Welcome to heaven, by way of Devon. If you could dream up the perfect place to escape for a weekend with all your friends, it would definitely look rather like Higher Brownstone Farm, one of the National Trust‘s lovely collection…

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Want to ski somewhere a little different next winter? Head east to the mountains of Bulgaria. Bansko is not your average ski town, and fun, friendly Snomads is definitely not your average chalet.

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Heading for the great outdoors? Make sure you know where you’re going to stash all your gear first. A daysack, as the name implies, is a backpack large enough to fit all the essentials you’ll need for a ramble in…

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Messing around on the moors in the Abisko trekking tights from Fjallraven, £130. Are these the dream walking leggings? Review Fjallraven Abisko Trekking tights Product description: “Technical and durable trekking tights in a highly functional stretch fabric. They combine the freedom…

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There more pockets of wilderness in Britain than you think – you just have to seek them out. There’s no better way of exploring Welsh valleys, Scottish highlands and Ireland’s fairytale valleys than on horseback on a long-distance ride. These…

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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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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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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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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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Party animals, unite. A mecca for snowboarders, a playground for skiers and home to a weird and wonderful apres scene – Laax should be your next winter destination.

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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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What are you reading this summer? Find inspiration for your next adventure with Kora‘s list of biographies and memoirs penned by trailblazing female explorers, athletes, journalists and outdoor enthusiasts. Right on, sisters.

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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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