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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Eight things to do on the island of Santorini

My favourite things from a very chilled out week on the Greek island of Santorini, a volcanic haven in the deep blue Aegean Sea (basically…

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Review: Waterproofing down with Nikwax

They say there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear. But good clothing which can’t stand up to showers is going to kill…

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