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Wild Winter Phenomena

As the snow sets in and icy winds prevail, we couldn’t help but hunt for a selection of wonderful winter phenomena. Check out our Pinterest board to gaze at wintery landscapes, giant icicles and frosty happenings from around the world. Although we won’t, unfortunately, come across an ice cave or volcanic ice tower in the […]

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Foraging: Wild Garlic

Bringing foraged goods back to the kitchen table is rewarding and a great way to achieve a sense of well-being. Equipped with a bag and a knife, a woodland walk can supply a great addition to your kitchen shelves. If you’re looking to give wild food a go, wild garlic, aka ramson, should be at […]

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The Best of Bramleys

Apparently it’s Bramley Apple Week (2nd-8th February) – a celebration of the humble Bramley apple launched over two decades ago. With freezers and pantries across Great Britain (or at least Somerset and Herefordshire) stocked full of delicious fruit picked in the Autumn, this could be a great opportunity to use some of them up! Here at […]

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Guest Post: Simon Ingram, the Editor of Trail Magazine on the Beauty of British Mountains

Why did you write your book Between the Sunset and the Sea: A View of 16 British Mountains, and what do you hope the book will provide for readers? I always had this hankering to dig further into the less tangible, more esoteric aspects of the British mountains and draw it all together, and really get […]

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World Wetlands Day

With the latest research showing that 64% of wetlands worldwide have been lost since 1900, and that 76% of populations of freshwater plants and animals have disappeared in the last 40 years alone (according to the WWF’s Living Planet report), World Wetlands Day is an important date in the calendar. World Wetlands Day is celebrated every […]

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Use nature to fight the winter blues – seasonal affective disorder

Dark evenings, chilly mornings and the stress of Christmas can leave most of us feeling a little weary during the winter months. But with spring still a long way off and minimal sunlight, sometimes our symptoms can spiral into what is called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). A dose of seasonal depression was first recognised in […]

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I did my own Tour de France! Feedback from riders of 2014

In this beautifully illustrated guide to travelling across France by bike you will discover hidden lanes, stunning gorges, amazing places to eat and stay, plus the best of French cycling culture. This iconic journey of 1000 miles takes you through 19 of France’s regional départements and into some of the country’s most striking and dramatic […]

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5 wild runs – with a wild swim to cool down at the end

Summer running is a wonderful thing: blue skies and sunny days, heady with the scent of jasmine, gorse and pine; the extra warmth that keeps the body working more efficiently and makes everything feel somehow easier; no soggy trainers or lengthy multi-layered outfit deliberations.  The downside of all this, however, is that the combination of […]

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