshment we would...

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Alps, Picnic, Walk -

It was a lovely, hot sunny day in Chamonix. We decided to walk up to the Chapeau, perhaps to treat ourselves to a pudding after our picnic on the way up (with our Ordnance Survey PACMAT of course). It's a very pleasant walk through the trees, in the shade a lot of the time, up from the picturesque village L'avancher. As you get closer to the Chapeau the path opens out, crossing a small waterfall stream, getting steeper until you arrive at the Chapeau. .   We were ready for some picnic pudding, but not having reserved a place, it was...

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Picnic, Tips, Walk -

Getting the kids out for a walk can be a time consuming business. We always picnic, of course. In our experience we've found it quicker to throw things in the rucksack and make the picnic when we get there. Along with Mia's top hot dog in a Thermos tip here are a few others. Find a good, compact cooler bag. We use a small rectangular one from Thermos. Keep a simple penknife in it.  - Pop a whole avocado and a teaspoon in the bag.- Endive is compact and easy to carry, delicious crunch salad.- Spice things up with some radishes. They travel...

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