Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Itching to get out into the wilderness? Some of the finest scenery in the whole of the UK is only a couple of hours away from Edinburgh’s city centre. Hire a car in Edinburgh and take an epic road trip to the outdoors paradise of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

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How to: Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

How to: Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

My lovely friend and fellow adventure-mad lady Karina Kold tells all about her hike to the lost city of the Incas, how to follow the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu and what to pack in your rucksack. Inca Trail to&…
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Learning to run in Vivo Barefoot shoes, part 2

Learning to run in Vivo Barefoot shoes, part 2

Here’s part two of my running re-education – building up to a 5k in Vivo‘s revolutionary barefoot trainers.
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Wassailing at The Ethicurean

Wassailing at The Ethicurean

Last weekend we went a-wassailing at Somerset’s beautiful Ethicurean restaurant, nestled in the Barley Wood Walled Garden. We recited poems to apple trees to bring about a good cider harvest, watched a mummer’s play and ate posh cheese …
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Review: HiGear Snowdon walking boots from Go Outdoors

Review: HiGear Snowdon walking boots from Go Outdoors

HiGear Snowdon boots review: Other girls may lust over Louboutins, but I like hiking boots. I really like hiking boots. Mainly because I can actually walk around in them without falling over. Here’s my review of how my latest …
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Winter camping guide: how to camp safely in the cold

Winter camping guide: how to camp safely in the cold

Mark Enright of outdoor equipment specialists Mountain Leisure Perth tells me his tips for sleeping over the snow and under the stars in this winter camping guide. Brrr! Winter camping guide Camping in the middle of winter is an experience&…
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How to: go foraging in Dublin, an illustrated guide

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 …
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Places to stay: The Manor At Weston-On-The-Green

Places to stay: The Manor At Weston-On-The-Green

In need of a little escape? I’m a very big fan of the Manor at Weston-on-the-Green, a cosy country retreat that’s easy on the eye and heavy on the charm. Manor at Weston review If you’re feeling …
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Competition: Win tickets to the Adventure Travel Show 2014

Competition: Win tickets to the Adventure Travel Show 2014

In January the world’s most daring explorers, talented travel photographers and coolest tour companies (plus hundreds of fans of the road less travelled) are converging on The Adventure Travel Show in London. Fancy a day of inspiring talks, workshops …
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Learning to run in Vivo Barefoot shoes, part 1

Learning to run in Vivo Barefoot shoes, part 1

For the last few weeks I’ve been attempting to retrain my body and learn to run in Vivo Barefoot running shoes. So far? I’m a little bit obsessed with them.
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Rockfish Koi wellingtons

Rockfish Koi wellingtons

Last weekend Lucy and I spent a delightful time pretending to be in Downton at The Manor at Weston, and I got to wander about the grounds in my gorgeous new Koi laceup wellingtons from cool British label Rockfish.
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The great outdoorsy Christmas gift guide 2013

The great outdoorsy Christmas gift guide 2013

Oh man I love Christmas. I love all the fairy lights and walks in the snow and novelty jumpers and attempting to drink my own body weight in glühwein. I do not, however, like the crazy shopping frenzies of …
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How to: get cycling fit with yoga

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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Four amazing outdoor experiences in Italy

Four amazing outdoor experiences in Italy

It may be known as the prime destination for gazing at art and gorging yourself on the three main food groups (that’s pizza, pasta and wine), but there’s an outdoorsy side to Italy too, adventure fiends. When you’…
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Review: Berghaus Flux 20 Litre Day Sack

Review: Berghaus Flux 20 Litre Day Sack

I took my nice new Berghaus Flux daysack, £50, out for a little spin around Ashton Court’s mountain bike trails to see how it dealt with mud, sweat and falling into bushes a lot. Ouch.
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Video: A kiteracer from the North

Video: A kiteracer from the North

Ethereal Canadian lakes? Check. Stunning Mexican scenery? Check. An awesome outdoors girl showing off her talent? Massive check. Videomaker François Guinaudeau presents ‘A kiteracer from the North’, following Québécoise Catherine Dufour‘s training process around the world.
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