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Campfire Stew: A Basic Guide, Recipe and Ingredients

Campfire stew can be a thing of beauty. A heart-warming, wholesome reward for those who dare to venture beyond the camp staples of marshmallows and squeezed-out-the-packet pasta and meatballs, which for the uninitiated, yes, absolutely does exist. It’s actually not as...

A Guide to Wainwrights – and How to “Bag” Them

The Wainwrights (mountains) are named after Alfred Wainwright (person). He was a British hiker, illustrator, author and is most famous for his guides to the Lakeland Fells. That's "the hills of the Lake District" if you've never heard of a fell. But he didn't choose...

7 Quick Questions with Leon McCarron

Leon McCarron is an adventurer, filmmaker and storyteller... as well as being just a pretty cool guy. It's not everyone who can say that they create long distance hiking trails. Better still to help design the narrative journey that a hiker experiences as they pass...

Scrambling in the UK | A Quick Adventure Guide

Scrambling was famously described by a guy in my university hiking club as "the most fun you can have standing up". Not sure what climbers, SUP-ers or even hikers would have to say about that, but he certainly loved it. Scrambling essentially bridges the gap between...

10 of the Best Mountaineering Documentaries

Sometimes, you need to satisfy your mountain climbing itch when there aren't any mountains around. This is a bit of a problem. You can't just pop down to the shops and get a mountain, down the aisle next to instant noodles. Nor can you find snow, ice and hardship on...

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7 Quick Questions with Leon McCarron

7 Quick Questions with Leon McCarron

Leon McCarron is an adventurer, filmmaker and storyteller... as well as being just a pretty cool guy. It's not everyone who can say that they create long distance hiking trails. Better still to help design the narrative journey that a hiker experiences as they pass...

We’re Calling on Tourism to Declare a Climate Emergency

We’re Calling on Tourism to Declare a Climate Emergency

The smoking Amazon rainforest. Australia in flames. It’s never been more clear that we're in the midst of a climate and biodiversity emergency. Any travel company, whatever their ethos, is heavily implicated. As an industry we need a bold, unified and immediate...

Why You Should Make This the Year You Try Solo Travel

Why You Should Make This the Year You Try Solo Travel

At some point in our lives we’ve all, inevitably, abandoned a plan to do something that we really wanted to do because nobody would come and do it with us. It’s a fairly common excuse. But it’s also one which holds up about as well as a sand castle in a bathtub. There...

How Coffee is Changing Lives Across Rwanda

How Coffee is Changing Lives Across Rwanda

The Cyimbili Hills lie on the shores of Lake Kivu on the western coast of Rwanda. The hills are known for their tranquility and nature. The village is nestled neatly into the lush green mountains that surround it, and looks out on the water of Kivu, one of Africa’s...

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French Alps: Your Adventure Guide

French Alps: Your Adventure Guide

The French Alps have such depths of beauty and distinction that it’s almost impossible to condense their adventure opportunities into just one article. Mount Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe west of the Caucasus, is (as you probably know) found in the Chamonix...

Tara Canyon: Your Adventure Guide

Tara Canyon: Your Adventure Guide

There have been whisperings in the air. You've heard tell of a secret adventure playground in a far and distant land. Montenegro: the Tara Canyon. Like an adventurer of old, you strike out to find out more about this mystical place off the edge of the known map. Here...

Atlas Mountains: Your Adventure Guide

Atlas Mountains: Your Adventure Guide

The Atlas Mountains are a huge mountain range in North Africa, spanning from the west coast of Morocco, right across Algeria and Tunisia. Although most people associate the Atlas Mountains with Morocco, where they're at their highest, they aren't exactly small in...

5 of the Best Adventures in the Canary Islands

5 of the Best Adventures in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are one of those places that everyone has heard of, but few people seem to know much about. Did you know that Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote are all a part of the Canary Islands for example? Three real heavyweights of the all-inclusive, fly,...

7 Things to Remember for Your Next Cycling Adventure

7 Things to Remember for Your Next Cycling Adventure

Travelling on a bike and cycling abroad is one of life’s great pleasures. As Ernest Hemingway once said, "It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them." There’s simply no better way...

4 Reasons Adventurers are Heading to Kyrgyzstan

4 Reasons Adventurers are Heading to Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan: land of the 40 tribes, home of the Mountains of Heaven. Impossible to spell, but excellent for winning Hangman. Store it somewhere in your brain beside hybrid, phlegm and rhythm. You're welcome. But, although Hangman is popular amongst adventurers trapped...

Geiranger | The Essential Guide to the Geirangerfjord

Geiranger | The Essential Guide to the Geirangerfjord

Geiranger is a village in western Norway and is the gateway to the Geirangerfjord - often said to be the “jewel in the crown” of the Norwegian fjords. Now, when it comes to Norwegian fjords, that's saying something, because they're all pretty stunning. The Norwegian...

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Campfire Stew: A Basic Guide, Recipe and Ingredients

Campfire Stew: A Basic Guide, Recipe and Ingredients

Campfire stew can be a thing of beauty. A heart-warming, wholesome reward for those who dare to venture beyond the camp staples of marshmallows and squeezed-out-the-packet pasta and meatballs, which for the uninitiated, yes, absolutely does exist. It’s actually not as...

A Guide to Wainwrights – and How to “Bag” Them

A Guide to Wainwrights – and How to “Bag” Them

The Wainwrights (mountains) are named after Alfred Wainwright (person). He was a British hiker, illustrator, author and is most famous for his guides to the Lakeland Fells. That's "the hills of the Lake District" if you've never heard of a fell. But he didn't choose...

Scrambling in the UK | A Quick Adventure Guide

Scrambling in the UK | A Quick Adventure Guide

Scrambling was famously described by a guy in my university hiking club as "the most fun you can have standing up". Not sure what climbers, SUP-ers or even hikers would have to say about that, but he certainly loved it. Scrambling essentially bridges the gap between...

10 of the Best Mountaineering Documentaries

10 of the Best Mountaineering Documentaries

Sometimes, you need to satisfy your mountain climbing itch when there aren't any mountains around. This is a bit of a problem. You can't just pop down to the shops and get a mountain, down the aisle next to instant noodles. Nor can you find snow, ice and hardship on...

Canoe vs Kayak: What’s the Difference?

Canoe vs Kayak: What’s the Difference?

Canoe vs kayak. It’s time to choose your fighter. Though in order to do so, you really need to know what the difference between a kayak and a canoe actually is. Both are waterborne vessels; both have been used for thousands of years; both use paddles and both can help...

How to Make a Campfire

How to Make a Campfire

Campfires are cosy. There's something lovely about all sitting round a campfire, with a clear sky above you and nature all around you. Maybe you've got a friend who's telling a story or playing the guitar (pretty much obligatory for the campfire experience, right?)....

7 Quick Questions with Alastair Humphreys

7 Quick Questions with Alastair Humphreys

Welcome to a new quick-fire interview series here on the Much Better Adventures Magazine. Alongside our big interview features, we thought it would be fun to ask interesting people seven interesting questions. They'll be the same seven questions each time - making a...

Wild Swimming: Your Guide to the Basics

Wild Swimming: Your Guide to the Basics

Taking a dip in a lake. Making the mad dash into the North Sea in March. There is something oddly attractive about swimming outdoors or, as it's often known, wild swimming. What is Wild Swimming? Wild swimming is, to all intents and purposes, going swimming outside in...

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