Can you place Oxford on a map?
Ordnance Survey recently carried out a survey to find out how good Britain's map reading skills are. The results might shock you...
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).
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.
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!
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.
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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.