Wild camping in Snowdonia and scrambling up Crib Goch

I’m trying to film more of my adventures this year, and while it’s hard to lug my D-SLR along on a bike packing trip or a gallop on horseback, I hope these iPhone video snaps make for a nice taste…

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10 best hiking boots for women for The Independent

Picking a new pair of hiking boots can be a complicated endeavour. There’s a lot of choice out there, as well as a lot of jargon, so if you’re on the hunt for one pair of trusty boots it’s worth…

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First family camping trips

Take the first steps to setting up camp with kids with my guide to keeping small adventurers happy and fed in the great outdoors. And if you’re after somewhere special, pack up the car and head for one of my…

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COMPETITION: Win a pair of Keen Terradora boots

Win a gorgeous pair of Keen’s new Terradora boots, £109.99. Waterproof, comfy and designed specifically for women, they’ll be your perfect parter for a year of outdoor adventures.

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Fantastic fitness kit for winter training

If you’re lacking motivation to get out and exercise in the cold and rain, I hear you – I’m currently mainlining chocolate digestives and watching another storm approaching on the horizon. However help is to hand! Try togging yourself up…

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Interview: Cal Major of Paddle Against Plastic

Meet awesome eco warrior Cal Major, a lady on a mission to save our seas. She’s the founder of Paddle Against Plastic, aiming to inspire others to care for the environment through adventure, and recently paddle boarded the length of…

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Ten easy switches to limit single use plastic

The awesome Cal Major, founder of of Paddle Against Plastic, shares ten ways you can cut down on single use plastic in every day life. Change up your lifestyle with these tweaks to do a little bit more to save…

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On joy and the great outdoors

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what makes me happy. Perhaps the dark nights and garbage weather have got me down – as I write this, fat drops of rain are spitting angrily against my window, the outside world…

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A walk to Blue Lake, Snowdonia

Exploring a beautiful and slightly eerie old quarry pool hidden in a pocket of southern Snowdonia, complete with secret Hobbit tunnels and incredible views over Cardigan Bay.

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Places to stay: Five cosy winter escapes in Britain

Winter is coming, but just because there’s a nip in the air doesn’t mean you should hibernate under a duvet. Get out and explore the great outdoors in my favourite winter spots, from a Cornish fishing village to lost forests…

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Hiking in the Scottish highlands

A two-day hike through glorious sunshine, driving rain and many a midge cloud in the stunning highlands of Glen Affric.

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Learn a new skill in 2017

What’s your new years resolution for 2017? Why not learn a brand new skill in the great outdoors? I’ve chosen ten brilliant courses which combine tutorship in everything from river swimming to flint knapping with a stay in the prettiest…

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My favourite winter mountain biking kit

If one of your 2017 resolutions is to get on the trails on your mountain bike no matter what the weather, this lovely lot of warm and hardy kit will go the distance with you.

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Happy 2017!

Here’s to a 2017 full of travel in magical places, hiking to wild spaces and camping with good mates.

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COMPETITION: Win a pair of Hi-Tec hiking boots

Win a snuggly pair of Hi-Tec’s Kono Espresso boot, £79.99. Versatile and cosy, these babies were made with winter in mind.

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How to: conquer the winter blues

It’s cold and miserable outside. It’s dark by the time you get home. You ate a whole herd of Lindt chocolate reindeers over the Christmas break. I feel your pain, but I also have five ways to help you get…

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