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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Best Wild Micro-Adventures for Autumn

Make the most of the shorter days with our round-up of the best micro-adventures for autumn: Morning mists are perfect for visiting atmospheric ruins, and blue skies make a wonderful backdrop to autumnal leaves – especially fine in southern England’s many beech forests. This is the time of rutting stags locking antlers in wood land clearings. It is the season of mellow […]


My Wild Things: The Girl Outdoors

Sian Anna Lewis is a journalist obsessed with adventure. She runs the blog The Girl Outdoors, featuring travel, sport, photography, outdoor style and gear reviews. Here, she reveals her favourite Wild Things: What made you set up The Girl Outdoors? Getting out into the open has always been my passion, so when I started working as a writer it […]


Lost Lanes Wales: 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Wales and the English Border by Jack Thurston

This week we’re launching Jack Thurston’s new book, Lost Lanes Wales. The book feature new bike rides across mountain summits, enchanted woodlands, wild seashores, shimmering lakes and ancient ways. Lost Lanes Wales also features the best routes for weekends away, wild camping, natural wonders, stunning views, history, arts, culture, gourmets and families. Here, Jack Thurston reveals […]

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