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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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