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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Video: six fantastic outdoor adventures in Finland

Ah, Finland! Land of 190,000 lakes, endless empty forests, the occasional moose and really nice cinnamon buns. I made a video of my favourite little adventures from my last trip to this Nordic wonder, and rounded up six of the…

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Review: Deuter Futura Vario hiking rucksack

Deuter Futura Vario review: Strap this beauty to your back and you’ll immediately look like someone off on very big adventures. Here’s my review of Deuter’s Futura Vario 45+10l rucksack, £155. Could it be the Goldilocks size of trekking bags?…

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How to: Cook five scrumptious eats on the campfire

It’s time for chilly autumn evenings! And cuddly knitted jumpers and leaves the colour of sunsets and crackly campfires and all the other lovely things that make poor old unappreciated autumn my favourite season. Celebrate by wandering into the woods…

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The great big outdoorsy Christmas gift guide 2016

Hello hello festive friends! It’s that very exciting time of year when I share the loveliest outward-bound gifts in the land with you, just in time for Christmas. Find the perfect present for surfers, sailors, cyclists, explorers, wild camper wannabes…

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Climbing packing guide: what’s in my climbing rucksack?

Newbie in the world of sport climbing? I pretty much still am too, and all the gear I took with me to the crags of Mallorca makes the perfect starter pack if you’re a beginner after decent kit to get…

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