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  • Shepherd's Hut Glgmpng site somerset at sunset

    Happy campers

    As the Pet Shop Boys said: Go West – especially when it comes to camping and glamping! Here’s your Muddy guide to the perfect places to pitch in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

    • National Trist Bluebell woods Berkshire Photograph by Hugh Mothersole

      Bluebell wood hotspots

      Our woodlands are a sea of blooms, so here’s where to catch them while they last – with nearby pit stops!

    • Windsor Castle blue skies and stunning gardens Royal Collection Picture Peter Packer

      The insider guide to Windsor

      Spotlight's on Windsor thanks to a little Royal Wedding. Ditch the guide book, here's where to hang out.

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  • Throw some shade

    Hey shady lady! It’s sunglasses season. But how to channel Anna Wintour rather than Bono? We’ve found the best brands on the block, just add sunshine and your best pout.

    • Modem in navy ruffle Accessorize swimsuit sunglasses and head scarf in swimming pool

      Holiday packing sorted!

      Summer travels looming and nothing to wear? Relax, all you need is a capsule wardrobe.

    • Crack the dress code

      Tiptoe through the minefield of summer dos without breaking a sweat or needing a plaster. Your Muddy wardrobe mistress reporting for duty.

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    • Sea trout noodles speedy supper in a white plate

      Speedy supper

      A flash-in-the-pan sea trout recipe, courtesy of Stoke Park Exec Chef, Chris Wheeler. Ready, Steady, COOK!

    • Perk up your frazzled garden

      Wilted borders and a lawn resembling the desert? Yup, us too. But we've got all the heatwave-combating tips.

  • Wellbeing
    • Fruit veg and pulses Wooden tray with rope handles on slate top

      30 fab cookery classes

      29 of the best cookery courses to tantalise your tastebuds (and impress your dinner guests)

    • Cliveden Hotel spa Berkshire luxury spa with stunning guest relaxation room

      Cliveden Spa reviewed

      Ain't nothing like a luxury spa day to seduce you into a blissful state of laziness. Resistance is futile.

  • Debbie Wosskow OBE (CEO and Founder of Love Home Swap) and Anna Jones (former CEO of Hearst UK), two high-flying friends founders of Allbright

    The future’s Allbright

    Want to start your own business? Need funding to get to the next stage? Female entrepreneurs, breathe deep, smile wide and meet your new best friends.

  • Kids
    • Field in striped dress holding smiley face

      25 things to do with the kids

      Don’t panic, stay strong, the summer hols will be a doddle with your must-read Muddy Guide. Stock up on wine, get planning… we will survive.

    • Thames Lido Victorian lido modernised with bright colours. yellow parasols Reading Berkshire

      Ready, set… Get wet!

      Hey hot stuff! Bit sweaty? Strip down to your cossie, we’re diving in. Here are 10 watery hot spots to cool off in a heatwave.

  • R&B Garage singer Craig David great house beard leaning against railing

    The weird world of Craig David

    What do Kestrel Kes, Louboutins and Willy Wonka have in common? Here are 10 things you didn’t know about comeback king, Craig.

    • Lizzy Yarnold OBE Team GB double Olympic gold medallist in skeleton

      Muddy meets: Lizzy Yarnold

      Hurtling headfirst down a track at 90mph is a breeze in comparison to the grilling she got from St Andrew's School kids.

    • Arsenal and France footballer Olivier Giroud in his Arsenal shirt

      World Cup Wonders

      Far be it from us to objectify the World Cup’s hottest footballers at Muddy Stilettos. Instead we’ve gone and found you the smartest. Yes, amazingly there are some!

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