Places to stay: Chapel House, Penzance review

Need a dose of sea and serious calm? Head to Chapel House, a light-filled sanctuary in pretty Penzance that feels more stylish home from home…

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The surfer’s bucket list: 8 must-surf spots

Forget ticking off the biggest or the gnarliest breaks in the world – these to-die-for surf spots are as beautiful as they are unusual. I…

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Six awesome active holidays for women

Hey lady. Where are you adventuring this summer? If you’re searching for an active break and the chance to meet a gaggle of new mates…

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Going solo: how to travel alone and find adventure buddies

A few things have inspired me to put this post together. Firstly, lots of you are searching for topics like ‘how can I be more…

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Video: six fantastic outdoor adventures in Finland

Ah, Finland! Land of 190,000 lakes, endless empty forests, the occasional moose and really nice cinnamon buns. I made a video of my favourite little…

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How to: have an epic adventure in just a few weeks

If you fancy planning your own life-changing, globe-trotting journeys but worry work will get in the way of dreaming big, try one of these seven…

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Places to stay: National Trust’s Combe Park Lodge, Devon

If these crazy times make you want to run away to the woods, I hear you. For a little slice of peace and quiet I’d…

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Interview: Philippa Cox rode a bike the length of Europe

The inspiring and intrepid Philippa Cox quit her job, packed her panniers and set off for an epic 5,000 mile bike journey from Nordkapp, the…

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How it feels to paraglide over St Anton am Arlberg, Austria

Ever dreamed of soaring over mountains and pine forests and wished for wings? Paragliding over St Anton (whilst precariously holding onto a GoPro for your…

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Discover Poldark’s Cornwall – locations and stories

Drama, danger, romance, passion – the wild coasts, moors and mines of Cornwall fuel the beating heart of Poldark. As a new series of the…

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A spot of polo and a stay at the King’s Head Hotel, Cirencester

Fancy a chukka? Try a spot of polo at the gorgeous Cirencester Park Polo Club with a day at their academy. Perfect rounded off with…

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Best active road trips for The Independent

Dreaming of the road less travelled? Roaring down a ribbon of tarmac through wild open spaces is one of life’s great pleasures, and exploring by…

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Southern Crete Travel Guide | Taking it slow

Southern Crete Travel Guide: Lazy days with friends in southern Crete, a quiet oasis of unchanged mountain villages, astonishingly limpid seas, proper Greek tavernas and…

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef diving guide

Captivated by David Attenborough’s explorations of the place he calls “the most magical thing I ever saw in my life”? I was too. The Great…

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Places to stay: Favourites from the Lake District

Cumbria, you’re a bit of all right. Here are my favourite walks, wild swims, campsites and cycle routes in the land of lofty fells and…

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Trekking Mount Kenya – my mountain diary

Last Autumn I went on an epic walk with Exodus to the summit of Mount Kenya. It took five days to reach the top, where…

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