Thursday, 17 May 2012

Podcast Edition 004 - Show Notes




Edition 4 of the Walks Around Britain podcast features Gareth Jones on top of a mountain using Social Hiking - and its creator Phil Sorrell tells us about the site. There's two sponsored walks in England later in the year and the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival later in May.  And The Natural Navigator himself, Tristan Gooley talks about exploring and his second book.


Social Hiking

Social Hiking allows you to share your outdoor adventure live on the internet - as well as having a permanent record of them later.  To find out more, visit the Social Hiking website.

To see the route Gareth Jones was walking at the time, click here http://www.shareyouradventure.com/map/os/Gareth/nant_ganol_black_mountains_llanthony

Gareth's Flick album of his Brecon Beacon backpack walk/camp http://www.flickr.com/photos/familyjonesnow/sets/72157629488266607/


Sponsored Walks


The For All Events' walk in the Yorkshire Dales has several different lengths of walks available - 26 miles, 14 miles, 5 miles and 4.5 mile walk and wheel.
To find out more visit their page here.

The St John Ambulance's Cotswold Way Challenge has a 6 mile, a 13 mile and a 24 mile version.
To find out more visit their page here.


Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival

Now in its 8th year, the festival offers over 90 walks taking place in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and surrounding countryside, enticing you to explore the landscape and heritage of this stunning part of Lincolnshire.  To find out more, visit the website.

The festival runs between Saturday 26 May to Sunday 10 June 2012.

To find out more walking festivals in Britain, have a look at our Great British Walking Festival calendar.



Tristan Gooley

Tristan's second book The Natural Explorer is out now - to find out more about the book visit the publisher's website here.

You can buy the book in hardback from Amazon here and for the Kindle here.

Tristan's own website The Natural Navigator has details about his various courses, including A Beginner's Guide to Natural Navigation.

Our review of The Natural Explorer mentioned in the podcast isn't yet ready - but we'll put a link to it here when it is :)


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