Review: Merrell Decora Sonata boots

I’ve been stomping about in the cold and in snow in my new Decora Sonata winter boots, £140 from Merrell. Here’s how well they’ve battled…

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Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Itching to get out into the wilderness? Some of the finest scenery in the whole of the UK is only a couple of hours away…

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How to: Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

My lovely friend and fellow adventure-mad lady Karina Kold tells all about her hike to the lost city of the Incas, how to follow the…

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Learning to run in Vivo Barefoot shoes, part 2

Here’s part two of my running re-education – building up to a 5k in Vivo‘s revolutionary barefoot trainers.

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Wassailing at The Ethicurean

Last weekend we went a-wassailing at Somerset’s beautiful Ethicurean restaurant, nestled in the Barley Wood Walled Garden. We recited poems to apple trees to bring…

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Review: HiGear Snowdon walking boots from Go Outdoors

HiGear Snowdon boots review: Other girls may lust over Louboutins, but I like hiking boots. I really like hiking boots. Mainly because I can actually…

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Winter camping guide: how to camp safely in the cold

Mark Enright of outdoor equipment specialists Mountain Leisure Perth tells me his tips for sleeping over the snow and under the stars in this winter…

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How to: go foraging in Dublin, an illustrated guide

A vibrant city may seem an unlikely place to go foraging, but if you know where to look, Dublin’s bursting with edible goodies. So Visit…

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Places to stay: The Manor At Weston-On-The-Green

In need of a little escape? I’m a very big fan of the Manor at Weston-on-the-Green, a cosy country retreat that’s easy on the eye…

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Competition: Win tickets to the Adventure Travel Show 2014

In January the world’s most daring explorers, talented travel photographers and coolest tour companies (plus hundreds of fans of the road less travelled) are converging…

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Learning to run in Vivo Barefoot shoes, part 1

For the last few weeks I’ve been attempting to retrain my body and learn to run in Vivo Barefoot running shoes. So far? I’m a…

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Rockfish Koi wellingtons

Last weekend Lucy and I spent a delightful time pretending to be in Downton at The Manor at Weston, and I got to wander about…

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The great outdoorsy Christmas gift guide 2013

Oh man I love Christmas. I love all the fairy lights and walks in the snow and novelty jumpers and attempting to drink my own…

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How to: get cycling fit with yoga

Feeling a little bit saddle sore? Total Women’s Cycling have just finished a new video series of yoga moves specifically for biking that will show…

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Four amazing outdoor experiences in Italy

It may be known as the prime destination for gazing at art and gorging yourself on the three main food groups (that’s pizza, pasta and…

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Review: Berghaus Flux 20 Litre Day Sack

I took my nice new Berghaus Flux daysack, £50, out for a little spin around Ashton Court’s mountain bike trails to see how it dealt…

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