The beginner’s guide to camping

Fancy a night sleeping under the stars but not sure how to start? Here’s my guide to what to pack, where to pitch your tent and how to try wild 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 with 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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Six awesome active holidays for women

Hey lady. Where are you adventuring this summer? If you’re searching for an active break and the chance to meet a gaggle of new mates try one of these holidays designed just for girls, from learning wilderness skills in the…

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Wild camping in Snowdonia and scrambling up Crib Goch

I’m trying to film more of my adventures this year, and while it’s hard to lug my D-SLR along on a bike packing trip or a gallop on horseback, I hope these iPhone video snaps make for a nice taste…

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Places to stay: Five cosy winter escapes in Britain

Winter is coming, but just because there’s a nip in the air doesn’t mean you should hibernate under a duvet. Get out and explore the great outdoors in my favourite winter spots, from a Cornish fishing village to lost forests…

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Hiking in the Scottish highlands

A two-day hike through glorious sunshine, driving rain and many a midge cloud in the stunning highlands of Glen Affric.

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Happy 2017!

Here’s to a 2017 full of travel in magical places, hiking to wild spaces and camping with good mates.

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Wild swimming at the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

Take a dip somewhere a little bit magic – the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye. Crystal clear icy water flows from the foot of the Cuillin mountains, forming lagoons and waterfalls that’ll both enchant you and give you serious brain…

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