Interview with foraging expert Fergus Drennan

We chat to Fergus Drennan, of fantastic foraging blog Wild Man Wild food, about eating frogspawn, living off the fat of the land and life as a hunter/gatherer.

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Surfing in St Davids, Pembrokeshire

Surfing in St Davids, Pembrokeshire

I went surfing in gorgeous St Davids in Pembrokeshire last weekend. The sea was FREEZING but the weather was beautiful. And we made a new dog friend called Bill.
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Interview: The Guyrope Gourmet on camping cookery

Interview: The Guyrope Gourmet on camping cookery

Josh Sutton, aka the Guyrope Gourmet, is not a fan of baked beans. Instead, he likes nothing more than to haul fresh neck fillets of lamb and a bottle of red wine across the Howgills, start up a fire and&…
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Recipe: The Guyrope Gourmet’s mussels with beer and coriander

Recipe: The Guyrope Gourmet’s mussels with beer and coriander

We’ve just interviewed Josh Sutton, aka the Guyrope Gourmet, about his love of good food and good camping. He’s very kindly given us this fantastic one-pot wonder recipe to share. Who said outdoor eating has to be all …
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How to: survive in the urban jungle, a video guide

How to: survive in the urban jungle, a video guide

The hilarious bunch at Bloomsbury books have made a very informative video on how to live through all kinds of urban peril to promote brilliant new book The Survival Manual by Rich Johnson. Watch out for the bananas, now.
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Cycling chic: gear for biking beauties

Cycling chic: gear for biking beauties

Make your morning commute a bit brighter with the coolest new cycle accessories.
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The Girl Outdoors in The Simple Thing’s March issue

The Girl Outdoors in The Simple Thing’s March issue

I’ve written a guide to country walks in the beautiful March issue of my favourite magazine, The Simple Things. There’s an explanation of the Right to Roam, walking songs to sing, how to deal with bitchy cows and …
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Interview with women’s cycling ambassador Lydia Boylan

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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How to: find yourself on a map

How to: find yourself on a map

Survival expert Rich Johnson gives us a map-reading masterclass.
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How to: orient yourself by the stars

How to: orient yourself by the stars

If you’re stranded in the dark, your best resource is the night sky above you. Rich Johnson explains how to use the stars to guide you home.
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Review: Mountain Warehouse women’s Shimana merino base layer

Review: Mountain Warehouse women’s Shimana merino base layer

I do like a good baselayer – especially one as fluffy and soft as my new Shimana merino layer, £29.99 from the fantastic Mountain Warehouse. After a very chilly week skiing in Val Thorens (chilly when not being cuddled by…
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Barbour spring/summer collection 2013

Barbour spring/summer collection 2013

Last week the NPhoto team and I were shooting a set of portraits at the gorgeous Ston Easton country house, which seemed like the perfect time to wear the lovely Brimstone fair isle cardigan that Barbour have sent me.
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Review: Mountain Warehouse Heavenly Extreme women’s ski jacket

Review: Mountain Warehouse Heavenly Extreme women’s ski jacket

I spent last week skiing like a loon in Val Thorens, and the fab folk at Mountain Warehouse kitted me out before I left for my Three Valleys adventure with this gorgeous purple Heavenly Extreme Ski Jacket, £69.99. Seven days…
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Outdoor musts in Leeds and Yorkshire

Outdoor musts in Leeds and Yorkshire

Despite my love affair with the outdoor beauties of the West Country, there’s so much exciting stuff kicking off up North this year that I am tempted to up sticks and move to the dales. In the meantime, outdoor …
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Photoblog: Abandoned places

Photoblog: Abandoned places

Check out these incredible photos of lost cities, underwater treasures and nature taking over the man-made from Francesco Mugnai’s design blog. They give me wanderlust like nothing else.
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‘Sheila’s Perfume’ and 27 other odd rose names

‘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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