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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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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The winter bucket list for active travellers

Winter is coming – but don’t let the end of summer stop you exploring far and wild. Embrace the chill and get outside one of the ultimate cold weather adventures from my winter travel bucket list from a ski expedition aboard…

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My guide to island hopping in the Scottish Hebrides

Shrouded in myths and mists in equal measure and home to gorgeous beaches, magical camping spots and, I would argue, the tastiest whiskey in the world, the archipelagos of the inner and outer Hebrides are one of the dreamiest places…

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Wild camping: finding the confidence to go solo

Gain wild camping confidence: dreaming of sleeping solo under the stars but not sure if you’re brave enough to wild camp alone? I feel you! Here are my thoughts on gaining the confidence to give wild camping for one a…

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Ryvoan, the perfect beginner bothy in the Scottish Highlands

Last week I ticked a big one off my adventurous bucket list – sleeping solo in a bothy in the Scottish mountains. Bothies, in case you haven’t come across these lovely things, are small mountain refuges dotted amongst Britain’s wildest…

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Video: Sailing around the Inner Hebrides on the Bessie Ellen

Come aboard the Bessie Ellen, one of the last of Britain’s traditional trading ketches still to sail our seas, with my video diary of our island-hopping explorations in Scotland.

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Scottish island hopping aboard the Bessie Ellen

This spring I sailed away aboard the Bessie Ellen, one of the last of Britain’s traditional trading ketches still to sail our seas, to write a story for Coast magazine. The Bessie Ellen spends her summers wandering where the wind…

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Hiking in the Scottish highlands

A two-day hike through glorious sunshine, driving rain and many a midge cloud in the stunning highlands of Glen Affric.

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Wild swimming at the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

Take a dip somewhere a little bit magic – the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye. Crystal clear icy water flows from the foot of the Cuillin mountains, forming lagoons and waterfalls that’ll both enchant you and give you serious brain…

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