Hiking At Altitude: Altitude Sickness and Altitude Sickness Remedies

Hiking in high mountain passes is one of the most awe-inspiring adventures on earth, but the rarified air in the highest peaks on the planet can take a toll. Be prepared of the effects of trekking above 2,400 metres with…

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Nine of the best active trips to plan for 2019

Make 2019 the year you learn a new skill or master a new sport in a gorgeous landscape. My top nine best active trips to book in 2019 are all the inspiration you’ll need to go hiking in high mountains,…

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Competition: Win a female fit Osprey Tempest rucksack

To celebrate International Women’s Day I’m giving away an Osprey Tempest rucksack designed to perfectly fit female bodies and ideal for everyday adventures.   WIN AN OSPREY TEMPEST BACKPACK Not all backpacks are created equal. And they shouldn’t be –…

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Multi-day hiking tips | how to plan for self-sufficient treks

Jake Thompsett of JT Expeditions shares his five top tips for planning and packing for self-supported multi-day hiking trips. HOW TO PLAN A MULTI-DAY HIKING TRIP 1. Get your admin sorted: Organising everything carefully both in advance and when you’re hiking…

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Ten British outdoor adventures to plan this year

I think it’s finally safe to say it – spring is here! Time to emerge from hibernation and start planning a summer of outdoor adventures. There’s no need to hop on a plane to go somewhere wild and wonderful –…

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Nine little adventures in the Norwegian fjords

Little adventures in and around gorgeous Geiranger in Norway’s western fjords, from my travels there with P&O Cruises. Just watch out for the trolls… Nine Norwegian fjords adventures Norway’s fjords have rightly been an adventurer’s mecca for centuries. This is…

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Weekend adventures: big adventures, little time

Think work will get in the way of dreaming big? Not if you pick one of these seven epic weekend adventures, all of which fit into just a few days and require little or no annual leave. Pack a bag,…

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Review: Thule AllTrail 45 litre rucksack

On my neverending quest for the perfect backpack I put Thule’s 45l, female-specific AllTrail, £145, through its paces. Thule AllTrail rucksack review Product description: “A versatile, all-around pack built to withstand any season and countless activities. It’s the one pack…

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Places to Stay: Laggan Bothies, Scottish Highlands

So many of you commented on my Instagram stories of my stay in the teeny tiny and totally lovely Laggan Bothies in the Highlands wondering how to spend the night there. Time for a review of this amazing glamping bothy,…

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Adventurous Sweden – a Stockholm Country Break in Sörmland

Hej hej (that’s hello) from Sörmland! I spent the loveliest long weekend in this gorgeous corner of Sweden. Just a quick hop from Stockholm, it’s the perfect place for an adventurous escape. Use my Sormland Sweden travel guide and plan…

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Sponsored post: finding the spirit of Britannia with The Royal Mint

Last month I headed for the hills of Helvellyn in the Lake District to help celebrate the spirit of The Royal Mint‘s brand new Britannia collection of coins. FINDING THE SPIRIT OF BRITANNIA A few weeks ago the amazing filming…

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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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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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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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Review: Danner Mountain Light hiking boots

Hellooooo beautiful. You may recognise these gorgeous hiking boots – they played a starring role on Reece Witherspoon’s feet in Wild. So how does Danner’s much-coveted Mountain Light Cascade, £287, measure up off-screen? Read my Danner Mountain Light Cascade review to…

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Review: Keen Terradora leather hiking boots

Hitting the trails of Nova Scotia in the smart, waterproof leather Terradora boot from Keen, £119.99, a versatile hiking boot that is ready for the elements.

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