How to get your mitts on a signed copy of The Girl Outdoors

You lovely lot have been requesting signed copies of The Girl Outdoors, and as both the blog and the book have just been shortlisted as blog of the year and book of the year at the Travel Media Awards 2018,…

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The Girl Outdoors, the book!

INTRODUCING THE GIRL OUTDOORS I wrote a book! I’m so happy to show you The Girl Outdoors, out now on Amazon and in bookshops. It’s published by Bloomsbury Publishing UK and is available to order in paperback and digital forms. The…

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British foraging favourites to find in autumn

The countryside is full of edible goodies all year round – you just have to know how to seek them out. My favourite autumn finds are perfect for beginner foragers.

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Recipe: brilliant wild garlic bread

I noticed on a cycle a few days ago that the wild garlic is starting to spring up. It’s the perfect find for a foraging newbie as it’s easy to spot in woodlands (look for the wide leaves, small white…

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Recipe: foraged rosehip tea

Rosehips are abundant in British hedgerows in autumn and early winter, and are easily recognisable – fat, bright red buds with spiky black ends. They are a bit of a wonder food – high in vitamins C, A and B…

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Photoblog: hunting fossils on the Jurassic Coast

A few weeks ago my lovely friend Gregory and I drove down to Kimmerage to do some David Attenborough-style exploring, collect fossils and get some (very chilly) sea air.

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Conservation and tourism in the Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons is branded as ‘one of Britain’s breathing spaces’. As the Park Authority releases its new plan to promote the sustainable management of resources over the next 20 years, The Girl Outdoors looks at how the Park, which…

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Brecon Beacons waterfall walk

The first in a series of posts on the beautiful Brecon Beacons, here’s Countryfile’s fantastic guide to the stunning waterfalls at Ystradfellte. My friends and I walked them all last month – a perfect Sunday trek through mossy woods and…

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How to: survive a snow day

And now to the beautiful and relentless icy enveloping the British Isles. The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings across most of the country, and news is pouring in of closed airports, stranded motorists, temperatures as low as -20…

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How to: make an eco bird feeder

Snow is brilliant, I think you will agree, when you are on a country walk that you know will end with a glass of mulled wine by a fire in a cosy country pub. If, however, you are a small…

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How to: make an eco-friendly sky lantern

How to assemble an eco-friendly biodegradable paper sky lantern, an alternative to wire models which can be harmful to livestock. Video created by me and my lovely housemates.

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Autumn walks in Great Britain

A little round up of places to wander and things to do this autumn.

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Recipe: foraged wild nettle soup

This weekend I decided to practise what I preached earlier on in this blog by going out foraging, also known as ‘seeing what wild goodies I can collect to feed myself with’. Foraging scares a lot of people – it…

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Biking from Cardiff Castle to Castle Coch

My housemate Leo and I went on a little impromptu cycle ride last week along the Taff Trail, which runs from Cardiff Bay to Brecon for 55miles. After a more paltry 8 miles, we ended up at Castle Coch, a…

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Five reasons to get on your bike

I love my bike. A whole lot. His name is Walter and he’s worth absolutely nothing, but I think I would need therapy if something happening to him. I was given Walter (he’s a Raleigh, get it?) by a friend…

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Cheeserolling, or why I love the British

Here is the basic premise: You get a very steep hill in gorgeous Glocestershire. You get the local rugby team to stand at the bottom, arms out and ready to catch muddy people. You park some ambulances handily close. You…

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