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MAR 18, 2013 - New Statesman

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You don't have to wear tweed and cry "tally-ho" to enjoy the outdoors

Young women from BME backgrounds are discovering that there's more to hiking than the white middle class stereotype.Walking in my mud-caked boots with a friend along the River Lea from Tottenham Hale to Waltham Abbey on a blustery, sunny winter’s day, I am struck by how easy it is to be transported away from the buzz of inner city London. The trail is an urban oasis, and during the eight-mile walk I come across electricity pylons, derelict sites and a bus graveyard, contrasting with the wild flowers, reservoirs, mud mottled horses and serendipitous river boats showcasing Buddha heads. ... Read More

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