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Wales Coast – our favourite wild wonders

Daniel Start, author of the new Wild Guide to Wales, shares his favourite wild wonders of the Welsh coast.. 1. Porth Wen, Anglesey Best abandoned ruin This superb hidden bay on the remote north east coast of Anglesey is dominated by an amazing ruined brickworks, with an abandoned harbour and an intriguing set of beehive […]

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Wild Wales – Seven Secret Wonders

Daniel Start’s new compendium of adventures to Wales, from the best-selling Wild Guide series, contains over 1000 hidden places, and publishes on 1st May. Here he picks seven amazing natural wonders that very few people even know about. 1) The quarry or caverns – Dinorwig, Llanberis Centuries of slate mining have left extraordinary features all […]

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Best bothies in Scotland

Co-author of the new Wild Guide Scotland, Richard Gaston, shares his top 5 Scottish Bothies The bothy is a remarkable part of Scotland’s outdoor culture – a basic accommodation left unlocked, for anyone to shelter in. Maintained by the volunteers of the Mountain Both Association and generous landowners, no full Scottish outdoor experience would be […]

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Wild Portugal – from wolf traps to skinny dips

Edwina Pitcher, author of Wild Guide Portugal, gave a talk at Stanfords Travel Bookshop last week in Covent Garden, where she shared some of her favourite, and less expected, wild places from that beautiful country. While Portugal is known for its blue skies and sandy beaches but there are several unexpected wild places just inland. […]

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How to climb trees

For the majority of us, tree climbing brings back memories of our childhood. When you would stand at the bottom of a tree, mapping out your route before attempting to climb to the highest point. Many of us will remember that feeling of joy when reaching the top, shortly followed by that daunting feeling that […]

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Wild canoe camp on the River Wye

Joey Holmes from Cool of the Wild shares her top tips for canoe camping.. Probably my favourite thing to do in life is to go camping. Sleeping out in my back garden or pitching up on a crowded campsite used to be just enough for me to get my camping kicks – camping is camping and I […]

Tarpology – how to set up a micro shelter

Next to tents, the tarp is the most important bit of shelter the wilderness traveller carries. For a solo/tandem little tarp, go for nothing less than 3m long and 2m wide. Use a big tarp for groups, the bigger the better, up to about 5m max and the same wide. PU proofed nylon is pretty […]

How to go Bikepacking

Laurence McJannet, author of our new BIKEPACKING book, tells us about what kit you need (or don’t need) for this fantastic activity. As with any new niche in cycling – be it cross-country, trials, all-mountain, downhill or enduro – the industry has certainly been quick to embrace bikepacking. With a view to creating modern bikes […]

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Wild Swimming Spain – new book reveals most beautiful places

5 Incredible wild swims in Spain If you’re dreaming of wild swimming under a warm and golden sun then perhaps this will tempt you to plan a holiday in Spain this summer. Wild Things authors John Weller and Lola Culsán have spent the last three summers travelling the length and breadth of the country swimming, […]

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Rewilding Dartmoor

Is Rewilding the Future for Dartmoor? Caya Edwards from The Dartmoor Society explore the issues and arguments here. You can learn more at a debate on the subject on 29th October. George Monbiot started the discussion in relation to Dartmoor, and ruffled a few feathers, when he spoke to the National Parks Conference last October, ‘Time […]

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