Review: Gelert Lakeside Deluxe 300 Dl sleeping bag

I’m heading to Glastonbury next week, and am so excited I’m a bit worried I’m going to burn out before I even get there. The…

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British surfing

The mantra that “The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun” is common lore amongst surfers, and whilst this might sound…

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The best surfing beaches in Wales

I absolutely, utterly and completely love surfing. I should quickly make it clear that this does not mean I am GOOD at surfing: I spend…

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Review: Keen women’s Venice H2 sandals

Last weekend I headed to Rest Bay for a surfing session in the cold cold Welsh sea. Besides catching a few waves I also tested…

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Alice Robert’s Wild Swimming

Absolutely beautiful show on BBC Iplayer at the moment: Alice Roberts swims in empty lochs, freezing rivers and underground lagoons, interspaced with water-based poetry in…

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Photogblog: spectacular Snowdonia

It’s been a few weeks since a crack team of 13 of outdoor enthusiasts decided to take on the mighty Snowdon. I swear my legs…

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Review: Keen women’s Shasta walking boots

Keen Hiking Boots Review: Last weekend a gang of 13 of us packed into some small, unreliable cars and drove from Cardiff to Snowdon. Watch…

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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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Interview with Steve Young, soldier turned polar explorer

Need some inspiration to get fit and get outdoors? Read my interview with the incredibly inspiring injured soldier who proved the doctors wrong – not…

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Review: The North Face Borealis rucksack

My last backpack finally gave up the ghost a few months ago, leaving me and my stuff feeling unprotected and alone. So I was very…

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Snowdrop searching

If you are getting desperate waiting for the bluebells, a sure sign of the advent of spring, The National Trust has published this guide to…

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Top 10 songs about being outdoors

One of my favourite things in the whole world: cycling along a canal to a field full of clover, lying down and watching the clouds…

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British Military Fitness mud runs

I really really really want to do this:

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Brecon Beacons: The movie. An epic drama

This is what happens when you take three mates (one of whom has IMovie and a great desire to avoid doing revision) and go on…

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Review: Hiker Heavy Crew Icebreaker socks

It is very very cold in our house, as we are poor students who skimp on electricity bills and we live in Wales, not best…

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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…

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