#UKexplore in July

The Ordinary Lovely: #UKexplore

It has been yet another brilliant month for #UKexplore with so many of you joining in and sharing your days out and adventures. And with the summer holidays upon us, the hashtag is a fantastic source of inspiration for anyone looking for ideas regarding where to go and what to do. My 'must visit' list is currently longer than the amount of days which the boys have off school but there's always October half term!

For those of you who are not sure what I'm talking (or writing) about, #UKexplore is an Instagram community for sharing your favourite places in the UK and your outdoor adventures. 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 call 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.

Every month, both Karen (from Mini Travellers) and I will feature our favourite images on our blogs and we'll also select one winner each to receive a National Trust Family Day Pass. Nice, right? #UKexplore will run from the 1st to the last day of the month and anyone can join in and be in with a chance to win.

So, which images caught my eye in July? Well, here are a few of my favourites ...

Top L-R:  @northeastfamilyfun ,  @theoutdoorsymum , @lazydaisyjones Middle L-R:  @laura_babykicks ,  @nellheshram , @charliemoos Bottom L-R:  @tinboxtraveller ,  @newyoungmum , @suzannemass

Top L-R: @northeastfamilyfun, @theoutdoorsymum, @lazydaisyjones
Middle L-R: @laura_babykicks, @nellheshram, @charliemoos
Bottom L-R: @tinboxtraveller, @newyoungmum, @suzannemass

But my winner of a National Trust Family Day Pass is @iamalisonperry with this stunning photo of the helter skelter at Camp Bestival. I adore the red and white against the blue sky. Thanks for joining in with #UKexplore, Alison!

The Ordinary Lovely: #UKexplore

We're really looking forward to seeing all of your photos in August and a huge thanks to the National Trust for sponsoring #UKexplore with much appreciated day passes to their fantastic properties.

Now, why not head over to Mini Travellers to see who Karen has chosen as her July winner.

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.