The outdoorsy girl’s guide to the Forest of Dean

Have you explored the Forest of Dean? England’s oldest oak forest is a place where kings once hunted, where wild boar with a semi-mythical status now roam and where maze-like mossy woodlands straight out of Tolkien rub shoulders with smart…

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Stand-up paddleboarding in Snowdonia

Taking to the water in the shadow of Snowdon with Psyched Paddleboarding and The Enjoyable Rut for a little SUP adventure.

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Places to stay: The Tudor Farmhouse Hotel

An age-old farmhouse, thoughtfully redesigned as a cosy hotel, buried in the heart of the magical Forest of Dean. And there are chickens. I loved the Tudor Farmhouse, a welcoming retreat in the village of Clearwell. It’s not surprising that…

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Places to stay: going off-grid at Mrs Higgs Lodge

Mrs Higgs Lodge Review: leave technology behind and escape to an off-grid cottage for a digital detox in deepest, darkest Herefordshire at the charming Mrs Higgs Lodge. Read my review for BBC Countryfile Magazine. Mrs Higgs Lodge Review We use…

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Sponsored video: Malmö honours its growing food scene

In a new series of videos the charming city of Malmö in Sweden is celebrating its foodie culture and focusing on three of its hippest spots, starting with the world-famous Saltimporten Canteen.

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A visit to the magical Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

Travel snaps and special spots from one of my favourite ever places – the Isles of Scilly, which Jake Little and I explored in proper Famous Five style. Just don’t call them the Scilly Isles, or the locals will know…

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Review: Finisterre Litus waterproof jacket

If Little Red Riding Hood were wandering through rainy forests today I reckon she’d wear Finisterre’s beautifully made Litus jacket, £150.

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The badass women of the cycling world

Sponsored post In the wake of International Women’s Day, there is no better time to take a look back at the women who have spearheaded the female charge in cycling. The progression of this list is testament to how much…

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On fear, and how to conquer it

Some thoughts on the crippling power of fear, and how that mean little gremlin of a feeling can be overcome in the search for confidence and adventure. On fear, and how to conquer itThere are two different kinds of fear.…

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Places to stay: Chapel House, Penzance review

Need a dose of sea and serious calm? Head to Chapel House, a light-filled sanctuary in pretty Penzance that feels more stylish home from home than stuffy hotel. This lovely place to stay is the perfect base for hunting out…

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The girl’s guide to skiing and playing in Laax, Switzerland

Party animals, unite. A mecca for snowboarders, a playground for skiers and home to a weird and wonderful apres scene – Laax should be your next winter destination.

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The surfer’s bucket list: 8 must-surf spots

Forget ticking off the biggest or the gnarliest breaks in the world – these to-die-for surf spots are as beautiful as they are unusual. I picked eight surf spots to put on your bucket list for Sports Cover Direct, from…

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Weekend adventures for under £50 for Red Bull

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well,” noted travel writer Eugene Fodor. Wise words. Get more bang for your buck with one of the brilliant weekend adventures across Britain I’ve chosen for RedBull Adventure – they all cost…

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My spring/summer surf guide

My favourite spring surf kit, the best British beaches to learn to catch waves on and where to escape to on an exotic surfari this summer. Salty hair, don’t care!

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Female explorers – the ultimate reading list

What are you reading this summer? Find inspiration for your next adventure with Kora‘s list of biographies and memoirs penned by trailblazing female explorers, athletes, journalists and outdoor enthusiasts. Right on, sisters.

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Taking to the pistes of Hochsolden, Austria with Crystal Ski

Come over all James Bond with a trip to Hochsolden, a relaxed, ski-in, ski-out hamlet high above the hubbub of Solden in the Austrian Alps. I stayed at Crystal Ski’s Hotel Hochsolden and headed out to hit the pistes.

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