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A Recipe for Love: Outside and Active Style

Valentine’s Day Instructions: Find the ingredients, give them a good mix and sprinkle in your own magic. Contemplate for 24 hours, then wait for the unique feeling of “huggyness” to take hold. Recipe should be taken with a large pinch of salt and a dose of sense of humour.

Nicky Chisholm
8 February, 2023

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Jamie Ramsay - Save Our Outdoors (Pt.2)

Join Dom on the latest Outside & Active Podcast where he is joined by award-winning Endurance Adventure Athlete, Jamie Ramsay. This is the second of two parts discussing Cotswold Outdoor's #SaveOurOutdoors campaign.

Outside & Active
7 February, 2023

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5 winter movies to get you pumped for the snow

Skiing and snowboarding are more than a pastime for a lot of people, it becomes a part of their lives that borders (sorry) on obsession. This list celebrates the creativity of athletes and filmmakers who blazed the way with unadulterated fun and balls-to-the-wall riding to some heavy hitting tunes.

Leon Butler
6 February, 2023

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How can I have achieved so much yet feel so empty?!

Previous Outside & Active Podcast guest, Men & Mountains founder, and 'Rethinking Masculinity' author, Dan Stanley, has made the first chapter of his book freely available for Outside & Active readers.

Outside & Active
5 February, 2023

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Buzz Power Energy now available in Eco Pack pouches

Buzz Power Energy – good for performance, good for the environment and good for your pocket. What more could you ask for?

Outside & Active
4 February, 2023

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Untamed Beauty: Paddleboarding on the Llŷn Peninsula

The blue pastel tones of early evening blurred sky with sea on the horizon. As the wind whirled around me on my lonely SUP and whistled through the twisted crags of Welsh headland, I was reminded of my presence as a visitor, an observer, existing in this wild place.

Jess Wilson
3 February, 2023

Audio

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Jamie Ramsay - Save Our Outdoors (Pt.2)

Join Dom on the latest Outside & Active Podcast where he is joined by award-winning Endurance Adventure Athlete, Jamie Ramsay. This is the second of two parts discussing Cotswold Outdoor's #SaveOurOutdoors campaign.

Outside & Active
7 February, 2023

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Helen Glover - Save Our Outdoors (Pt.1)

Join Dom on the latest Outside & Active Podcast where he is joined by GB Olympic Gold Medalist Rower, Helen Glover. This is the first of two parts discussing Cotswold Outdoor's #SaveOurOutdoor campaign.

Outside & Active
31 January, 2023

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David Hellard - The caffeinated Bad Boy runner

Listen to the latest episode of the Outside & Active Podcast with adventurer, ultra marathon enthusiast, Bad Boy Runner, founder of Caffeine Bullet and presenter (deep breath) David Hellard.

Outside & Active
24 January, 2023

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Dan Stanley - Rethinking masculinity

This week on the Outside & Active we chat about the idea of 'masculinity' with award winning army commando turned life coach, Dan Stanley.

Outside & Active
17 January, 2023

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Bruce Fordyce - Bringing Parkrun to South Africa and the oldest ultra marathon in the world

Bruce Fordyce is the most well-known runner in South Africa, championing the prestigious Comarades Marathon, and establishing Parkrun in the country.

Outside & Active
10 January, 2023

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Arj Thiruchelvam - The TRUTH about diets and losing weight

Arj is here to help you STOP listening to all that noise! This episode of the Outside & Active Podcast provides you with the clarity on what really matters when it comes to sport, nutrition, fitness and your health.

Outside & Active
3 January, 2023

How to’s

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The art of ski tuning - The home waxer

Been waiting all year for that week away to the mountains with the crew? Hit the ground running with a perfectly waxed ski and beat your mates down the hill.

Leon Butler
23 January, 2023

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Be safe and seen whilst exercising outside in the dark with LightupU

See how you can level up your safety during the winter months with LightupU. Coming to the National Running Show? There will be some special deals on offer!

Outside & Active
16 January, 2023

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Why the backcountry is worth getting out of breath for

Getting tired of those lift lines? Or maybe that latest ski flick has channelled your inner powder hound, here's how to get into the backcountry and enjoy mountains in their purest form.

Leon Butler
9 January, 2023

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How to find your nearest SUP events

Winter is always a good time to reflect on how to develop in your chosen sports and to start preparations for the following year. This year it started with an insane “On Seine” event for David. Here he talks about this and how to find out about similar SUP events

David Partridge
8 December, 2022

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Prepare for Winter Stand Up Paddling adventures.

The winter offers fantastic opportunities for Stand Up Paddle boarding. There are fewer people on the water, traffic such as pleasure boating is less common and, finding parking spots is easier.

David Partridge
30 November, 2022

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How to prepare for your first long-distance trek

If you’ve never been on a multi-day hike, then a Highlander Adventure is a great place to start. Here are five ways to get trail-ready for your first long-distance trek.

Outside & Active
24 November, 2022

Videos

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Growing up outdoors with Dwayne Fields

TV presenter, adventurer, explorer, and naturalist, Dwayne Fields, talks about his experiences growing up in Jamaica and how he grew and affinity with the outdoors.

Outside & Active
15 December, 2022

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Calum Maclean - the outdoor swimmer

Calum speaks about his experiences and passions for swimming, and how he ties that in with his love for filmmaking

Outside & Active
11 December, 2022

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Exploring South America with Anna McNuff

Have you ever entertained the thought of travelling around South America? This video interview with Anna McNuff might just be the convincer.

Outside & Active
1 December, 2022

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Running my FIRST ultra marathon

Running any ultra marathon is an experience, but running your first one takes you through a whole new set of emotions and pain. Take a look at Dom's vlog where he attempted to run the Glasgow 2 Edinburgh 50 mile event.

Outside & Active
1 November, 2022

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How wild swimming has helped with mental health struggles

This short film - Liminal, produced by PH Balance, explores how wild swimming in rivers, lakes and oceans has helped adventurer, Jude Palmer, deal with her illness and how she now helps others discover the benefits of nature and being in water.

Outside & Active
10 October, 2022

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Nicholas Crane - presenting the outdoors

In this weeks throwback Thursday we head back to the Outside and Active Festival last year where Ashley Cox spoke to presenter of the BBC's 'Coast', Nicholas Crane. Listen in to hear about Nicholas' experiences and aventures in the outdoors.

Outside & Active
25 August, 2022