The Outdoors Fix

By Liv Bolton

Making adventures outdoors a bigger part of your life. Do you ever sit at your desk wishing you were hiking, wild camping, rock climbing, paddleboarding or wild swimming? If you’re nodding your head, The Outdoors Fix is for you. It’s a podcast to to inspire YOU to get outside and make adventures outdoors a bigger part of your life! Hiker and journalist Liv Bolton speaks to fantastic women and men who have changed their lives to get outdoors more and their stories and tips can help listeners do the same. There’s also practical advice about hiking, cycling, wild swimming and landscape photography to get stuck into too. Recorded outside, the podcast also opens up the conversation about how the outdoors can be key to our wellbeing. You’ll hear how it’s helped some people with their mental health, connected people, brought purpose and a whole lot of fun to people’s lives. You can find the podcast and more information on The Outdoors Fix website or on Instagram @theoutdoorsfix

  1. 1.
    Dr Lucy Loveday: The wild swimming GP championing mental wellbeing in the outdoors
    48:27
  2. 2.
    Preet Chandi: The Army Officer on her way to Antarctica
    38:31
  3. 3.
    Jamie Neill: How hiking the Munros in Scotland rescued me when my badminton career ended
    44:03
  4. 4.
    Laura Doling: Moving from Essex to be a postwoman in the Lake District
    43:49
  5. 5.
    Oge Ejizu: Adventuring in London with Black Girls Hike
    31:07
  6. 6.
    James Rebanks: The life of a shepherd and farmer in the Lake District
    1:02:36
  7. 7.
    Tolga Aktas: How I moved from electrical engineering to working in conservation
    40:20
  8. 8.
    Debbie North: Wheelchair adventuring all over the UK
    58:10
  1. 9.
    Rehna Yaseen: Life as an outdoors instructor in the Peak District
    39:36
  2. 10.
    Gilly McArthur: The Lake District’s ice swimmer and rock climber
    49:16
  3. 11.
    Matthew Bannister: Walking around the UK for the Folk on Foot podcast
    36:04
  4. 12.
    Frit Sarita Tam: How a charity walk led to an outdoorsy life and career
    35:03
  5. 13.
    Jen Benson: Adventure guidebook writing and camping around the UK for a year
    46:09
  6. 14.
    Ben Dolphin: Life as a countryside ranger in Scotland
    46:19
  7. 15.
    Sophie Pavelle: The zoologist and hiker who’s obsessed with British wildlife
    46:33
  8. 16.
    Becky The Traveller: From banking to hiking 950 miles across the UK
    48:03
  9. 17.
    Jo Moseley: Midlife adventuring and paddleboarding coast-to-coast
    52:37
  10. 18.
    Kenny Block: Landscape photography in the Lake District
    52:22
  11. 19.
    Emily Scott: Leaving full-time accountancy for a life in the mountains
    50:11
  12. 20.
    Alex Staniforth: How tragedy on Everest lead to a huge UK adventure
    51:46
  13. 21.
    Vici Fairhurst: How a trip to Snowdon with 30 teens and staff changed her life
    48:23
  14. 22.
    Josh Day: Cycling from the UK to China
    43:13
  15. 23.
    Iona Rendall: The ‘ordinary adventurer’ motivating thousands to get hiking outdoors
    49:22
  16. 24.
    Suzanna swims: Becoming a wild swimming guide in the Lake District
    47:43
  17. 25.
    Stuart Watts: Rowing the Atlantic and breaking a world record
    48:38
  18. 26.
    An Outdoors Family: Stacey and Keith’s Scottish adventures with their kids
    31:46
  19. 27.
    Jess Mather: From the Himalayas to the Lake District
    29:13
  20. 28.
    Zahrah Mahmood, aka ‘The Hillwalking Hijabi’
    47:42
  21. 29.
    Cooking in the fells with…Fell Foodie aka Harrison Ward
    35:27
  22. 30.
    Jessie Leong: The life of an adventure photographer
    34:26
  23. 31.
    Clare Dyson: Adventuring with a dog and pony
    37:04
  24. 32.
    Rory Southworth: The trail-running outdoors addict
    42:35
  25. 33.
    Nic Hardy: The hiking adventure club queen
    38:23
  26. 34.
    Ross Bowyer: Bushcraft to Bear Grylls
    39:50
  27. 35.
    Annie Ross: How 52 challenges can change a life
    44:05
  28. 36.
    James Michael Forrest, aka ‘Mountain Man’
    37:12
  29. 37.
    Listen to a teaser for The Outdoors Fix
    1:22

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