The pirates of Prussia Cove, Cornwall in Countryfile Magazine

In the latest issue of BBC Countryfile Magazine I explore Prussia Cove in search of the rather gentlemanly Carter brothers, notorious 18th century smugglers who used this beautiful wild place as their hideout. These days it’s perfect for a sea…

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Finding Fantastic Mr Fox in Countryfile Magazine

“On a hill above a valley there was a wood. In the wood there was a huge tree. Under the tree there was a hole. In the hole live Mr Fox and Mrs Fox and their four Small Foxes.” In…

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Places to Stay: Westbrook Court B&B, Hay on Wye

An escape to Westbrook Court, a characterful farmhouse B&B on the tip of the Brecon Beacons which makes the perfect cosy base from which to explore the glorious hills and bookish villages of the Black Mountains.

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At home with Olympic cyclist Laura Trott and DFS

It takes a gruelling training regime and a whole lot of passion to prep for the Olympics, even if you’re as talented as gold medallist Laura Trott. DFS, sponsors of Team GB, have been working with the team’s rising stars…

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Places to stay: Favourites from the Lake District

Cumbria, you’re a bit of all right. Here are my favourite walks, wild swims, campsites and cycle routes in the land of lofty fells and deep blue waters, plus a stay at the Beech Hill Hotel on the banks of…

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Lake Titicaca and the Incan sun

One of the most magical places I have visited in the world is the Island of the Sun on Lake Titicaca. The Incas knew it as the birthplace of the sun, and it’s easy to see why – the sunset…

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The cure for everything

“The cure for anything is salt water – tears, sweat, or the sea.” -Isak Dinesen / Karen Blixen

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Review: Fjallraven Kanken rucksack from Blackleaf

I doubt I have to introduce you to the coolest backback on the block – Fjallraven’s iconic Kanken design. I’ve been wanting one of these dinky-yet-durable rucksacks for ages, so I have been very happy reviewing this oxblood beauty from…

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Trekking Mount Kenya – my mountain diary

Last Autumn I went on an epic walk with Exodus to the summit of Mount Kenya. It took five days to reach the top, where I had a little cry. Let’s blame that on the altitude. Here’s my pretty much…

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Interview: how to quit your day job and head to the mountains

Ever felt the urge to swap city life for snowy hills, chalet living and skiing in your lunch break? Kat and Al Judge did too, and in 2010 they upped sticks to the beautiful snow-clad mountains of Morzine to start…

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Extreme London – trying out parkour with GoPro #goproextremeldn

Brushing up on my spiderwoman skills in the city. Annie and I tried a beginner’s parkour lesson with London’s Parkour Generations, and Currys PC World and GoPro kitted us out so that we could film our escapades.

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Say hello to BERG Outdoor’s 2016 collection

Meet your new outdoor kit crush. Berg Outdoor just launched their European online store and it’s full of beautifully designed gear, perfect for travels in hot climates and adventures in the back country.

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The ultimate UK camping guide from Halfords

Camping newbie? Whether you’re taking a carful of kids to Europe or headed to your first festival, learn your guy ropes from your glamping with Halfords’ ultimate camping guide.

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What to pack for a summer festival

More lovely things to wear this summer! The sun is shining and festival season is looming in all its cidery, fancy-dressed glory. Here’s my pick of key bits and pieces to pack in your rucksack, just in time for Glastonbury.

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What to pack for a summer hike

Planning a single or multi-day hike in the hills this season? Make sure you pack some of my favourite kit for mountain jaunts, from sturdy hiking boots and a light-as-a-feather jacket to a water bottle which could save your life.

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Review: Polar A360 Fitness Tracker

I spent a month gadding about with the Polar A360 fitness tracker, £149.50, attached to my wrist. Here’s my review of a gadget which feels a bit like having a small, waterproof personal trainer on your person at all times.…

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