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Coast to coast

The breadth of Northern England, from Robin Hood’s Bay in the East to St Bees on the Cumbrian coast in the West, is roughly 190 miles. A well-mapped route à pied traverses North Yorkshire’s beguiling and desolate heather moorland, the Dales’ rolling wildflower meadows and the peaks and hollows of the Lake District. There’s a good […]

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Sleeping amid Scotland’s wilds

For some, there is no feeling comparable to finding absolute seclusion in nature. Striding out into the wilderness and pitching a tent under a blanket of sky or tree canopy has been the subject of many a literary pen. And with so much rugged countryside joining the dots between our towns and cities, it’s easy […]

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Green corners

There is a reason that so many of us are drawn to the outdoors. The simplicity of it. Its wildness. We are ever more removed from the natural landscape — a world of town and city dwellers, existing between concrete and glass. Modern anxieties are perpetuated by environment and, specifically, by the removal of nature […]

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Staggering New Zealand strolls

Grandeur. It lures us to mountainsides and puts us in the belly of the deepest snaking valleys. And logistics aside — it’s the ultimate Antipodean long-haul — New Zealand has some of the grandest walking trails on Earth. “Tramping” is a matter of Kiwi national pride.  NZ has nine Great Walks and hundreds of not-quite-so-great, […]

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FEEL BETTER, STORIES

Past the previous furthest point

  Biting January air and the thick sky should feel oppressive. There should be a sense of needing to get back to warmth and comfort. To lamps and cups of tea, shit TV and dinners in the oven. But the cold feels sympathetic. One foot in front of the other, into the mist. Keep moving […]

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