Wild swimming at Sharrah Pools, Dartmoor

The neverending quest for beautiful places to swim in the wild in Britain continues. This time my lovely friend Kate took me to seek out a deep cold pool in the river Dart.

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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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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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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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Join my workshop at Base Camp Festival 2017

Hey adventure friends! Join me at this year’s Base Camp Festival 2017, taking place over the 7-10 September in the Peak District. I’ll be running an awesome workshop, titled ‘Getting Started in Adventure Blogging & Travel Writing’.

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The beginner’s guide to camping

Fancy a night sleeping under the stars but not sure how to start? Here’s my camping beginner’s guide to what to pack, where to pitch your tent and how to try wild camping. Camping Beginner’s guide Keen to go camping?…

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Canoeing along the River Wye

I headed down the River Wye in a canoe, pretending to be in Swallows and Amazons.

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10 summer evening adventures to take this week

Long summer evenings were made for little adventures. It’s time to stop seeing the working week as something to get through, (‘Hump Day’: ICK) and learn to savour hours of balmy sunshine. Tick off some of my favourite outdoor escapes…

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Interview: Jessica Pearson, creator of The Space Outside

A chat with Jessica Pearson, the creator of The Space Outside, a beautiful short film that will inspire you to take courage and head outdoors. Jessica is a woman on a mission – to get women outdoors, out of their…

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The outdoorsy girl’s guide to the Forest of Dean

Have you explored the Forest of Dean? England’s oldest oak forest is a place where kings once hunted, where wild boar with a semi-mythical status now roam and where maze-like mossy woodlands straight out of Tolkien rub shoulders with smart…

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Stand-up paddleboarding in Snowdonia

Taking to the water in the shadow of Snowdon with Psyched Paddleboarding and The Enjoyable Rut for a little SUP adventure.

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On fear, and how to conquer it

Some thoughts on the crippling power of fear, and how that mean little gremlin of a feeling can be overcome in the search for confidence and adventure. On fear, and how to conquer itThere are two different kinds of fear.…

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Weekend adventures for under £50 for Red Bull

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well,” noted travel writer Eugene Fodor. Wise words. Get more bang for your buck with one of the brilliant weekend adventures across Britain I’ve chosen for RedBull Adventure – they all cost…

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Climbing in the Wye Valley

Before autumn arrived in all its colourful glory the Super Rad Climb Team (well, my mates) and I made a late summer trip to the Wye Valley. We spent a weekend tackling some routes and eating many packets of chocolate…

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Interview: TransAmazonica cyclist Pip Stewart

Combining epic adventure with a strong ecological message, you won’t be able to help feeling inspired by Pip Stewart’s TransAmazonica expedition. She and World Record cyclist Reza Pakravan hit the road through Brazil and Peru, cycling the breadth of the…

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