An adventurous best mate in book form, The Girl Outdoors offers up support and knowledge and empowers the reader, whether she's thinking about cycling the length of Vietnam or just needs some help fixing her bike. Packed with stunning photography, the book is organised into four main parts:
- Active Outdoors, showing you how to get to grips with the wildest activities on land and water. From mountain biking to climbing and surfing to kayaking, not forgetting night hiking and paddleboard yoga!
- Wild Adventures, taking you that bit further with your outdoor skills, from canoe camping to cycle touring, building your own wild house and holding mini festivals
- Wild Cooking, Crafts and Wellbeing looks at the everyday wild lifestyle, showing you how to build a fire, easy foraging, growing your own fruit and veg, getting to grips with outdoor photography and keeping up energy levels with delicious recipes
- Wanderlust takes it further, giving sensible advice on planning for weekends away and longer trips, essential kit lists and tips on long-term backpacking and travelling, as well as working and volunteering abroad
Scattered throughout there are enticing ideas for fabulous adventures all over the world, from canoe camping in Canada to hiking in the Arctic Circle. Whether it's going on a physically-demanding adventure or making cordial from homegrown flowers, this beautiful book is packed with inspiring and attainable ideas for the wild life.
Sian Lewis is the active travel columnist for the Independent, and has written for Lonely Planet, Digital Camera Magazine, Countryfile, The Guardian, the Sunday Times Travel Magazine and British Airways Magazine. She is also a published photographer. Her popular blog The Girl Outdoors has a 15,000 monthly readership and she has 8,000 active fans on social media.
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