Podcast #006: The Great Outdoors

Me hiking barefoot down a country lane in the Peak District, near Sheffield, just before sunset

Welcome to Episode 6 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.

This time I’m talking about “The Great Outdoors”, about how it feels to leave your house, get outside, and be lost in nature. It’s a concept that’s always felt important to me; the openness, the beauty of the country, and the quiet solitude it brings are all things that make me nicely content in my mind. I talk more about this in episode 45, celebrating “Get Outdoors Day”.

I talk about:
* In brief: my recent trips to Toronto, Detroit, and Iceland
* My experience of Yestival and the fun adventures other people have
* The long hike I’m doing next year, including a background on it, where we’ve got to so far in planning, and our next steps
* A couple of places local to me that are good for walking in
* My love of forests, and where it came from
* A little about mental health
* Why #MountainsMatter to me
* Cows

There is no “lesser-known destination of the week” this week, as I felt the podcast would overrun otherwise. Don’t worry, it’ll be back! 🙂

You can listen via the feed above, or via Spotify, or on your podcast app of choice 🙂 Let me know if it isn’t, by the way, and I’ll see what I can do.

As always, if you have anything to say about the topic, or indeed about my podcasting in general, leave a comment or let me know. There is a Facebook group for my podcast that you’re free to join: Click here!

Contributions in this podcast came from:
* Becky the Traveller
* Zoe at “Splodzblogz”
* Vicky at “These Vagabond Shoes”

I also make reference to:
Helen Proudfoot and her 1940s bicycle trip,
Stephan Meurisch who walked from Munich to Tibet (and in fact from Munich to Yestival),
Alastair Humphreys, who amongst other things walked across Spain with a violin, and
Seanna Fallon who aims to run across Japan.

Zoe references two twitter hashtags: #GetOutside and #OneHourOutside

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