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.

It’s a podcast so outdoorsy you can almost smell the wood smoke.

Wherever you are, however you’re travelling - whether you’re in the kitchen or on the commute - GetOutside transports you to the heart of the high hills, the moors and the shores. From epic adventures to tips for family fun, each edition includes some simple steps to help make those outdoors dreams a reality.

So subscribe now on your favourite Podcast player for tales of others’ adventures that’ll help you shape your own (or find the RSS feed here).

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Get fit, stay fit

It’s that time of year when lots of us make New Year fitness resolutions, but life just gets in the way. So how can we get started and keep going so it becomes a fitness habit?

This edition of Ordnance Survey's GetOutside podcast includes Professor Greg Whyte who trains celebrities for Comic Relief, Paralympian Mel Nicholls, GetOutside Champion and community motivator Yvonne Witter and Hannah, the founder of RED January. It’s packed with realistic aims and practical tips to get you started and keep you motivated to stay fit.


Mental Health and the outdoors

More and more of us are realising how important the outdoors is to our mental health. The latest edition of the GetOutside podcast, investigates why being outside makes such a difference to how we feel. It shares powerful stories of those who've seen time outside transform their lives, and explores the daily steps we can all take, wherever we live, to let the outdoors boost our mental health.

So listen in to GetOutside the Mental Health edition for interviews with Trail Magazine on their Mountains for the Mind campaign, Black Dog Outdoors, Dorset Mind and GetOutside Champion, Eli Bishop.

Eli reflecting on mountain top
Eli gazing through archway outdoors

Love where you live

Did lockdown see you ditching the car and walking, running or cycling instead? Did you enjoy the sense of a smaller, slower, quieter world?

Then get ready for a wealth of tips on how to keep those local explorations going - in the GetOutside podcast Love Where You Live edition.

Thanks to Alex Deakin at the Met Office, National Parks, Wildlife Kate, The Hauxwell family, Tim our OS Maps guru and all of the fab GetOutside Champions for their contributions.


Explore responsibly

More and more of us are exploring local places outdoors. But do we always know the best things to do - and not do?

The GetOutside, Countryside Code podcast is packed with tips on how we can all help look after our natural places for future generations.

Thanks to National Parks, The Ramblers, Trash Free Trails and adventurer Jo Bradshaw for their fantastic insights and contributions.

Litter picking
Family on walk

Urban outside

Prepare to see our built-up areas in a new light.

GetOutside the Urban edition has tips on hunting out secret green spaces, enjoying our urban canyons and turning your commute into a walk.

This podcast can’t take you to the moors, mountains or shores. But it can help you be happier and healthier in our city streets.

Note: This Podcast was recorded before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh

The view from St Anthony's Chapel, Edinburgh

The view from St Anthony's Chapel, Edinburgh

Will you go out with me?

Thousands are asking "Will You Go Out With Me?!" for National GetOutside Day this September.

It sees events, offers and regional teams that'll help you invite family and friends into the great outdoors.

So listen in to our latest GetOutside Podcast with Champions Fi Darby and Belinda Dixon, for inspiring stories and top tips on how to show someone just how good it feels to be outside.

Family in playground
Joseph in his wheelchair with family

Take back your lunch break

Workers! Are you a desk-bound GetOutside dreamer? Do you long to be under the sky when you’re stuck in a traffic jam? Enter the GetOutside Podcast - let's help you take back your lunch break!

Start plotting adventures in your lunch hour and use guerrilla geography to transform your commute. Plus make sure that your employers know that having an inactive workforce could be costing them too!

So listen in for ideas on how you can start getting outside more in your working day.

women walking through park on lunch break
work meeting outside


You don’t have to travel half-way around the world to test your survival skills, as OS GetOutside Champion and adventurer David Love proved when he took wild camping newbie, Lesley and fellow Champion Bel Dixon on a wilderness sleepover in Dartmoor.

From pitching tents and filtering water to eating bugs and tackling the tricky issue of going to the loo outdoors, join David, Lesley and Bel for GetOutside, the Survival edition.

Finding beetles on their walk
Bel, David and Lesley walking to the campsite

Winter family adventures

When we asked parents, what got in the way of winter family adventures you could feel the angst. People desperately wanted to do the right thing but felt frustrated by schedules, finances, access and safety.

So, how can you overcome these obstacles? We asked OS GetOutside Champions and ace family adventurers Jen and Sim Benson, and their daughter Eva for tips and tricks on time-savvy, low-cost, close-to-home family winter adventures!

Throwing snowballs
Building dens in the woods

Extreme Sleeps

Phoebe Smith is an extreme sleeping & wild camping adventurer. With a passion for wild night’s out & sleeping in some of Britain’s most remote locations, Phoebe tells us how she got hooked, why wild spaces matter & how we can all be tourists in our own backyard.

So pack your tent snacks, roll out the roll mat and join OS GetOutside Champions Phoebe and Bel in GetOutside, the Extreme Sleeps edition. Be warned though, camping may never be the same again.

Extreme sleeping suspended over a cliff edge
Extreme sleeping suspended from a football stadium

Enjoyed those GetOutside Podcasts?

Then subscribe via your podcast player to make sure you don’t miss the next fresh air-filled, inspiration-packed episode.

And help us shape future ones by commenting below. What topics should we cover? Who should we talk to? Where should we go? We’d love to know so we can help share the benefits of getting outside.

About our host

Bel Dixon has worked in BBC radio for 20 years, presenting BBC Radio Devon’s flagship breakfast show, producing programmes and reading the news.

Her favourite part of the job was always heading to gorgeous places, chatting to inspiring people and crafting evocative reports that conveyed the joys of the great outdoors. She’s delighted to be doing the same for Ordnance Survey in the GetOutside Podcast series.