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 it makes your snot black, so I’m a big fan of allotments, parks and any place green in general. Do you have a secret rooftop haven or grassy getaway in The Big Smoke? I’d love to hear about it -let me know and I’ll feature your photos, favourites and tips on the blog!

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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&…
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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,…
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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&…
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A little outdoors inspiration

A little outdoors inspiration

The lovely Elizabeth Grant rounds up some fun and easy ways to get outdoors this summer.
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The Garden Project at Jose Soria orphanage, La Paz, Part 2

The Garden Project at Jose Soria orphanage, La Paz, Part 2

The finished product, after two hectic weeks spent painting rainbows on everything and trying not to let the orphanage kids get too messy. A space&…
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The Garden Project at Jose Soria orphanage, La Paz

The Garden Project at Jose Soria orphanage, La Paz

Our volunteer team has been working with Bolivian orphans in La Paz for more than two months now, and as well as running workshops with&…
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Places to stay: La Senda Verde animal refuge

Places to stay: La Senda Verde animal refuge

Last weekend we stayed in one of the loveliest places in the world.
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The Best of La Paz

The Best of La Paz

I’ve lived in La Paz for six weeks now and am finally getting used to the insane traffic, bustling fruit markets and lung-burning altitude. …
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Review: the GoPro HD Hero camera

Review: the GoPro HD Hero camera

Snowboarder Simon Andrews waxes lyrical over his favourite bit of kit, the GoPro Hero camera.
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Snow girl style: photos from the pistes

Snow girl style: photos from the pistes

Check out what the coolest girl skiers and boarders are wearing in my resort, Cervinia.
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Guest post: The UK’s Best Rock Climbing Spots

Guest post: The UK’s Best Rock Climbing Spots

There’s some spectacular scenery that’s ideal for rock climbing in the United Kingdom, and wherever you live in Britain, you’re sure to …
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Confessions of a seasonnaire: the reality of ski seasons

Confessions of a seasonnaire: the reality of ski seasons

10 Confessions of a seasonnaire As devised by myself and my lovely housemate Jillian whilst we were very hungover and in bed. We’ve been working&…
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How to: the ultimate seasonnaire’s guide to waxing snowboards and skis

How to: the ultimate seasonnaire’s guide to waxing snowboards and skis

Waxing guide! That’s boards and skis, not legs. Snowboard wonderkid and fellow seasonnaire Simon Andrews kindly took time out of shredding the crap out …
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Interview with pro freestyle skier and UK champion Becky Hammond

Interview with pro freestyle skier and UK champion Becky Hammond

The Girl Outdoors loves a good girl sports hero, especially one as fearlessly cool as Becky Hammond, UK freeski champion and part of Team GB.&…
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Interview with pro surfer Mitch Corbett on the Endless Winter

Interview with pro surfer Mitch Corbett on the Endless Winter

Having to surf in the biting cold is pretty much inevitable for riders in the UK, where freezing green waves, menacing grey skies and frostbitten&…
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