Competition: win one of five bottles of Rock Rose gin

Loving the lazy days of summer? Might I politely suggest that winning a bottle of my favourite Rock Rose gin might make your plans to picnic on beaches and lounge by rivers all through this heatwave even better? Win Rock Rose…

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Recipe: foraged elderflower cordial

July is the best time to pick sweet-smelling elderflower blossoms, and this easy-to-make elderflower cordial recipe makes perfect summery cocktails or a homemade present. Lazy summer days were made for foraging walks. If you come across an elderflower bush, pick…

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Jet, set, go! My favourite travel pieces for summer 2017

We’re all going on a summer holiday – pack your bags with these travel-friendly treats, including my go-to carry-on suitcase, comfy flats, sporty sunglasses and the best smelling insect repellent ever.   Summer travel favourites Delsey Caumartin suitcase, £149 from…

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10 summer evening adventures to take this week

Long summer evenings were made for little adventures. It’s time to stop seeing the working week as something to get through, (‘Hump Day’: ICK) and learn to savour hours of balmy sunshine. Tick off some of my favourite outdoor escapes…

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Weekend adventures for under £50 for Red Bull

“You don’t have to be rich to travel well,” noted travel writer Eugene Fodor. Wise words. Get more bang for your buck with one of the brilliant weekend adventures across Britain I’ve chosen for RedBull Adventure – they all cost…

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Summer in St Anton Am Arlberg, Austria

A long weekend in one of my favourite places on the planet – St Anton in Austria, where wild flowers and pine trees cover the green hills, where the air is fresh and where the locals really like beer and…

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Josie finds calm in the south of France and on the Turkish coast

Read the wonderful Josie Cox‘s travel tales in France and Turkey, where she finds beauty and a warm welcome despite troubled times.

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The ultimate UK camping guide from Halfords

Camping newbie? Whether you’re taking a carful of kids to Europe or headed to your first festival, learn your guy ropes from your glamping with Halfords’ ultimate camping guide.

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Places to stay: the best Cornish campsites

Sunny meadows, secret coves, sleepy fishing villages, pasties to stuff in your face – Cornwall was made for proper summer camping adventures, just like the ones you went on as a little’un. Pack a tent and a surfboard and spend…

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Lazy summer style favourites

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside. Or at a chilled-out festival. Or in a park. To sum up, I love summer. Here’s my pick of nice new gear for the balmy weather, from the perfect sandals to…

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Summer in one take

To celebrate a massive 100 issues of BBC Countryfile Magazine, Heather, Maria and I made absolute goons of ourselves on the beach in a one-take video wonder filmed by Owen at Lagosta. How many summer cliches can you spot? Read…

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Festival special: Top ten under £100

Missed out on Glastonbury tickets? Or feeling the pinch and want the outdoors experience for less? These beauties are the finest fests in the land, all for under 100 squids, chosen and (on the whole) personally experienced by me. Book…

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