Competition: Win a kitesurfing holiday with Explora Morocco

The adrenaline junkies over at Explora Morocco have a pretty rad prize up for grabs in their new competition – an action-packed week of kite surfing for two on the Moroccan coast.

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Best autumn country walks

From bracing cliff hikes to autumn leaf-stomping riverside strolls, there’s no shortage of appealing places ramble about in this autumn. Lace up your boots, whack out the waterproofs and don’t forget some dosh for a well-deserved post-walk pub lunch. CATBELLS,…

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Gift Your Gear with Rohan

Want to give a little outdoors loving back? Sarah Howcroft’s genius initiative, Gift Your Gear, takes your donated old kit and uses it to help kids develop a love of the great outdoors. And as a little reward for being…

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Places to stay: Turkish yoga retreats

The lovely Josie Cox headed to the forested mountains of Turkey to see if she could cut it as a “wheatgrass-munching nirvana-seeking mantra-chanting hippie” at Huzur Vadisi

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Israeli Adventures part 2: mountain biking in the Negev Desert

In June I spent a week in Israel discovering the delights of Tel Aviv, biking in the Negev Desert and wandering around the labyrinthine streets of old Jerusalem. Here’s part two of the journey – cycling in the desert. Some…

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Mud Runner Dirty Weekend 2013

On Saturday the crack team that was Pete, Pete, Kenny and I completed the Mud Runner Oblivion 10k, a gruelling cross country run dotted with obstacles, monkey bars and peat bogs held at Eastnor Castle in the Malverns. I’m still…

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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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Princes play polo

I spent yesterday at Beaufort Polo Club watching Prince Harry (in yellow) and Prince William (in blue) dashingly hit things with sticks. And we stepped on some divots.

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MandMDirect’s Reward a Runner competition

If your lovely dad is training hard or your best mate’s in need of some shiny new lycra to motivate her to victory, I’ve found you the perfect way to show you care about their blisters – by nominating them…

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Interview with women’s cycling ambassador Lydia Boylan

National cycling charity CTC have put together a brand new, women-only elite cycling team, to help promote cycling and encourage girls to get on their bikes. The team will be racing both in the UK and abroad, as well as…

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Photoblog: the ski photoshoot

I spent last week on the sunny slopes of Verbier shooting a ski and snowboard photography feature for NPhoto magazine with the fantastic Ross Woodhall. Click on the images to see them in all their glory.

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Review: the GoPro HD Hero camera

Snowboarder Simon Andrews waxes lyrical over his favourite bit of kit, the GoPro Hero camera.

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Snow girl style: photos from the pistes

Check out what the coolest girl skiers and boarders are wearing in my resort, Cervinia.

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Guest post: The UK’s Best Rock Climbing Spots

There’s some spectacular scenery that’s ideal for rock climbing in the United Kingdom, and wherever you live in Britain, you’re sure to have some fantastic cliff faces a reasonable distance away. Rebecca Hall sums up her favourite spots.

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Confessions of a seasonnaire: the reality of ski seasons

10 Confessions of a seasonnaire As devised by myself and my lovely housemate Jillian whilst we were very hungover and in bed. We’ve been working in the Italian Alps for two months now, in which I have learned that salopettes…

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How to: the ultimate seasonnaire’s guide to waxing snowboards and skis

Waxing guide! That’s boards and skis, not legs. Snowboard wonderkid and fellow seasonnaire Simon Andrews kindly took time out of shredding the crap out of the Cervinia backcountry to compile this fantastic guide to waxing your snowboard or skis for…

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