My favourite Urban Sanctuaries with Victorinox

I may be obsessed with time spent in the great outdoors but the reality is that I spend most of my days living and working in a city, so Victorinox challenged me to share my favourite urban sanctuaries. These are…

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Ryvoan, the perfect beginner bothy in the Scottish Highlands

Last week I ticked a big one off my adventurous bucket list – sleeping solo in a bothy in the Scottish mountains. Bothies, in case you haven’t come across these lovely things, are small mountain refuges dotted amongst Britain’s wildest…

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High altitude mountain adventures to challenge you

Ready to get high? A high-altitude mountain trek makes for the ultimate adventurous challenge. Multi-day hill hikes can be physically tough, but they always come with an amazing reward for your efforts – the pure joy of reaching a summit…

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Ten British outdoor adventures to plan this year

I think it’s finally safe to say it – spring is here! Time to emerge from hibernation and start planning a summer of outdoor adventures. There’s no need to hop on a plane to go somewhere wild and wonderful –…

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Starting 2018 in the great outdoors with #Berghausfirstfoot

I started 2018 in proper outdoors fashion by taking on Berghaus’ #Berghausfirstfoot challenge – 10,000 steps (5 miles) of hiking on the first day of the year, followed by my traditional New Year’s Day swim.

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Walk: Porth Chapel to St Agnes coast path, Cornwall

This easy to follow walk (it also makes a great trail run) takes in one of my favourite stretches of the Cornish coast path and includes all the Cornish classics – beautiful old mine shafts, wild flowers, deep blue ocean…

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Walk: Alcock Tarn and Nab Scar, a magical slice of the Lake District

Lace up your hiking boots and hunt out a perfect, panoramic view of the Lake District on this beautiful walk in the fells above Grasmere. ‘The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but…

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Review: Danner Mountain Light hiking boots

Hellooooo beautiful. You may recognise these gorgeous hiking boots – they played a starring role on Reece Witherspoon’s feet in Wild. So how does Danner’s much-coveted Mountain Light Cascade, £287, measure up off-screen? Danner Mountain Light Cascade review Product description:…

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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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Five coastal birdwatching walks in Britain

Feeling an itch to twitch? Britain is one of the most rewarding places in the world to spot wild birds, and in summer our coastline is teeming with feathery visitors. These glorious walks will let you spot puffins, choughs, oystercatchers…

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The best daysacks, chosen for The Independent

Heading for the great outdoors? Make sure you know where you’re going to stash all your gear first. A daysack, as the name implies, is a backpack large enough to fit all the essentials you’ll need for a ramble in…

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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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10 best hiking boots for women for The Independent

Picking a new pair of hiking boots can be a complicated endeavour. There’s a lot of choice out there, as well as a lot of jargon, so if you’re on the hunt for one pair of trusty boots it’s worth…

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COMPETITION: Win a pair of Keen Terradora boots

Win a gorgeous pair of Keen’s new Terradora boots, £109.99. Waterproof, comfy and designed specifically for women, they’ll be your perfect parter for a year of outdoor adventures.

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A walk to Blue Lake, Snowdonia

Exploring a beautiful and slightly eerie old quarry pool hidden in a pocket of southern Snowdonia, complete with secret Hobbit tunnels and incredible views over Cardigan Bay.

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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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