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GetOutside Podcast series

The GetOutside podcast series has an adventurous gleam in its eye. Each edition heads deep into Britain’s wild spaces, bringing you compelling interviewees, inspiration and information to help you get active outdoors.

Phoebe Smith

Meet Phoebe Smith - Extreme Sleeping, wild camping adventurer; award-winning travel writer, author, photographer and broadcaster.

GetOutside Champion: Phoebe Smith

Phoebe Smith likes to sleep wild - from caves to mountain tops, disused farmsteads and under giant boulders – if it's in a wild place she want to take her sleeping bag and bivvy and experience a wild night out.

A Bluffers guide to Bothies

Forget hotels and tents – #GetOutside Champion Phoebe and wild camping enthusiast wants to introduce you to bothies and why you should be staying in them.

Exploring the Iron Age hill fort at Bryn Euryn

A circular walk to Bryn Euryn where you'll climb through woodland and discover the impressions in the grass of an Iron Age hill fort and bag a trig pillar.

A pint too far? Unforgetable walk from Loch Nevis to Loch Hourn

For me a proper outdoor adventure always involves a tent or bivvy bag. See, I’m a wild camping addict – from mountain summits to hidden caves, under boulders or snuggled in bothies – I like to take my sleeping bag and head to the wildest places I can find. And it doesn’t come much wilder than Knoydart. Located between the two lochs of Nevis and Hourn is this peninsula, a jutting mountainous cluster of contour lines stretching into the sea. Sure it has a road. Just the one – 11km of tarmac that sits alone, not connected to rest of UK road network. And at the end of that road, sits the most remote pub in Britain called The Old Forge ( For this walk the main question is: How far would you walk for a pint? Because to enjoy that first sip of a post-walk ale is quite an adventure. You’ll need to start first in Mallaig where you’ll jump on a boat to drop you at Barrisdale Bay. From there it’s a long walk to the pub – and the campsite on Long Beach – but one you’ll never forget…