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Competition: win a mystery adventure haul worth £200

Competition: win a mystery adventure haul worth £200

Fancy some shiny new stuff for spring? I’ve acquired a lot of gear in my kit cupboard over the past few years, so I’ve decided to make a selection of the best bits into an amazing outdoors goody …
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Starting 2018 in the great outdoors with #Berghausfirstfoot

Starting 2018 in the great outdoors with #Berghausfirstfoot

I started 2018 in proper outdoors fashion by taking on Berghaus’ #Berghausfirstfoot challenge – 10,000 steps (5 miles) of hiking on the first day of the year, followed by my traditional New Year’s Day swim.
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Review: Sorel Cozy Joan snow boot from Ellis Brigham

Review: Sorel Cozy Joan snow boot from Ellis Brigham

Wondering what to wear on your feet in the dark bitter days of winter? I’ve been out in rain and snow testing out Sorel’s Cozy Joan snow boots, £129.99 from Ellis Brigham. Cosy by both name and nature, they’…
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Competition: Win an Outwell Lawndale 5-man tent from Outdoor World UK

Competition: Win an Outwell Lawndale 5-man tent from Outdoor World UK

Busy planning outdoor adventures for spring? How about a gorgeous five man tent to fit all your mates in? I’m giving away a fantastic Outwell Lawndale tent worth £299 from Outdoor World Direct in my snazzy new competition.
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Walk: Porth Chapel to St Agnes coast path, Cornwall

Walk: Porth Chapel to St Agnes coast path, Cornwall

This easy to follow walk (it also makes a great trail run) takes in one of my favourite stretches of the Cornish coast path and includes all the Cornish classics – beautiful old mine shafts, wild flowers, deep blue ocean…
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Ten outdoorsy challenges for 2018

Ten outdoorsy challenges for 2018

I don’t massively subscribe to the ‘new year, new you’ bollocks that gets bandied about every January but I do believe in setting myself a few rewarding resolutions to help me get outdoors. These ten easy challenges are brilliant …
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Snow day crafts and recipes

Snow day crafts and recipes

Let it snow! Woken up to a magical winter landscape outside? Wrap up and head outdoors to play with my snow craft ideas for big and little kids alike, then warm up with hearty stews and warm winter recipes and&…
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Interview: adventurous filmmaker Jen Randall

Interview: adventurous filmmaker Jen Randall

I’m very excited about this one: an interview with the uber-inspiring Jen Randall, multi award-winning filmmaker and the lady behind the lens of The Bothy Project, Operation Moffat and new, heart-plucking documentary Psycho Vertical, based on the autobiography of …
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Winter cycling: essential tips and kit

Winter cycling: essential tips and kit

A touch of frost in the air is no reason not to get on your bike. Just get prepared properly to make sure you stay safe in poor conditions with my guide to safe winter cycling. Cycling in the winter&…
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Review: Fjallraven Räven jacket from Taunton Leisure

Review: Fjallraven Räven jacket from Taunton Leisure

My latest review is of a wear-anywhere light jacket from one of my favourite brands – Fjallraven’s Räven jacket from Taunton Leisure, £99. First designed in the 1970s, this classic is still going strong.
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Sponsored Post: Five ways to get outside with your gang

Sponsored Post: Five ways to get outside with your gang

Gathering up a gaggle of mates can feel like herding cats, but it’s definitely all worth the effort when everyone finally makes it to the countryside together. These are five of my favourite ways to get outdoors and get …
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Review: Montane Phoenix jacket

Review: Montane Phoenix jacket

Is your winter wardrobe missing a great padded mid-layer? Montane’s Phoenix, £140, might be the answer – this versatile and adventure-ready jacket is comfortable, water-resistant and seriously warm.
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The great outdoorsy Christmas gift guide 2017

The great outdoorsy Christmas gift guide 2017

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And to give these lovely presents to your outdoors-mad friends and family. This year my gift guide has a bit of a beachy, country vibe to it – expect cosy woolly blankets and jumpers,…
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The active girl’s guide to Edmonton, Alberta

The active girl’s guide to Edmonton, Alberta

Welcome to Edmonton. This vibrant city in the heart of Alberta is more than just a great base for exploring the Rockies – it’s also an adventurous capital in its own right, full of outdoor activities to try and cosy&…
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Walk: Alcock Tarn and Nab Scar, a magical slice of the Lake District

Walk: Alcock Tarn and Nab Scar, a magical slice of the Lake District

Lace up your hiking boots and hunt out a perfect, panoramic view of the Lake District on this beautiful walk in the fells above Grasmere. ‘The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but&…
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