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6 groups improving access to the outdoors

If you live in a in a rural area, it’s easy to lament the lack of people coming to make use of it and appreciate wild spaces. There are many groups fighting this inequality, and whilst there are a few hundred you could join or support – here are six fighting the good fight.

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The best gifts for wildlife lovers

We all know the drill, birthday, Mother’s & Father’s Day, Christmas, it all rolls around and leaves us stumped for ideas. Where, you internally scream, will I find something in time, that he/she/they will actually use? More importantly, what could I buy for them, that suits their fascination with wildlife and the outdoors? We’ve curated a list of the best gifts for wildlife lovers.

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Your favourite walk may have an expiry date

Got a special place in nature? A secret waterfall maybe, a bend in the river, a clearing in the trees? Somewhere you go to think, or a picnic spot you always take people to? Well, believe it or not, as timeless as those well-worn paths seem – they may not be there forever.

Wild stories from our community

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Meet the man on a mission to save Lake Windermere: Matt Staniek

To get an understanding of what’s going on in the Lake District, we spoke to zoologist, conservationist and (now award-winning) campaigner, Matt Staniek.

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Meet the: Photographer who adventures for a living: Sarah Afiqah Rodgers

We caught up with Sarah Afiqah Rodgers, photographer, explorer, and van lifer (and figure skater) – and asked her about her work documenting some of the wildest places on earth, some of which are in our own back yard.

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Meet the: man who lives in a cabin year-round: Samuel Glazebrook

We got chatting with Samuel Glazebrook, filmmaker, photographer, musician and all-round outdoor sports enthusiast – about how he built his very own cabin, and what it’s like to be there year-round.

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Meet the owners: the couple who created an amazing community woodland

Would you go on holiday to work? What if we’re not talking about taking your laptop, but helping to manage a beautiful woodland and being part of a unique community? That’s what’s on offer when you visit Wilderness Wood.

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My Wild Weekend: Hexagons, honey farms and an accessible stay at Flora & Fauna

This month, we asked Gem Hubbard (@wheelsnoheels) to let us know what she thought of our two new accessible spaces, Flora & Fauna.

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I've swam in every tidal pool in Britain, these are my favourites

Freya Bromley spent a year travelling around mainland Britain searching for these saltwater sanctuaries and wrote about her journey. Here she shares five wild swimming weekends so you can have your own coastal adventure!

Wild foodie adventures

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How to make Hawthorn Ketchup with Foraged by Fern

We hung out with Fern Freud of Foraged by Fern, forager and wild wanderer based in Sussex. Fern showed us how simple it was to make hawthorn ketchup for an incredible sauce you won’t be finding in the shops.

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Eating seasonally with Julius Roberts: A hearty winter sausage stew

A first-generation farmer and restaurant-trained chef, Julius Roberts swapped his 6am starts at renowned restaurant, Noble Rot in London, for 6am goat feeds out in the Dorset countryside. Over the next few months we'll be bringing you seasonal recipes, perfect for making on your next Canopy & Stars adventure. Over to Julius...

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Foraged by Fern: Wild mushroom pasta

If you’re in the mood to head out into the wild to and reconnect with nature, then you’re in luck. This week, we found out how easy it was to make a phenomenal, foraged mushroom pasta dish with Fern!

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One pot wonders

Having been Glamping since 2010, you better believe we’ve seen it all when it comes to cooking at our spaces. One pot dishes, whether you’re working in a professional kitchen or on a rustic fire tripod, will always be the greatest.

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The sticky weed that makes a great spring cocktail

No matter how old you are, it remains just as satisfying, and amusing, to stick this plant on people’s backs. What summer memory would be complete without snickering about your plant-adorned friend, or finding the sticky seeds absolutely everywhere on your socks. But what may be less obvious, is that it’s an edible, forage-able, and much more interestingly, drinkable plant.

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Miranda Gardiner's Zanzibar Fish Soup

Miranda Gardiner is the owner of Bowcombe Boathouse and The Batman’s Summerhouse, where you can actually fish and then try the recipe yourself with your fresh catch!

Campfire Thoughts - a short read whilst the kettle boils or the embers die out

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Stepping out for a moment - the benefits of walking

We look at the importance and benefits of walking. Simple eh!

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A love letter to winter

In this article, we discuss the importance and benefits of winter.

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What are you waiting for?

We explore the difference between carefully planning days out versus spontaneity.

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