The girl’s guide to skiing in Le Grand-Bornand, France

Thinking of booking a last-minute escape to the snow? I loved laid-back, charming Le Grand-Bornand in the French Alps. And don’t be fooled by its quaint beauty, this ski village is also home to plenty of adrenaline-fuelled winter adventures –…

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How it feels to go cliff camping

How to feels to go cliff camping: spending the night on a portaledge Ever heard of cliff camping? It’s no gentle night under canvas – sleeping suspended on a cliff edge on a tiny, portable platform called a portaledge is…

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Video interview: Thoughts on travel writing

Ever wanted to get into travel writing or outdoor blogging? I did a little interview with the talented Jess of Shimnix Films about making your name in the world of adventure journalism. Any more questions you’d like answered, just let…

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Review: Hanwag Aotea Gore-Tex winter boots

Expensive they may me (at a quite eye-watering £195.41) but you get what you pay for with the rugged, waterproof and fantastically comfortable Aotea GTX® boot from Hanwag.

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Workshop: how to become a travel writer

Ever fancied becoming a travel writer? I’m running a workshop in Bristol on March 6th for budding outdoor adventure journalists and bloggers keen to use their writing skills to get published in newspapers, magazines and books. Ever wanted to flex…

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The active girl’s guide to Cuba

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Competition: win a mystery adventure haul worth £200

Fancy some shiny new stuff for spring? I’ve acquired a lot of gear in my kit cupboard over the past few years, so I’ve decided to make a selection of the best bits into an amazing outdoors goody bag to…

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Starting 2018 in the great outdoors with #Berghausfirstfoot

I started 2018 in proper outdoors fashion by taking on Berghaus’ #Berghausfirstfoot challenge – 10,000 steps (5 miles) of hiking on the first day of the year, followed by my traditional New Year’s Day swim.

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Review: Sorel Cozy Joan snow boot from Ellis Brigham

Wondering what to wear on your feet in the dark bitter days of winter? I’ve been out in rain and snow testing out Sorel’s Cozy Joan snow boots, £129.99 from Ellis Brigham. Cosy by both name and nature, they’re an…

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Competition: Win an Outwell Lawndale 5-man tent from Outdoor World UK

Busy planning outdoor adventures for spring? How about a gorgeous five man tent to fit all your mates in? I’m giving away a fantastic Outwell Lawndale tent worth £299 from Outdoor World Direct in my snazzy new competition.

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Walk: Porth Chapel to St Agnes coast path, Cornwall

This easy to follow walk (it also makes a great trail run) takes in one of my favourite stretches of the Cornish coast path and includes all the Cornish classics – beautiful old mine shafts, wild flowers, deep blue ocean…

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Ten outdoorsy challenges for 2018

I don’t massively subscribe to the ‘new year, new you’ bollocks that gets bandied about every January but I do believe in setting myself a few rewarding resolutions to help me get outdoors. These ten easy challenges are brilliant ways…

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Snow day crafts and recipes

Let it snow! Woken up to a magical winter landscape outside? Wrap up and head outdoors to play with my snow craft ideas for big and little kids alike, then warm up with hearty stews and warm winter recipes and…

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Interview: adventurous filmmaker Jen Randall

I’m very excited about this one: an interview with the uber-inspiring Jen Randall, multi award-winning filmmaker and the lady behind the lens of The Bothy Project, Operation Moffat and new, heart-plucking documentary Psycho Vertical, based on the autobiography of big…

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Winter cycling: essential tips and kit

A touch of frost in the air is no reason not to get on your bike. Just get prepared properly to make sure you stay safe in poor conditions with my guide to safe winter cycling. Cycling in the winter…

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Review: Fjallraven Räven jacket from Taunton Leisure

My latest review is of a wear-anywhere light jacket from one of my favourite brands – Fjallraven’s Räven jacket from Taunton Leisure, £99. First designed in the 1970s, this classic is still going strong.

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