Sunday, 1 April 2012
It was based on a report by Stephen Moss, a naturalist and broadcaster working for the Trust, who had compiled a report calling on parents and particularly grandparents to pass on their experience of the outdoors – before the traditional childhood is relegated to the history books.
The National Trust has now published its list of '50 things to do before you're 11¾'.
So these are the things that old men who are granddads can help their grand kids to do :
So Old Men of Britain get ready to teach those grand kids by example. Have a bit of practise and following the National Trust advice, get yourself :
1. Up a tree
* Make sure there is nothing under the tree which could hurt you in the event of a fall
* Don't climb on windy or wet day
15. On a sledge
* Make sure there is nothing around to run over, into or fall off
19. On a rope
42 . In wild water
43. On a raft
* Keep cuts and wounds covered with waterproof plasters
48. Down a rock face
And while you're at it, why not throw in 'skydiving' at 51 ?