If you’ve ever wanted to go and live in the Lake District, this episode might be just the motivation you need!
My guest is Gilly McArthur and she’s a wild swimmer, rock climber, illustrator and organiser of outdoors events, who lives in Kendal in the Lake District.
An ambassador for the outdoors community Wonderful Wild Women, Gilly also runs the Women’s Trad Festival for people interested in rock climbing. And for the past couple of years, Gilly has gone wild swimming every day in January to raise money for the mental health charity Mind. She’s even swum in lakes covered by ice!
It’s all a long way away from her previous life working in corporate business in New York.
I wanted to ask Gilly about how she navigated her way to an outdoors life and career, why she loves ice swimming so much and how the outdoors has helped her during two unbelievably difficult moments in her life.
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You’ll find Gilly on Instagram @gillymcarthur
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The Outdoors Fix is a podcast produced and hosted by Liv Bolton @liv_outsideuk
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