My active travel column in The Independent

For my second adventure column for the The Independent I’ve hunted out incredible trips combining active travel with wildlife encounters, from swimming with whale sharks in Mozambique to hiking up to see gorillas in Uganda’s Impenetrable Forest.
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Here’s my first column: short-haul trips that are big on adventure

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Review: Grisport’s Typhoon walking boots

Review: Grisport’s Typhoon walking boots

Grisport’s bright and bold Typhoon, £49, proves a decent entry-level walking boot that’s pocket friendly too.
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Inspiring women at the Adventure Travel Film Festival

Inspiring women at the Adventure Travel Film Festival

What are you up to this weekend? If you find yourself in London town then you should head straight for the Adventure Travel Film Festival.&…
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#TaketoThailand to win a luxury escape

#TaketoThailand to win a luxury escape

Moped adventures along the coast, diving with rainbow-coloured fish off Koh Tao, exploring bustling Bangkok… Thailand is definitely one of my all-time favourite countries to&…
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Learning to sail in the British Virgin Islands

Learning to sail in the British Virgin Islands

In May I took to the turquoise waves of the Caribbean with the lovely lot from Girls For Sail for a week of dolphin spotting,&…
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Muck Boot wellingtons at Somersault Festival

Muck Boot wellingtons at Somersault Festival

I’m a sucker for a nice pair of wellies, and these marvellous Muck Boots were a lifesaver at the lovely but VERY muddy Somersault …
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Horseback combat with Jeep and #Renegadeswanted

Horseback combat with Jeep and #Renegadeswanted

For the second of my adventures with Jeep to celebrate their Renegades Wanted campaign I to learnt to shoot arrows from a cantering horse. When&…
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Home is where you pitch your tent

Home is where you pitch your tent

A picture from our weekend under canvas on the Isle of Purbeck, taken by Gavin Kennard. Because home is where you pitch it (or something&…
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Urban active kit from Skate Hut

Urban active kit from Skate Hut

Summering in the city? Get active in style with my pick of the best urban kit from Skate Hut.
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Review: the Bowhurst classic backpack

Review: the Bowhurst classic backpack

New brand on the block Bowhurst make handcrafted backpacks for “the brave and the bold”. I tested out their classic pack, £60, designed with explorers…
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Cornish sunshine in Finisterre

Cornish sunshine in Finisterre

Cult cold water surf company Finisterre bring their signature clean lines and earthy colours to their first summer collection, perfect for island bike trips and&…
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Lazy summer style favourites

Lazy summer style favourites

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside. Or at a chilled-out festival. Or in a park. To sum up, I love summer. Here’…
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Exploring the coast with Dorset Tea

Exploring the coast with Dorset Tea

All the delights of the Dorset coast: cosy canvas woodland homes, foraging for seaweed and cuppas on the beach with the lovely lot at Dorset&…
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Seal snorkelling on Scilly with Jeep and #Renegadeswanted

Seal snorkelling on Scilly with Jeep and #Renegadeswanted

For the first of my adventures with Jeep to celebrate their Renegades Wanted campaign Jake and I went snorkelling with seals on the gorgeous Isles&…
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Exploring stunning Swansea Bay

Exploring stunning Swansea Bay

A rather magical weekend under canvas on the gorgeous Gower. We went stand-up paddleboarding, swam in the sea and ate very tasty bacon sandwiches with&…
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Review: DHB Flashlight Highline waterproof cycling jacket

Review: DHB Flashlight Highline waterproof cycling jacket

Testing out dhb’s Flashlight Highline jacket, £84.99, designed to keep you snug in all weathers AND make you glow in the dark. Magic!
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