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  • Alarm clock

    7 steps to better sleep in lockdown

    You've downed a chamomile tea, ignored your phone for an hour and mentally shoved your 900th sheep over a gate - but still can't get to sleep. Sound familiar? Read on for our guide to getting some Z's during lockdown.

  • Stress

    Lockdown anxiety: 7 ways to keep it in check

    Lockdown is back and with it, hours and hours to listen to the rising panic in our heads. Don’t fancy that much? Nor us, so read on.

  • Sussex trails for biking and hiking

    Looking for a local adventure by bike or on foot? Try one of these Sussex trails, handpicked to take in the best of the county on a mix of terrain to suit all abilities and fitness levels.

  • Subscription boxes from local indies

    Everybody loves getting treats through the post, and even more so if they're from a fab local indie. We've picked the best subscription boxes in Sussex - guaranteed to make you smile.

  • M&S hiking boot

    Walkies! Cold weather walking gear to pick up now

    Gyms are closed (as is practically everything else), so we're getting our exercise fix with some long winter walks. Here's all the gear you'll need to stretch those legs this season.

  • Get outside! Family walks in Sussex

    Outside is free, so grab the fam and your boots and head out to explore Sussex with these brilliant local walks taking in coasts, rivers, hills and mills.

  • J’adore / J’abhor – Daylight Saving Hours

    The clocks went back this week and the nights truly are closing in. Two Muddy staffers battle out the pros and the cons.

  • Autumn colour and wildlife in Sussex

    Dust off the walking boots and grab that camera - we've got the best places in Sussex for enjoying all the visual delights autumn has to offer.

  • Five healthy drink swaps to keep you cool all summer

    Overdid it on the wine during lockdown? Get your chops round these healthy alternatives, all light on calories and packed full of botanicals. You'll be glowing in no time.

  • Is this the dreamiest garden in Sussex?

    Brush up on your garden design or just relax in stunning surroundings at Denmans, a romantic and intimate Sussex country garden.

  • Muddy meets – Foraged by Fern

    Eyeing up the hedgerows thinking 'I wonder if I can eat that?' Foraging has become something of a foodie trend. Muddy caught up with Sussex foraging expert Fern Freud to get the lowdown on all things wild food.

  • The best ‘holiday’ reads for lockdown

    Okay, 'holiday' might be stretching it - but these books are certainly providing us with welcome escapism during lockdown! Here are the latest releases the Muddy editors are reading in the back garden.

  • Six wild swimming spots in Sussex

    If the weather's got you longing for a trip to the pool, try nature's swimming pools instead. We've picked the loveliest spots in Sussex for a wild swim. Bobbly swim hats on and dive in!

  • How you can help your child’s mental health

    Anxious, stressed, unhappy, obsessed with social media - just a few words regularly used to describe kids. Here's how parents can help, in the words of young people themselves.

  • 8 of the best… bras for running

    Running the one thing keeping you sane? Just for you we've rounded up (er, excuse the pun) the best high support running bras - all perfect for your daily exercise hit.

  • couple kissing

    Top tips on love in a Corona climate

    The confinement we're experiencing right now can make even the most rock-solid of relationships creak. Read on for our expert guide on how to keep love (and lust) going.

  • Gotta Have It

    Planning a garden Easter egg hunt? Better hide this one from the kids - it's the UK's first Cannabis Easter Egg. Ready, steady, munchy!

  • How to be happy in 2019

    New Year, new chance to give yourself a great big shot of positive energy with one of these 28 inspirational ideas.

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