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 try one of these holidays designed just for girls, from learning wilderness skills in the…

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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 adventurous?’. Ah, the eternal question! Secondly, I had a lovely Facebook message from a reader,…

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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 adventures from my last trip to this Nordic wonder, and rounded up six of the…

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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 epic expeditions I’ve picked for Red Bull Adventures, all of which take just a week…

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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 suggest holing up at totally charming Combe Park Lodge, one of the National Trust‘s beautiful…

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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 most northern point of Norway, to Tarifa, the southernmost point of Spain. She told me…

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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 viewing benefit) is as close to flying as I’ve ever been. Paraglide St Anton am…

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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 swashbuckling drama begins on the BBC, I’ve written a guide to Poldark’s Cornwall for BBC…

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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 a stay at the cosy and charming Kings Head Hotel in the heart of the…

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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 car is the perfect way to combine discovering a new place with active adventure. Try…

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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 plenty of cats to cuddle. Between all the nothing we were busy doing I shot…

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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 Barrier Reef, a 2,000km stretch of coral that hugs almost the whole length of Queensland’s…

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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 deep blue waters, plus a stay at the Beech Hill Hotel on the banks of…

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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 I had a little cry. Let’s blame that on the altitude. Here’s my pretty much…

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Eight things to do on the island of Santorini

My favourite things from a very chilled out week on the Greek island of Santorini, a volcanic haven in the deep blue Aegean Sea (basically a list of all the stuff I did when I wasn’t sitting in the sunshine…

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Karina Kold surfs Margaret River, Western Australia

Three hours south of Perth you’ll find the beautiful winery and surf mecca of Margaret River. Wave-chaser Karina Kold explored the rolling breaks and hidden vineyards of this Western Australian gem and wrote a little guide to her favourite places…

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