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Forty years of The Great Outdoors

An important milestone for the most authoritative voice in British hillwalking and backpacking Today, the 40th anniversary issue of The Great Outdoors went on sale. Here’s what TGO means to me, and why I think it’s a vital force in outdoors media, as strong and relevant now as

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→ New feature: Lightweight Backpacking for Beginners

I’ve just published a new feature on UKHillwalking, intended to help UK backpackers take first steps towards reducing pack weight. This isn’t aimed at the cuben fibre and rain kilt crowd – it’s an article for people who have been lugging around massive packs and want to make

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News – The Alder Trail in Trail Magazine, and Sidetracked Volume 8

I haven’t had much time for writing on here this month – work seems to have been relentless – but there are some notable updates I’m excited to share with you. New article in Trail magazine In the November 2016 issue of Trail Magazine, you’ll find my feature on