Everything but the plane – the backpacker’s guide to getting around by train, bus, bike and boat

How to travel without flying: a guide to backpacking overland Bags packed, ready to hit the road on an epic adventure? Resist the urge to…

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Travellers’ guide to Chiloé, Chile

If ever there were islands that seem lifted straight from a story book, it’s the curious archipelago of Chiloé. Perhaps it’s the journey to reach…

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Ten outdoors challenges for 2020

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…

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Places to Stay: Brownber Hall, Yorkshire Dales

In need of an escape to the country? Set your sights on the deliciously cosy Brownber Hall, the perfect base for stomping around the Yorkshire…

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What it’s like to surf The Wave, Bristol’s artificial surf wave

The Wave Bristol Review Who says you need the sea to surf? Meet The Wave, Bristol’s newly opened artificial surf lake with waves on tap.…

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How to work out and keep fit at work

How to keep fit at work and during the working week Even if you love the addictive buzz of keeping fit, working out regularly an…

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The outdoors and travel Christmas gift guide 2019

Glad tidings, my friends! Once again, my outdoors Christmas gift guide is here to help you find the perfect present for the luckiest explorers in…

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How To Travel Alone: ten easy tips for solo travellers

My top tips for solo travellers: how to stay safe and happy when travelling alone Book your first hotelI always book a safe, well-reviewed hotel…

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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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