The sunshine is finally here! To celebrate outdoor adventures on long spring days I’ve got a lovely Skylar Macaroni sweatshirt from Weird Fish to give away, worth £65. It’s the perfect cosy layer to pack, wherever your weekend takes you.

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Long summer evenings were made for little adventures. It’s time to stop seeing the working week as something to get through, (‘Hump Day’: ICK) and learn to savour hours of balmy sunshine. Tick off some of my favourite outdoor escapes…

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A chat with Jessica Pearson, the creator of The Space Outside, a beautiful short film that will inspire you to take courage and head outdoors. Jessica is a woman on a mission – to get women outdoors, out of their…

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A bag that can switch from backpack to case on wheels in the blink of an eye, Eagle Creek’s EC Lync, £342, aims to be as useful on the runway as it is over rough ground. So is this the…

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Have you explored the Forest of Dean? England’s oldest oak forest is a place where kings once hunted, where wild boar with a semi-mythical status now roam and where maze-like mossy woodlands straight out of Tolkien rub shoulders with smart…

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An age-old farmhouse, thoughtfully redesigned as a cosy hotel, buried in the heart of the magical Forest of Dean. And there are chickens. I loved the Tudor Farmhouse, a welcoming retreat in the village of Clearwell. It’s not surprising that…

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Leave technology behind and escape to an off-grid cottage for a digital detox in deepest, darkest Herefordshire at the charming Mrs Higgs Lodge. Read my review for BBC Countryfile Magazine. We use more technology than ever before, so it’s no…

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Travel snaps and special spots from one of my favourite ever places – the Isles of Scilly, which Jake Little and I explored in proper Famous Five style. Just don’t call them the Scilly Isles, or the locals will know…

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Sponsored post In the wake of International Women’s Day, there is no better time to take a look back at the women who have spearheaded the female charge in cycling. The progression of this list is testament to how much…

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Some thoughts on the crippling power of fear, and how that mean little gremlin of a feeling can be overcome in the search for confidence and adventure. On fear, and how to conquer itThere are two different kinds of fear.…

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Need a dose of sea and serious calm? Head to Chapel House, a light-filled sanctuary in pretty Penzance that feels more stylish home from home than stuffy hotel. This lovely place to stay is the perfect base for hunting out…

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Forget ticking off the biggest or the gnarliest breaks in the world – these to-die-for surf spots are as beautiful as they are unusual. I picked eight surf spots to put on your bucket list for Sports Cover Direct, from…

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“You don’t have to be rich to travel well,” noted travel writer Eugene Fodor. Wise words. Get more bang for your buck with one of the brilliant weekend adventures across Britain I’ve chosen for RedBull Adventure – they all cost…

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My favourite spring surf kit, the best British beaches to learn to catch waves on and where to escape to on an exotic surfari this summer. Salty hair, don’t care!

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Come over all James Bond with a trip to Hochsolden, a relaxed, ski-in, ski-out hamlet high above the hubbub of Solden in the Austrian Alps. I stayed at Crystal Ski’s Hotel Hochsolden and headed out to hit the pistes.

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Before autumn arrived in all its colourful glory the Super Rad Climb Team (well, my mates) and I made a late summer trip to the Wye Valley. We spent a weekend tackling some routes and eating many packets of chocolate…

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Sponsored post What are you planning for your next camping trip? Fancy learning to tell Cassiopeia from Canis Major in the night sky, tie a handy figure eight knot or identify which bird is chirping outside your tent in the…

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Combining epic adventure with a strong ecological message, you won’t be able to help feeling inspired by Pip Stewart’s TransAmazonica expedition. She and World Record cyclist Reza Pakravan hit the road through Brazil and Peru, cycling the breadth of the…

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Magic is thick in the air in Boscastle, a picture-perfect fishing village hidden on the Cornish coast. And a stay in its heart at Beach Retreats’ wonderful Harbourside Cottage is the perfect way to discover its secrets.

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Push your adrenaline levels to an all-time high with eight of the craziest extreme adventure experiences on the planet (I’ve ticked off three so far). There’s volcano bungee jumping, hair-raising cycling and cheese. Because all good lists include cheese.

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Bouldering, sport climbing and general scrabbling around on rock faces is great fun, but it’s not very kind on your mitts. You’ll have to say goodbye to nice fingernails, but you can still keep your hands in reasonable shape with…

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A few things have inspired me to put this post together. Firstly, lots of you are searching for topics like ‘how can I be more adventurous?’. Ah, the eternal question! Secondly, I had a lovely Facebook message from a reader,…

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Hitting the slopes to test out Electric’s EG3.5 ski and snowboard goggles, £109 from The Board Basement. Product Description: “All new for 2016 Electric just released the EG 3.5 which is a smaller version of last years huge success the…

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Know your goggles from your goose fat? I’ve chosen the 10 items you should have in your swimming kit bag for Red Bull. Whether you’re training for the gruelling Red Bull Neptune Steps event or just dipping your toe into…

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I’m trying to film more of my adventures this year, and while it’s hard to lug my D-SLR along on a bike packing trip or a gallop on horseback, I hope these iPhone video snaps make for a nice taste…

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Picking a new pair of hiking boots can be a complicated endeavour. There’s a lot of choice out there, as well as a lot of jargon, so if you’re on the hunt for one pair of trusty boots it’s worth…

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If you’re lacking motivation to get out and exercise in the cold and rain, I hear you – I’m currently mainlining chocolate digestives and watching another storm approaching on the horizon. However help is to hand! Try togging yourself up…

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