Competition: win £100 to spend on winter goodies from Fat Face

I’ve always been a little bit in love with Fat Face’s philosophy:

“Hunt down the perfect wave, ski from dawn till dusk, shed your 9 to 5 skin. When all is said and done, better a bad day on the slopes than a good day in the office.”

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Review: Brasher Hillmaster hiking socks for women

Review: Brasher Hillmaster hiking socks for women

I have new socks! So without further ado let me introduce:
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Cold Hawaii – the Danish surf mecca

Cold Hawaii – the Danish surf mecca

Surf fan and fellow girl outdoors Karina Kold on catching the best of Danish waves at Klitmøller.
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Review: Hi-Tec Lynx Trail mid women’s boots

Review: Hi-Tec Lynx Trail mid women’s boots

I like post. Especially when it’s a box containing a lovely new pair of Hi-Tec Lynx trail hiking boots (£54.00) from the very nice people at Go Outdoors. My new boots are a pretty dove grey and they are all&…
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Mud Runner 2012 – nothing tougher!

Mud Runner 2012 – nothing tougher!

Last Sunday Hayley, Pete and I made it through seven grueling, muddy, sweaty miles of the Mud Runner Classic 2012, at the beautiful Eastnor Castle in the Malverns.
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How to use a storm kettle

How to use a storm kettle

If you’re as much of a fan as I am of going off on adventures down rivers in wooden canoes, Famous Five Style (lashings of ginger beer optional), you may have used a storm kettle before. If you haven’…
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Wanderlust Blog of the Week

Wanderlust Blog of the Week

The Girl Outdoors is Wanderlust magazine‘s blog of the week! And they’ve published the Girl’s Guide to surviving the Amazon on their website, which is very nice of them. We feel special.
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Photoblog: a day on Dartmoor

Photoblog: a day on Dartmoor

Some days I love my job.
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Surfspiration: desk based wanderlust

Surfspiration: desk based wanderlust

I’m not going surfing for another two weeks, so in the meantime I am going to stare at this periodically.
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Five amazing must-surf spots

Five amazing must-surf spots

I think it may be time to accept the sad inevitability of it being winter. again
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Lazy Sunday afternoons with The Simple Things

Lazy Sunday afternoons with The Simple Things

Gorgeous new magazine The Simple Things is my new obsession. Gentle, friendly and different to other brash, consumerist and advertising heavy publications, The Simple Things concentrates, as the name suggests, on simple, lovely stuff: herb gardening, apple picking, coffee savouring,&…
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How to: go glamping

How to: go glamping

Leaky tents, muddy fields and tepid baked beans do not a happy weekend of camping make, but tend to be the inevitable reality. Luckily, the discerningly stylish outdoorsy enthusiast can now enjoy the great outdoors without getting her designer Hunter&…
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Secret Outdoors London

Secret Outdoors London

Urban paradises are made all the more beautiful by their incongruous surroundings. When I’m in London I can’t go more than a few days without feeling like I need a break from traffic, people, and air so dirty …
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The Beauty of Barbour

The Beauty of Barbour

This is a little bit of a love letter to the jackets that I once eschewed as being worn only by fashion victims and the queen but now adore. It took me a few years of pretending I wasn’t …
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How to: pack for a trip to the Amazon jungle

How to: pack for a trip to the Amazon jungle

After sustaining more than 70 mosquito bites on one leg in the depths of the Bolivian Amazon, I feel authorized to advise on these matters, and so I present you with a handy little guide to packing for South America…
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How to: take a girls-only road trip

How to: take a girls-only road trip

The phrase “road trip”, in true Kerouackian style, always conjures up images of wide-open spaces and the freedom to roam. Whilst a driving adventure with a motley crew of mates is always a great idea, what can be even better&…
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