The Outdoors Station

The Outdoors Station

The World's longest running independent producer of broadcast quality podcasts for the adventurer, the long distance hiker, the backpacker, the camper, in fact anyone seeking an independent life in the outdoors as a self powered traveler. Since 2005 we've produced audio and video podcasts for the self powered outdoor enthusiast in the UK and World-Wide. For people who wants to find out more about getting into the outdoors lifestyle and enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Our range of material goes back to 2005 and dips into many aspects. We talk to others and discuss their trips and experiences big and small, we discuss and review gear, we link associated skills and interests all with the aim to inspire, inform, entertain and encourage listeners to enjoy the natural world around them. The podcasts are aimed at adventure seekers of every type. Walkers, backpackers, bushcrafters, cyclists, paddlers, travellers, equestrian users in fact anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and skills related to outdoor adventure. Winners of the European Podcast Awards UK Business Category. Current library consists of over 500 podcasts, with more than 14 million downloads to date.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 62 min

Meli and Rensso Hinostroza, are the sister and brother team behind Arms Of Andes. Their Peruvian parents were raised in small, mountain towns in the highlands of Peru and family vacations have always been to their ancestral home.

Following a lot of research they discovered that Alpaca has similar properties to merino wool and the potential to perform even better.

But they didn’t want to just make outdoor apparel, they also wanted to ...

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February 5, 2021 59 min

After she walked the Camino de Santiago, solo, in 2017, Fran Turauskis became uncomfortable with descriptions such as 'brave' and 'inspirational' when people learned about her epilepsy diagnosis. She created Seize Your Adventure to normalise the idea of epilepsy in adventure. 

As host, editor and producer, she collates all audio and visual content on the podcast, website and social media. her co-host Frankie York is ...

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January 29, 2021 48 min

For those who enjoy the freedom and rights to walk in or on our National Parks, Footpaths and rural byways in fact anywhere which is recognised as a national Right Of Way you are probably unaware of the historic nature of how this came into being following the Kinder Scout Trespass of 1932.

Kinder Scout was a turning point in outdoor history. Without it we would be excluded from all wild places which would be fenced off and under st...

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Here it is the first podcast of 2021 where we go through the diverse range of guests we are speaking with over the next few weeks.

This year I’m looking to widen my horizons and talk with people associated with the outdoors who have influence on the direction outdoor life and education is taking.

There comes a time when repeatedly talking with adventurers starts to wain a little and when you step back and take a look at the bigger pi...

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December 31, 2020 24 min

This is it. We are finally at the end of 2020 and we all know what a terrible year it has been on every level.

This podcast covers some of what has happened this year here and what I hope to put into place for 2021.

Everything is still very fluid until we are all vaccinated and ‘normal’, whatever that may be.

I can’t wait be free again to choose where I can go, who with and what I can do. The limitations we now find ourselves under ma...

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December 18, 2020 64 min

On the 15th September this year photographer Quintin Lake strode up the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral and quietly finished his 5 year photography project of walking 11,000kms around the perimeter of the England, Wales and Scotland taking photographs virtually every step of the way. 

I spoke with him in 2016 on Podcast No 410 (well worth listening to again) when he was 25% of the way round. So much have happened in the intervening yea...

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Although this podcast goes into the background detail of what is involved in compiling a compendium like this which contains some of the best hikes in Europe, there is much else we discuss.

Including the Cape Wrath Trail and the story of meeting Skye MacGregor, the 16-year-old lad hiking LEJOG via the CWT in winter through February.

The Tour of Monte Rosa: benighted on the Europaweg. Hear how this was his first Alpine long-distance h...

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November 27, 2020 50 min

This is a part two of a two part interview with the author of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk. The book is a New York Times best seller and writer Ben Montgomery was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2010.

Part one covers her younger history, the life and times she lived through in the early 1950’s, the abuse she suffered for 30 years and her discovery of the Appalachian Trail, before setting foot in it initially in 1954.

We all know the basic st...

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November 20, 2020 52 min

This is a part one of a two part interview with the author of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk. The book is a New York Times best seller and writer Ben Montgomery was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2010.

We all know the basic story, that in 1955 67 year old Grandma Gatewood set off on a remarkable journey, to accidentally become the first woman to walk the entire 2050 miles in 145 days of the Appalachian Trail.

