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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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