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Carol Vorderman wows fans with fitness secret on intense 12-mile hike

Carol rocked leggings and walking boots on her intense walk

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Melanie Macleod
Melanie MacleodWellness Editor
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Carol Vorderman proved that her active lifestyle is what keeps her in such incredible shape, sharing photos from two giant hikes she went on this weekend.

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The former Countdown presenter, 61, took to Instagram to share a series of snaps from a weekend of walking, and somehow looks effortlessly glamorous despite having hiked 12 miles. Posting a series of photos and videos from her adventures, Carol wrote: "Hello beautiful peeps. Been a dragon girl this weekend!"

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Saturday saw Carol tackle a coastal walk near Swansea, while on Sunday she headed to the Brecon Beacons for a 12-mile mountain hike. On Saturday Carol told her fans: "I've had a lovely weekend. This is all around the Swansea area, stunning, quiet, beautiful and then busy and full of lovely cafes. Pick your spot. So happy."

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Carol shared a series of beautiful photos from her hikes

Fans rushed to comment on Carol's post, writing: "Stunning," "That looks like fun" and, "Wow! Beautiful place Carol!"

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Carol's 213,000 followers were equally impressed with her Sunday hike post, which she captioned: "12 miles and a mountain in the Brecon Beacons. Lovely hike. Only saw a handful of people today. It felt like we were walking in a happy paradise. Got back in time for a sunset and a pretty crescent moon high in the sky." She hashtagged the picture  #dirtybootsandmessyhair.

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Carol was joined by two friends on her walk

Carol rounded off the snapshots of her weekend with a picture of her muddy walking boots, writing: "Bit muddy over the top of the Beacons."

Hiking is obviously Carol's happy place, as she wrote on Instagram Stories: "A happy happy day. By hell Wales is stunning. We are so lucky here, beauty is in every direction."

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Carol was kitted out in all the gear for her hikes

2022 is set to be a year of adventure for Carol. Back in December 2021 she treated herself to a van which she has been converting, telling her followers: "This is about freedom and being outside and sharing the stars and the good air and great friendships. Unburdened." 

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Carol has long loved the outdoor life, she has previously said she walks between 12 and 20 miles twice a week and performs bodyweight exercises too. "In terms of squats, or the equivalent of squats, I probably do over 20,000 a year... that's a lot," she said. 

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