Don’t hibernate: why you should get outdoors all winter

Don’t hibernate: Why getting outdoors in winter is so good for you Bears do it, bats do it, even bees do it – heralding the…

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Warmer Streets – donate warm clothing to help the homeless this Christmas

Donate your outdoor clothing and kit to help the homeless this Christmas All I want for Christmas is – your pre-loved outdoor kit! I’m collecting…

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Places to Stay: YHA Castleton Losehill Hall, Peak District

Welcome to the perfect base for exploring the magical Peak District. YHA Castleton Losehill Hall is a cosy, welcoming hostel on the outskirts of the…

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How to pick the best walking trousers with Fjällräven

If you’re busy planning wild rambles and epic hikes this season, you’re going to need some pretty epic walking trousers to match. I think the…

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Review: Arcteryx Proton Lt Hoody

Hiking and exploring in the versatile, weather-ready Arc’teryx Proton Lt hoody, £210. Read my Arc’teryx Proton Lt Hoody review for more on how it performs…

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Adventurous guide to the Atacama Desert, Chile

Welcome to the Atacama, one of the highest and driest deserts on earth. If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to step onto…

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Foraging walks in FitFlop’s WonderWelly wellington boots

Foraging and walking for wellness Foraging walks in any season are one of my favourite ways to get outside, and now the clocks have gone…

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How literature can inspire your travels and adventures

How inspiring travel books can change the way you travel forever When I think about the joy of reading, I remember Roald Dahl’s Matilda, and…

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Places to stay: Eco Retreats, Snowdonia, Wales

Review: Eco Retreats yurts, north Wales Feeling the need for a big dose of wild woods, big mountains, fresh air and very little else? Eco…

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Wild swimming at Hampstead Ladies’ Pond, London

The calming joy of wild swimming at Hampstead Ladies’ Pond “WOMEN ONLY. Men not allowed beyond this point” proclaimed the little gate that lead to…

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First steps – trail running for beginners

Human beings were never designed to run on tarmac. Perhaps, then, it’s natural that many runners swap pavements for wild places by taking up trail…

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Get on your bike – how cycling makes you happier

How cycling makes you happier “Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling”, wrote James E. Starrs, and I would agree. I’m not sure it’s possible to be…

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Favourite must-read travel and outdoor books

A little stuck for inspiration for your next adventure? Stuff your rucksack with these wonderful travel and outdoor books, guaranteed to make you laugh, cry…

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Review: Haglofs L.I.M waterproof jacket

Hiking, climbing and exploring in Haglof’s fantastic all-rounder, the L.I.M waterproof jacket for men and women, £220. Haglofs L.I.M jacket review Product description: “Minimalistic and…

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Green travel: how to plan eco-friendly adventures

Now that more of us than ever are travelling far and wide and transport is responsible for 22 percent of the globe’s emissions, it’s high…

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Places to stay: Soul and Surf Retreat, Sri Lanka

Leave your shoes at the door – a week of living barefoot at Soul and Surf‘s Sri Lankan retreat will calm your mind and whip…

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