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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Off-road adventures in the Vauxhall MOKKA X

A weekend of exploring on the moors and hammock camping in the woods with the shiny new Vauxhall MOKKA X SUV, a car made for outdoorsy road trips. It’s your life, go drive it.

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Review: Tatonka Storm 30l hiking backpack

Testng out Tatonka’s versatile, travel-friendly Storm hiking rucksack (£110) in the Mexican mountains.

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How to: have an epic adventure in just a few weeks

If you fancy planning your own life-changing, globe-trotting journeys but worry work will get in the way of dreaming big, try one of these seven epic expeditions I’ve picked for Red Bull Adventures, all of which take just a week…

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Places to stay: National Trust’s Combe Park Lodge, Devon

If these crazy times make you want to run away to the woods, I hear you. For a little slice of peace and quiet I’d suggest holing up at totally charming Combe Park Lodge, one of the National Trust‘s beautiful…

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Review: Jack Wolfskin MTN Storm hiking boots from Cotswold Outdoor

One question I get asked a lot is whether the perfect versatile and affordable first hiking boot exists. Could these Jack Wolfskin MTN Storm Texapore boots from Cotswold Outdoor (£90) be a contender for the title?

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How to: make homemade Christmas gifts for outdoorsy friends

Screw you, consumerist-driven, money-mad Black Friday! Avoid mental shoppers and, instead, show some love and save some dosh by making these delightful outdoorsy trinkets, the perfect Christmas presents for adventure lovers.

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Five quick and easy favourites for tastier camping meals

Just because you’re sleeping out in the wild doesn’t mean you have to live off tasteless ration packs. These five easy camping meals and ideas, from proper tasty morning porridge to a make-anywhere filling stew, will make feasting in the…

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Climbing Mallorca: Deep water solo climbing on the wild coast

In September I got a grip on the limestone of Mallorca. Read my story of a magical week free climbing on the coast above the aquamarine ocean and exploring craggy mountain valleys.   Climbing Mallorca: Deep Water Soloing In the…

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Layer up for autumn hikes with UNIQLO Heattech

Ah, autumn, a time of contemplation, colour and really confusing weather. The trick to dressing for the chill is to make like an onion and layer up, and the UNIQLO Heattech range of baselayers matched with their gorgeous flannel shirts,…

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Cult outdoor kit for Red Bull

Ever wondered what explorers and athletes have squirrelled away in their rucksacks? I picked ten classics must-haves for the Red Bull Adventure blog – they’re the first thing to chuck in your kit bag for any adventure. Cult outdoor kit: Read…

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Searching for hygge: cosy autumn style

Ever heard of hygge? It’s Danish for that untranslatable feeling of cosiness which creeps up in winter, all woolly blankets, log fires, red wine and blustering winter walks. Go searching for warm Scandinavian style in my favourite new pieces for…

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