Review: The North Face Borealis rucksack

My last backpack finally gave up the ghost a few months ago, leaving me and my stuff feeling unprotected and alone. So I was very…

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Snowdrop searching

If you are getting desperate waiting for the bluebells, a sure sign of the advent of spring, The National Trust has published this guide to…

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Top 10 songs about being outdoors

One of my favourite things in the whole world: cycling along a canal to a field full of clover, lying down and watching the clouds…

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British Military Fitness mud runs

I really really really want to do this:

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Brecon Beacons: The movie. An epic drama

This is what happens when you take three mates (one of whom has IMovie and a great desire to avoid doing revision) and go on…

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Review: Hiker Heavy Crew Icebreaker socks

It is very very cold in our house, as we are poor students who skimp on electricity bills and we live in Wales, not best…

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Photoblog: hunting fossils on the Jurassic Coast

A few weeks ago my lovely friend Gregory and I drove down to Kimmerage to do some David Attenborough-style exploring, collect fossils and get some…

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Conservation and tourism in the Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons is branded as ‘one of Britain’s breathing spaces’. As the Park Authority releases its new plan to promote the sustainable management of…

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Brecon Beacons waterfall walk

The first in a series of posts on the beautiful Brecon Beacons, here’s Countryfile’s fantastic guide to the stunning waterfalls at Ystradfellte. My friends and…

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How to: make an igloo in Britain

The snow is abating round these parts, but if you are up north or dreaming of the next snow day I suggest you take my…

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How to: survive a snow day

And now to the beautiful and relentless icy enveloping the British Isles. The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings across most of the country,…

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How to: make an eco bird feeder

Snow is brilliant, I think you will agree, when you are on a country walk that you know will end with a glass of mulled…

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Foxhunting – sport or cruelty?

New figures demonstrate that, despite the Hunting Act now having been in force since 2005, fox hunting convictions are rising yearly, with 57 people found…

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How to: make eco friendly paper lanterns

How to assemble eco friendly paper lanterns, an biodegradable alternative to wire models which can be harmful to livestock. Video created by me and my…

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Autumn walks in Great Britain

Autumn walks in Great Britain: a little round up of places to wander and things to do this autumn. If you’re longing for fresh air,…

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Recipe: foraged wild nettle soup

This weekend I decided to practise what I preached earlier on in this blog by going out foraging, also known as ‘seeing what wild goodies…

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