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Swimming back to nature

Swimming back to nature

I’ve always been drawn to water and swimming outdoors is one of my favourite summer pastimes. Whether it’s a dip in the sea or one of Britain’s many lakes or rivers, I love getting back to nature when I swim.  However stressful my week has been, once I’ve […]

A weekend on the Pembrokeshire coast

A weekend on the Pembrokeshire coast

With its sprawling sandy beaches, endless skies, atmospheric castles and churches, and a dramatic coastal line teeming with wildlife – Pembrokeshire is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Britain. For outdoor lovers it’s also the perfect location for a summer holiday – […]

Hiking Offa’s Dyke

Hiking Offa’s Dyke

The dark cloud that had been looming with menace for the past hour edged closer, bringing with it strong gusts of icy wind and flurries of snow. In minutes the sunny trail was transformed from a lush green to a moonlike landscape, with the well-marked […]

Training for a water marathon

Training for a water marathon

In September I’m taking on a marathon of the water world – the River Dart 10K swim in Devon. Dart Estuary/Photo credit: Anna Barclay/OSS Wild swimming isn’t for the faint hearted with icy temperatures, choppy waters and strong currents to contend with – but it […]

A winter’s walk: Weston Mouth

A winter’s walk: Weston Mouth

Weston Beach in Devon is my favourite beach in Britain. I’ve been coming back to this pebbly stretch of coastline for more than 20 years and love the familiarity of this beautiful section of the South West Coast Path, which runs from Minehead in Somerset to […]