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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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 […]


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 […]


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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The Best Wild Gardens and Garden Cafes to Inspire You

Have you completed our #wildsummer challenges yet? Tania Pascoe, author of Wild Garden Weekends reveals a few secret gardens, wild meadows and kitchen garden cafes to inspire your growing challenges! Best for: Wildflowers The National Botanical Gardens of Wales, Camarthenshire The 568 acres of gardens and reserve, feature so much more than the amazing Lord Foster designed glass biome that […]

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Tree Climbing: The Best Wild Places in the UK

Have you completed our #wildsummer challenges yet? Here, the authors of our new Wild Guide to the South East reveal some of the best places to go for a tree climb:   Ded Oaks, Sloden Inclosure Brilliant tree climbing at the end of a lovely walk past the ancient site of a royal hunting lodge and […]


Wild Summer Challenges: Trees and Climbing

Want to join us on a Wild Summer – full of wild camping, wild swimming, canoe adventures, hidden beaches, woodland, foraging, wildlife wonders, and exploring lost ruins? Summer is our favourite time of the year. We can’t wait to throw ourselves into outdoor adventures – exploring hidden places and enjoying the good life with wild swimming, […]