Five kid-friendly Cornish bike trails

Cornwall’s a bit nice isn’t it? There’s surfing and sunshine and pasties. It’s the stuff bucket-and-spade-holidays were made for. My favourite thing of all to…

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Interview with adventurer Sean Conway on Swimming Britain

Sean Conway interview: A speedy chat with the rather epic Sean Conway, who this summer will attempt to become the first person to swim round…

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Review: Target Dry Emily Parka

The latest addition to my ever-growing collection of nifty little waterproof numbers is the gorgeous Emily (£68.95) from Target Dry, which I have been wearing…

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The best new outdoors books on… surfing

The loveliest books for water babies on how to surf, where to surf and (my favourite part) what to eat afterwards. Guaranteed to make you…

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The best new outdoors books on… cycling

Whether you’re a hardcore cycling commuter (like me, screw you lorry drivers!), a muddy mountain bike enthusiast or just fancy knowing a fixie from a…

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My pick of the best camping books

My pick of the top camping titles just in time for a summer of sleeping under stars and canvas, including essential info on where to…

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Surfdome’s festival essentials

It’s allllllmost festival season! I know, I can’t wait either. In the meantime, check out my pick of festie essentials from surf/ski/style geniuses Surfdome. Mash…

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Sunshine yellow Hunter wellingtons

I took my favourite Hunters to Cornwall with me last weekend for sea paddling purposes.

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Places to stay: The Scarlet Hotel review

The Scarlet Hotel review: Magnificent coastlines, bubbling hot tubs and Cornish cream teas are some of my all-time favourite things, so the delightfully grown-up and…

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Review: Target Dry Olivia jacket

I’m a sucker for a nice little waterproof number, and it doesn’t get much more cheerful than the bright spotty lining and cheery cherry red…

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Cycling from Bristol to Oxford with PedalFolk

It all got a bit Famous Five last weekend, when I hit the road with PedalFolk, a band of travelling folk musicians bent on cycling…

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Review: Target Dry Elle Mac in a Sac

It’s all springlike and sunshiney suddenly! I feel very happy indeed. The only issue I seem to be having is that I can’t seem to…

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Ten best international festivals

Missed out on a Glasto ticket? Eschew mud and rain in favour of beaches, sunshine and some seriously good tunes at one of the world’s…

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MandMDirect’s Reward a Runner competition

If your lovely dad is training hard or your best mate’s in need of some shiny new lycra to motivate her to victory, I’ve found…

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Five best accessories for summer gardens

Spring is finally here! Dust down your flipflops, crack out the Pimms and get out in the garden – it may have been a little…

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Lazy days in Dorset

It was my birthday a few weeks ago, and some friends and I headed down to Dorset to stay in a gorgeous little cottage in…

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