Exploring the South West Coast Path with Beach Retreats

I must go down to the sea again – to walk the gorgeous South West Coast Path. I spent a sunny weekend exploring the trail and staying in the postcard-pretty village of Mousehole (pronounced ‘Mowzel’), on the Cornish coast, with…

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British foraging favourites to find in autumn

The countryside is full of edible goodies all year round – you just have to know how to seek them out. My favourite autumn finds are perfect for beginner foragers.

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Escaping to the forest with Woodland Women

If you’re feeling the need to escape outdoors and reconnect with the natural world, try a day as a Woodland Woman in the forests of Tortworth Arboretum.

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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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Recipe: brilliant wild garlic bread

I noticed on a cycle a few days ago that the wild garlic is starting to spring up. It’s the perfect find for a foraging newbie as it’s easy to spot in woodlands (look for the wide leaves, small white…

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Recipe: foraged rosehip tea

Rosehips are abundant in British hedgerows in autumn and early winter, and are easily recognisable – fat, bright red buds with spiky black ends. They are a bit of a wonder food – high in vitamins C, A and B…

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How to: Make foraged blackberrry and apple mini pies

If you’ve been as obsessed with picking the glut of blackberries currently growing down country lanes as I have, these cute mini pies are the perfect way to use them up.

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Get off the beaten track with Tracker

To mark 30 years fuelling adventures in the great outdoors Tracker have teamed up with athlete James Cracknell and the Woodland Trust to get you off the beaten track and out in the woods.

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Wilderness survival: how to survive in the wilderness

My guide to Bear Grylls-style skills for the next time you get lost in the woods. Because, you know, your iPhone might not have any signal. Just make sure you have a few matches on you… Wilderness survival guide HOW…

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How to: go foraging in Dublin, an illustrated guide

A vibrant city may seem an unlikely place to go foraging, but if you know where to look, Dublin’s bursting with edible goodies. So Visit Dublin asked foraging expert and restaurateur Paul Quinn of Nádúr Collective to share his foraging…

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Interview with foraging expert Fergus Drennan

We chat to Fergus Drennan, of fantastic foraging blog Wild Man Wild food, about eating frogspawn, living off the fat of the land and life as a hunter/gatherer.

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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 I can collect to feed myself with’. Foraging scares a lot of people – it…

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