Interview: BBC Frozen Planet director Elizabeth White

Film maker Elizabeth White, who basically has the best job in the entire world, on dodging polar bears in the Arctic and meeting sea gypsies in Sulawesi.

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The great outdoorsy Christmas gift guide 2014

It has returned once more! My annual outdoorsy gift guide is stuffed with all my favourite things for all your favourite people, from camping lasses and cliff-jumping lads to adventurous little ones. Plus there’s a mini roundup of socks. Because…

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Lovely bits of kit!

More things that I, like, totally dig. A little roundup of awesome gadgets, useful gizmos and things that are just downright pretty that I’ve been fangirling over recently.

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Western riding in the New Forest

A delightful Saturday afternoon riding western-style around the New Forest, spotting wild ponies and pretending to be in Brokeback Mountain. Tally ho!

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How to: get cycling fit with yoga

Feeling a little bit saddle sore? Total Women’s Cycling have just finished a new video series of yoga moves specifically for biking that will show you how to keep flexible and strong – perfect for training during the chilly winter.…

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Wimbledon 2013

My sports watching partner in crime (Leo) and I spent a delightful Monday at Wimbledon after Leo magically managed to procure us centre court tickets. We watched Serena Williams cry, Sabine Lisicki kick ass, Murray make grunting sounds and Djokovic…

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How to: boulder, by UK champion Shauna Coxsey for Adidas

If you’ve ever fancied chalking up your fingers and teaching your body to defy gravity, watch inspiring UK champ Shauna Coxsey talk about her love of climbing, plus tips on warming up and improving your footwork, in these videos from…

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Five best accessories for summer gardens

Spring is finally here! Dust down your flipflops, crack out the Pimms and get out in the garden – it may have been a little neglected during the dark days of winter but there’s nothing more satisfying than getting your…

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‘Sheila’s Perfume’ and 27 other odd rose names

American photographer Russ McClintock has made a little collection of some of Britain’s most eccentric monikers for rose varieties. My favourites are Razzle Dazzle and Golden Oldie, but they are all very sweet (pun intended).

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The magical £5000 hobbit house

Simon Dale is my new hero – using just £5000 worth of materials and some man power he has magicked up a cosy little house in Wales for his family to live in. Eco friendly, low impact, and built using…

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Photogblog: spectacular Snowdonia

It’s been a few weeks since a crack team of 13 of outdoor enthusiasts decided to take on the mighty Snowdon. I swear my legs still ache.

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Snowdrop searching

If you are getting desperate waiting for the bluebells, a sure sign of the advent of spring, The National Trust has published this guide to snowdrop spotting.

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Top 10 songs about being outdoors

One of my favourite things in the whole world: cycling along a canal to a field full of clover, lying down and watching the clouds drift, sharing an MP3 player with someone else and listening to any of these. If…

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