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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Video: A kiteracer from the North

Ethereal Canadian lakes? Check. Stunning Mexican scenery? Check. An awesome outdoors girl showing off her talent? Massive check. Videomaker François Guinaudeau presents ‘A kiteracer from…

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Review: The Monster Race 2013

The mucky pups over at Muddy Race asked me to write a little review of my latest foray into cross-country obstacle running – last weekend’s…

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Placers to stay: camping on the Isle of Wight

Super chilled, lush green in hue and dotted with surf-friendly beaches, secret woodlands and cool camping spots, the Isle of Wight deserves its growing rep…

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The Autumn Edit: the best kit for the new season

A chill in the air is no excuse not to get out in the countryside. Wrap up warm in some of my favourite kit for…

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Interview: Johnny Flynn on the lure of the great outdoors

A few weeks ago my favourite music website For Folk’s Sake asked me to have a chat with wandering folk minstrel, Johnny Flynn, about new…

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Competition: Win £300 of Uniqlo goodies

To celebrate UNIQLO’s gorgeous new super light Ultra Light Down jackets they’re offering fans of the collection £300 to spend in stores in their new…

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