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Fun for all the family
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Fun for all the family

From animal tracks to Pokemon Go

Five top tips from adventurer and wildlife presenter Steve Backshall to help get your kids more active outdoors this Winter.

The great escape!
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The great escape!

Get off the roads and away from traffic

There are many good reasons, both physical and mental, to go trail running - we highlight five of the most significant.

How to do a tandem skydive
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How to do a tandem skydive

All your questions answered

If jumping out of an aircraft at 13,000ft is on your 'bucket list' then the Army Parachute Association's Julie Cooper shows you how.

Take it to the max!
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Take it to the max!

Fuel, focus and reap the rewards

As the nights start to draw in, it's more important than ever to get the most out of your training time - here are our top tips.

Mountain high!
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Mountain high!

Top tips from elite athlete Chloë Lanthier

Trail running in the mountains takes it to a whole new level and opens up spectacular landscapes – here’s all you need to know.

Altitude training explained
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Altitude training explained

All your questions answered

With the correct guidance, there can be significant benefits for amateur cyclists from training at altitude.

How to ride in a group
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How to ride in a group

Learn from a cycling great

This can be a daunting prospect early on but with this advice from cycling legend Sean Kelly you'll soon be up to speed.

How to save money on gear
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How to save money on gear

Six steps to clued-up shopping

Don't be the one with 'all the gear and no idea' - follow our tips and avoid overspending on your favourite outdoor activities.

Improve at open water swimming
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Improve at open water swimming

Key advice for triathletes

World record-breaking swimmer Dr Julie Bradshaw shows you how to get better at dealing with waves and sighting.

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