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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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10 country walks less than an hour from central London

10 country walks less than an hour from central London

While London may an awesome city to set up camp in, those living in the Big Smoke’s urban sprawl may sometimes find they yearn for the opportunity to escape to the country, if only for a hipster-free afternoon of …
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Photoblog: the ski photoshoot

Photoblog: the ski photoshoot

I spent last week on the sunny slopes of Verbier shooting a ski and snowboard photography feature for NPhoto magazine with the fantastic Ross Woodhall. Click on the images to see them in all their glory.
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A year in the Spanish outdoors

A year in the Spanish outdoors

No matter where I live in the world, I’ll always have a huge soft spot for Spain. It’s a treasure trove of unspoilt beauty spots and offers an amazing range of outdoor activities to suit all seasons, from …
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Guest Blog: Christmas in Morocco

Guest Blog: Christmas in Morocco

Gorgeous globetrotter Josephine Cox tells us of the joys of a winter break in sunnier climes.
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The Girl Outdoors does The Simple Things

The Girl Outdoors does The Simple Things

May I humbly suggest that you get hold of a copy of the January edition of lovely magazine The Simple Things, because I am in it! I’ve written a piece on wrapping up warm and go and play on …
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