Wild swimming at the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

Take a dip somewhere a little bit magic – the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye. Crystal clear icy water flows from the foot of the…

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Interview: Philippa Cox rode a bike the length of Europe

The inspiring and intrepid Philippa Cox quit her job, packed her panniers and set off for an epic 5,000 mile bike journey from Nordkapp, the…

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The Girl Outdoors at Shextreme Film Festival

I am so, so excited (and let’s be honest, a little bit awe-struck) to be speaking at the Shextreme Film Festival next month, alongside Squash…

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Sailing at Cowes Week with Sunsail

Ahoy, sailor! Ever been tempted by the call of the high seas? I headed to Cowes Week with Sunsail to experience the fact-paced pleasures of…

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Four active adventures in Thailand

Thailand’s island paradises are heaven for lovers of lazy getaways, but there is a world of adventure awaiting you beyond the beaches, bars, and tourist…

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How it feels to paraglide over St Anton am Arlberg, Austria

Ever dreamed of soaring over mountains and pine forests and wished for wings? Paragliding over St Anton (whilst precariously holding onto a GoPro for your…

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Discover Poldark’s Cornwall – locations and stories

Drama, danger, romance, passion – the wild coasts, moors and mines of Cornwall fuel the beating heart of Poldark. As a new series of the…

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Top five women’s mountain bikes of 2016

The quiet trail. The crunch of rubber wheel on scree. Dirt on your face. Mountain biking is an incredible, adrenaline-filled way to explore on two…

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A spot of polo and a stay at the King’s Head Hotel, Cirencester

Fancy a chukka? Try a spot of polo at the gorgeous Cirencester Park Polo Club with a day at their academy. Perfect rounded off with…

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A musical adventure in the hills of Hay

A few months ago Mary and I escaped to the Brecon Beacons to hike up hills, play with puppies and be bookworms in charming Hay-On-Wye.…

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Aquatic adventures in GlideSoul neoprene

Hello, new neoprene crush! GlideSoul‘s loud and lovely colours are bringing a neon revolution to the lineup, with bright wetsuits and sporty swimsuits you can…

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Places to stay: renting a campervan in Devon

Pete and I hit the road in a campervan named Alice for a weekend of surfing, bacon sandwiches and making friends with small ponies. Renting…

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Review: SunGod Classic custom sunglasses

Shade your peepers from the sun with awesome, adventure proof and fully customisable SunGod sunglasses, from £45.

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How to: use your watch as a compass

A quick but potentially life-saving little tip – your analog watch also works as a compass if you know how to read it. How to…

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Best active road trips for The Independent

Dreaming of the road less travelled? Roaring down a ribbon of tarmac through wild open spaces is one of life’s great pleasures, and exploring by…

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Review: Robens Fairbanks Tipi tent from Outdoor World Direct

Sleeping under the stars is a delight in the Robens Fairbanks Tipi, £399 from Outdoor World Direct. This spacious canvas tipi is a canvas home…

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