Get active on Aruba, the Caribbean ‘One happy island’ that is far more adventurous than its paradisical beaches and chilled-out vibe might make it seem. ‘One happy island’ is more than just how the Aruban tourist board defines their welcoming…

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Loving the lazy days of summer? Might I politely suggest that winning a bottle of my favourite Rock Rose gin might make your plans to picnic on beaches and lounge by rivers all through this heatwave even better? There’s nothing…

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Last month I headed for the hills of Helvellyn in the Lake District to help celebrate the spirit of The Royal Mint‘s brand new Britannia collection of coins. FINDING THE SPIRIT OF BRITANNIA A few weeks ago the amazing filming…

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Conjure up the perfect English cottage and it might look rather like the Old Dairy House, one of Original Cottages’ gorgeous places to stay. A stay at the Old Dairy House, Arne A few months ago a gaggle of friends and…

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I popped in to the brand new GO Outdoors Cribbs Causeway store for an explore and to hunt out some new camping kit. GO Outdoors is one of my favourite one-stop shops for outdoor essentials at pocket-friendly prices, so I…

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I may be obsessed with time spent in the great outdoors but the reality is that I spend most of my days living and working in a city, so Victorinox challenged me to share my favourite urban sanctuaries. These are…

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Dreaming of sleeping solo under the stars but not sure if you’re brave enough to wild camp alone? I feel you! Here are my thoughts on gaining the confidence to give wild camping for one a try. How to be…

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Meet my all-time favourite backpacking tent, the MSR Hubba Hubba two-man tent, £300. I’ve had a few people comment on the sudden explosion of photos of my shiny new tent on Instagram, and it’s true that my Hubba Hubba has…

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Last week I ticked a big one off my adventurous bucket list – sleeping solo in a bothy in the Scottish mountains. Bothies, in case you haven’t come across these lovely things, are small mountain refuges dotted amongst Britain’s wildest…

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Win a copy of The Girl Outdoors I still can’t believe I wrote a book! Publishing The Girl Outdoors has been one of the best things ever to happen to me, mainly because of how wonderful it has been to…

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Ready to get high? A high-altitude mountain trek makes for the ultimate adventurous challenge. Multi-day hill hikes can be physically tough, but they always come with an amazing reward for your efforts – the pure joy of reaching a summit…

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Morning sunshine! Getting ready for a spring and summer of little adventures? Pack the best new camping kit in my favourite new rucksack, get on my new go-to bike and go exploring. COVETABLE KIT Trakke Assynt 17 rucksack, £175 Ooh,…

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I think it’s finally safe to say it – spring is here! Time to emerge from hibernation and start planning a summer of outdoor adventures. There’s no need to hop on a plane to go somewhere wild and wonderful –…

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INTRODUCING THE GIRL OUTDOORS I wrote a book! I’m so happy to show you The Girl Outdoors, out now on Amazon and in bookshops. It’s published by Bloomsbury Publishing UK and is available to order in paperback and digital forms. The…

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Just in time for International Women’s Day,here’s my interview with inspiring adventurer Elise Wortley, who is following in the footsteps of legendary female explorer Alexandra David-Neél in the Indian Himalayas with an all-female team. Meet Elise Wortley. She’s very likely…

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It was the coldest day of winter and I had decided that meant the perfect time to go for my first solo surf. I psyched myself into pulling on my cold, damp wetsuit, chucked my board in the boot of…

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I’ve been fine-tuning my favourite campfire recipes on the wonderful Frontier stove from Anevay – this portable wood-fired beauty means you can cook up one-pot wonders anywhere you roam. Four favourite one-pot camping recipes Camp Pancakes, makes 10 No more…

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Thinking of booking a last-minute escape to the snow? I loved laid-back, charming Le Grand-Bornand in the French Alps. And don’t be fooled by its quaint beauty, this ski village is also home to plenty of adrenaline-fuelled winter adventures.

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How to feels to go cliff camping: spending the night on a portaledge Ever heard of cliff camping? It’s no gentle night under canvas – sleeping suspended on a cliff edge on a tiny, portable platform called a portaledge is…

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Ever wanted to get into travel writing or outdoor blogging? I did a little interview with the talented Jess of Shimnix Films about making your name in the world of adventure journalism. Any more questions you’d like answered, just let…

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Ever fancied becoming a travel writer? I’m running a workshop in Bristol on March 6th for budding outdoor adventure journalists and bloggers keen to use their writing skills to get published in newspapers, magazines and books. Ever wanted to flex…

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Fancy some shiny new stuff for spring? I’ve acquired a lot of gear in my kit cupboard over the past few years, so I’ve decided to make a selection of the best bits into an amazing outdoors goody bag to…

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I started 2018 in proper outdoors fashion by taking on Berghaus’ #Berghausfirstfoot challenge – 10,000 steps (5 miles) of hiking on the first day of the year, followed by my traditional New Year’s Day swim.

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Wondering what to wear on your feet in the dark bitter days of winter? I’ve been out in rain and snow testing out Sorel’s Cozy Joan snow boots, £129.99 from Ellis Brigham. Cosy by both name and nature, they’re an…

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Busy planning outdoor adventures for spring? How about a gorgeous five man tent to fit all your mates in? I’m giving away a fantastic Outwell Lawndale tent worth £299 from Outdoor World Direct in my snazzy new competition.

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This easy to follow walk (it also makes a great trail run) takes in one of my favourite stretches of the Cornish coast path and includes all the Cornish classics – beautiful old mine shafts, wild flowers, deep blue ocean…

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I don’t massively subscribe to the ‘new year, new you’ bollocks that gets bandied about every January but I do believe in setting myself a few rewarding resolutions to help me get outdoors. These ten easy challenges are brilliant ways…

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My latest review is of a wear-anywhere light jacket from one of my favourite brands – Fjallraven’s Räven jacket from Taunton Leisure, £99. First designed in the 1970s, this classic is still going strong.

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Is your winter wardrobe missing a great padded mid-layer? Montane’s Phoenix, £140, might be the answer – this versatile and adventure-ready jacket is comfortable, water-resistant and seriously warm.

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