A backpacking-worthy tent is pretty simple to define – you should be able to carry it with you in your rucksack on a hike without a struggle. I’ve chosen the ten best backpacking tents on the market for The Independent…

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First aid is an invaluable skill to have anywhere, but it’s especially important in the back of beyond, for treating yourself or others. Keep a kit in your car and pack a soft mini kit bag for overnight treks and…

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Got a glut of fat orange pumpkins on your allotment? Or just want to do something a little different for Halloween? I learnt to make this delicious pumpkin pie over in Canada. Amazing served hot with vanilla ice-cream. Easy pumpkin…

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This spring I sailed away aboard the Bessie Ellen, one of the last of Britain’s traditional trading ketches still to sail our seas, to write a story for Coast magazine. The Bessie Ellen spends her summers wandering where the wind…

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Ready to feed your adventure? I’ve been fuelling my travels by paddleboard in Canada with Clif Bar’s fantastic oat bars and delicious energy gels.

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I’m so proud to announce that I’ll be speaking at this year’s fantastic Women’s Adventure Expo, taking place in Bristol on the 7th October 2017, alongside an amazing lineup of adventurous women. Join me at the Women’s Adventure Expo 2017…

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Feeling a deep desire to go splashing about in rivers or diving into lagoons? The UK is peppered with stunning locations in which to dip your toes, from epic waterfalls in Wales to a pirate’s cove in Cornwall. These are…

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Get back to nature at Novanta90, a hotel high in the Tuscan hills that opens its doors for truffle hunting, wild swimming, hiking and seriously good food for a brief spell each summer.

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Hello! Want to see me pull some really weird faces and sniff Sudocrem? Watch my new video – my essential health and beauty bits and bobs for international travel. Take a speedy look inside my rucksack at my must-packs for…

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They say salt water can cure anything, and a week of catching waves, napping in hammocks and toasting the sunset at a remote surf camp is definitely a salve for the stresses of daily life. Never caught a wave before?…

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I’ve been running up a storm in Shock Absorber’s seriously supportive new Ultimate Fly bra, £45 from Next. This brilliant bra is ready to take you further and #ShockYourSystem.

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Expect a charmingly old-fashioned welcome at The Nare, a hotel serving up its own style of laid-back luxury on the Cornish coast.

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Where you do you want to sleep tonight? How about a floating den, your very own lighthouse or a treehouse surrounded by friendly monkeys? They’re all on my list of amazingly quirky places to stay around the world, chosen for…

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The wild land at the end of Britain is one of my favourite places in the world. Cornwall’s dazzling coastline and green valleys are ripe for exploring, but I’m also captivated by its fishing villages, artist communities and flourishing food…

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Hello intrepid travellers! In my latest video I’m talking you through my favourite bits of kit for international travel – this is the gear I’ve had for years and always chuck in my bag wherever I’m travelling.

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July is the best time to pick sweet-smelling elderflower blossoms, and this easy-to-make cordial makes perfect summery cocktails or a homemade present. Lazy summer days were made for foraging walks. If you come across an elderflower bush, pick a basketful…

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Hey adventure friends! Join me at this year’s Base Camp Festival 2017, taking place over the 7-10 September in the Peak District. I’ll be running an awesome workshop, titled ‘Getting Started in Adventure Blogging & Travel Writing’.

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Feeling an itch to twitch? Britain is one of the most rewarding places in the world to spot wild birds, and in summer our coastline is teeming with feathery visitors. These glorious walks will let you spot puffins, choughs, oystercatchers…

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Swim in safety in rivers, pools and the ocean this summer by following some key advice in my new wild swimming safety tips video. Whenever summer rolls around I itch to jump in to lakes and rivers, but it’s essential…

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We’re all going on a summer holiday – pack your bags with these travel-friendly treats, including my go-to carry-on suitcase, comfy flats, sporty sunglasses and the best smelling insect repellent ever.   Summer travel favourites Delsey Caumartin suitcase, £149 from…

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Ah, summer, is that (finally) you? I’ve been spending most of June splashing about on the Cornish coast and diving into hidden green lakes, so it seems fitting that my second Seasalt style post is all about summery swimwear and…

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I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be the travel columnist for beautiful new magazine In the Moment, a practical guide to living your life well. Each month I’ll be covering mindful travel, little adventures and the small pleasures to…

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Rugged, water resistant and allergic to rips and tears, North Face’s Base Camp duffels are a staple bit of kit for far-flung adventures. Here’s my review of the large duffel, £86.25 from Millets.

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Last weekend Charlie and I went on a very British adventure, cycling from the Malverns to the Wye Valley. We gatecrashed a cricket match, tagged along to an age-old summer festival and kipped in a bivvy bag by a beautiful…

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If you’re as much of a caffeine addict as me, these little bags might change your life. Stick a Lyons coffee bags in your rucksack – they act just like teabags, except that they make a tasty cup of joe…

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Last autumn I travelled to the cloud forests of Mexico with H+I Adventures to mountain bike in the Sierra Norte and write up the story for Outdoor Enthusiast magazine. You can read about my two-wheeled adventures in the new summer…

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Last autumn I travelled to the cloud forests of Mexico with H+I Adventures to mountain bike in the Sierra Norte and write up the story for Outdoor Enthusiast magazine. You can read about my two-wheeled adventures in the new summer…

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If you’re looking to add a sense of excitement to your summer plans, head to Breckenridge, Colorado for a playground of outdoors activities against a glorious mountain backdrop.

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Hello sailor! The first of my collaborations with Seasalt Cornwall is all about lazy spring days on the Cornish coast in sunshiny stripes.

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Cycling around town in the Bern Parker (£74.99)helmet, a good-looking and comfortable lid ideal for city commuters.

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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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Get all brave in roar-some lion sweatshirt from awesome clothing brand Mute Collective. I have one sweat, worth £40, to give away.

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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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The sun is out and festival season is upon us – time to pack the tent and hit the road for a chilled-out camping session. And these 15 genius camping hacks will make sleeping under canvas a breeze.

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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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If you’re as much of a caffeine addict as I am, a strong cup of the black stuff is probably your morning essential on even the wildest forays into the great outdoors. These four easy methods make cooking up hot…

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If you’re feeling the need to escape outdoors and reconnect with the natural world, try a day as a Woodland Woman in the forests of Tortworth Arboretum.

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