Today her name is iconic within t...

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Join us as we welcome back forager Lisa Cutcliffe from Edulis Wild Food to delve into all things autumn, discussing edible delights from gluts of berries in the hedgerows to fantastic fungi on the forest floor, as well as touching on how getting outdoors can positively affect our mental health & that having meditative activities such as foraging to enjoy as we wander can be even more beneficial to our wellbeing.

Lisa introduces ...

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October 15, 2020 38 min

Kevin Augello is a documentary film maker who in October 2020 has just set off with a group of relative strangers to make a film of the Cape Wrath Trail.

He has made films for BBC, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel to name but a few and this project, which was supposed to start in March 2020, has been delayed and now possibly enhanced by the Covid outbreak.

The film is predominantly about Mental Health and how being alive...

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July 24, 2020 46 min

This is the concluding conversation with Lauren (Neon) Reed and Bethany (Fidget) Hughes from Her Odyssey regarding their current expedition to travel by self powered means from the southern tip of the Americas to the most northern point.

Currently they are 8000 miles into the 20,000 mile total and so I was seeking to know about how they cope with family pressures and expectations, the financial tightrope they walk and the good and b...

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July 17, 2020 69 min

Traversing the length of the Americas by non-motorized means, connecting stories of the land and its inhabitants.

Part one of a fascinating interview with Bethany ‘Fidgit’ Hughes and Lauren ‘Neon’ Reed who are traveling the length of the Americas by non-motorized means, gathering stories of people along the way, inspiring others to pursue their own audacious dreams.

An epic journey which began at the southern most tip of Argentina in...

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June 11, 2020 69 min

Cicerone Press have just released the book The Big Rounds by David Lintern.

A guide to Britain’s three most challenging long distance mountain rounds in the Lake District, Snowdonia and Lochaber. Not just for the fell runner, but the day walker and backpacker too.

The Bob Graham Round, the Paddy Buckley Round and the Charlie Ramsay Round.

Designed to inform and inspire, this book is for both runners and walkers to discover these extre...

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In 2016 Sophie Rooney set off with the bold intention of becoming the first woman to run the length of Scandinavia. From Nordkapp (the northernmost point of mainland Europe) to the German border with Denmark (3000 km south) carrying everything she needed on her back. Initially accompanied by a fellow trail runner, Sophie finds herself thrown into a solo adventure running through some of the most rugged scenery Europe has to offer.

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This is the audio only from my recent Live Stream interview with Lisa Cutcliffe from Edulis Wild Foods.

As Spring bursts forth in abundance around us in the countryside we witness new life in the form of fresh shoots, leaves and herbs.

We pass them by often wondering if they are edible, or safe to eat, what they taste like or how to use them to experience natures splendour.

Lisa Cutcliffe from Edulis Wild Foods a wild food specialist ...

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This is part two of my fascinating conversation with Philip Carcia who completed the Single Year Grid last year in New Hampshire.

Do have a listen to part one if you haven’t made the time to put this into perspective.

In this episode we cover lots of topics, including the changes he noticed in himself, attitude of other hikers, his gear choices and why, plus the many sacrifices he had to commit to in order to achieve this goal.

In tot...

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This interviewee was suggested by long term listener Keith Foskett who met Philip on a mountain one day while hiking in the states.

His story and the target he set himself is pretty incredible and shows a massive amount of dedication, sacrifice and commitment to achieve it.

Philip J. Carcia is a hiker, runner, and media creator who has logged over 15,000 miles on some of the most iconic trail networks in North America. Growing up in ...

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April 3, 2020 53 min

Before all the Covid-19 hit the news and somewhere after the fire in Australia I had the pleasure to speak with Emily Penn about a topic that was in the news at the time, the impact single use plastics were having in our lives and more importantly how plastic was now in our food chain and no doubt, within us too.

As you’ll hear she was lovely to talk to and her knowledge and the factual evidence she had to hand on the subject matter...

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I’ve spoken with Dermot and Katie in previous Podcasts about crossing Iceland in the better weather. However Ben James along with Neil Cox Having completed a summer crossing in 2017 unsupported, set themselves the ultimate goal to complete this in winter unsupported. 

Many attempted crossings in Winter have failed due to the extreme conditions, the -20 temperatures mixed with 100 mph winds and driving rain have beaten most peoples k...

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