Wild Scandinavia – Five Nordic adventures

When I think of Europe’s cold north I think of the Everyman’s Right, a clause in the law of Norway, Sweden and Finland that allows anyone to roam through the land freely, to forage for wild food, to walk in…

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My guide to island hopping in the Scottish Hebrides

Shrouded in myths and mists in equal measure and home to gorgeous beaches, magical camping spots and, I would argue, the tastiest whiskey in the world, the archipelagos of the inner and outer Hebrides are one of the dreamiest places…

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How to get your mitts on a signed copy of The Girl Outdoors

You lovely lot have been requesting signed copies of The Girl Outdoors, and as both the blog and the book have just been shortlisted as blog of the year and book of the year at the Travel Media Awards 2018,…

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Video: A Stockholm country break in Sörmland, Sweden

A little video of my adventures in Sörmland, Sweden. I spent the loveliest long weekend in this gorgeous corner of Swede. Just a quick hop from Stockholm, it’s the perfect place for an adventurous escape. Plan your own dream #Stockholmcountrybreak…

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Adventurous Sweden – a Stockholm Country Break in Sörmland

Hej hej (that’s hello) from Sörmland! I spent the loveliest long weekend in this gorgeous corner of Sweden. Just a quick hop from Stockholm, it’s the perfect place for an adventurous escape. Use my Sormland Sweden travel guide and plan…

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The Fjällräven Kånken backpack turns 40

Oh hello, have you met the Fjällräven Kånken? I’m sure you’ll recognize this iconic little backpack – it’s been having a bit of a hipster moment recently, but its design heritage goes way back to the 1970s. The cheerfully coloured…

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The active girl’s guide to Aruba

Get active on Aruba, the Caribbean ‘One happy island’ that is far more adventurous than its paradisical beaches and chilled-out vibe might make it seem. My active guide to Aruba includes the best places to stay, play and explore. ‘One…

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Competition: win one of five bottles of Rock Rose gin

Loving the lazy days of summer? Might I politely suggest that winning a bottle of my favourite Rock Rose gin might make your plans to picnic on beaches and lounge by rivers all through this heatwave even better? Win Rock Rose…

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Sponsored post: finding the spirit of Britannia with The Royal Mint

Last month I headed for the hills of Helvellyn in the Lake District to help celebrate the spirit of The Royal Mint‘s brand new Britannia collection of coins. FINDING THE SPIRIT OF BRITANNIA A few weeks ago the amazing filming…

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Places to stay: the Old Dairy House, Dorset

Conjure up the perfect English cottage and it might look rather like the Old Dairy House, one of Original Cottages’ gorgeous places to stay. A stay at the Old Dairy House, Arne A few months ago a gaggle of friends and…

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Getting adventure kit ready with GO Outdoors Bristol

I popped in to the brand new GO Outdoors Cribbs Causeway store for an explore and to hunt out some new camping kit. GO Outdoors is one of my favourite one-stop shops for outdoor essentials at pocket-friendly prices, so I…

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My favourite Urban Sanctuaries with Victorinox

I may be obsessed with time spent in the great outdoors but the reality is that I spend most of my days living and working in a city, so Victorinox challenged me to share my favourite urban sanctuaries. These are…

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One Last Breath – safer wild swimming in Wales

Fancy a cooling dip this summer? Learn where is and isn’t safe to swim with Welsh Water’s One Last Breath campaign and then take a swim at one of my four favourite spots in Wales. Wild swimming is a joy.…

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Wild camping: finding the confidence to go solo

Gain wild camping confidence: dreaming of sleeping solo under the stars but not sure if you’re brave enough to wild camp alone? I feel you! Here are my thoughts on gaining the confidence to give wild camping for one a…

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Review: the MSR Hubba Hubba two-man tent

MSR Hubba Hubba review: Meet my all-time favourite backpacking tent, the MSR Hubba Hubba two-man tent, £300. MSR Hubba Hubba review I’ve had a few people comment on the sudden explosion of photos of my shiny new tent on Instagram,…

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Ryvoan, the perfect beginner bothy in the Scottish Highlands

Last week I ticked a big one off my adventurous bucket list – sleeping solo in a bothy in the Scottish mountains. Bothies, in case you haven’t come across these lovely things, are small mountain refuges dotted amongst Britain’s wildest…

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