7 best trail running events in Britain, picked for Red Bull

Grab your trainers and explore some of the best scenery the UK has to offer with my pick of the seven best trail runs in Britain, chosen for Red Bull Adventure. Swap pounding the pavements for the chance to roam…

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Gear profile – the new Osprey Fairview carry-on bag

Meet the adventurous traveller’s new best mate. The perfectly sized new Osprey Fairview 40 litre rucksack, £100, is roomy enough for all your kit but still small enough to sail through airport security and to work as an excellent hiking…

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Competition: WIN £500 worth of camera equipment with Urban Cottage Industries

Fancy yourself as a budding photographer? Urban Cottages Industries amazing new competition could set you up with everything you need to take your passion one step further. I’m one of the judges of their #LetThereBeLight competition, and the winner will…

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Staying active all winter with Dickies Workwear

SPONSORED POST Winter is coming. But that’s no reason to hibernate – on dark, chilly days we need fresh air and exercise more than ever. Wrap up warm in cosy and practical Dickies Workwear kit and get outdoors more often…

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Journey North – an Arctic adventure in Greenland

They say when you’ve seen the world, there’s always Greenland. Mighty glaciers, Inuit hunters, the Northern Lights, polar bears on the kill – this vast Arctic tundra is astonishing in both its emptiness and its ancient traditions. Read the story…

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The outdoorsy girl’s guide to Bristol

I was so proud to see that my beloved Bristol was named one of the top cities to visit in 2017 by Rough Guides. They reckoned that “Bristol stands as a shining example of one of the UK’s most forward-thinking,…

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Every woman has her Everest – in praise of small adventures

In praise of small adventures I loved by the Women’s Adventure Expo this weekend. This life-affirming event is packed with amazing female explorers and intrepid travellers who are out conquering new summits, setting records, achieving world firsts. These women are…

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Adventure kit items that could save your life, picked for Red Bull

The great outdoors is an extremely beautiful place – but it can also be pretty inhospitable. Any adventurer worth their Himalayan rock salt should prepare for the worst by carrying the gear that could save lives in a pinch. From…

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The ten best backpacking tents, chosen for The Independent

A backpacking-worthy tent is pretty simple to define – you should be able to carry it with you in your rucksack on a hike without a struggle. I’ve chosen the ten best backpacking tents on the market for The Independent…

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Build an adventure-friendly first aid kit

First aid is an invaluable skill to have anywhere, but it’s especially important in the back of beyond, for treating yourself or others. Keep a kit in your car and pack a soft mini kit bag for overnight treks and…

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Recipe: easy peasy pumpkin pie

Got a glut of fat orange pumpkins on your allotment? Or just want to do something a little different for Halloween? I learnt to make this delicious pumpkin pie over in Canada. Amazing served hot with vanilla ice-cream. Easy pumpkin…

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Scottish island hopping aboard the Bessie Ellen

This spring I sailed away aboard the Bessie Ellen, one of the last of Britain’s traditional trading ketches still to sail our seas, to write a story for Coast magazine. The Bessie Ellen spends her summers wandering where the wind…

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Sponsored post: Paddleboarding in Canada with Clif Bar

Ready to feed your adventure? I’ve been fuelling my travels by paddleboard in Canada with Clif Bar’s fantastic oat bars and delicious energy gels.

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Join me at the Women’s Adventure Expo 2017

I’m so proud to announce that I’ll be speaking at this year’s fantastic Women’s Adventure Expo, taking place in Bristol on the 7th October 2017, alongside an amazing lineup of adventurous women. Join me at the Women’s Adventure Expo 2017…

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My favourite wild swimming spots in Britain

Feeling a deep desire to go splashing about in rivers or diving into lagoons? The UK is peppered with stunning locations in which to dip your toes, from epic waterfalls in Wales to a pirate’s cove in Cornwall. These are…

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Places to stay: Novanta90 off-grid hotel, Tuscany

Get back to nature at Novanta90, a hotel high in the Tuscan hills that opens its doors for truffle hunting, wild swimming, hiking and seriously good food for a brief spell each summer.

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