31 episodes

Making adventures outdoors a bigger part of your life.



Do you ever sit at your desk wishing you were hiking, wild camping, rock climbing, paddleboarding or wild swimming? If you’re nodding your head, The Outdoors Fix is for you. It’s a podcast to to inspire YOU to get outside and make adventures outdoors a bigger part of your life!

Hiker and journalist Liv Bolton speaks to fantastic women and men who have changed their lives to get outdoors more and their stories and tips can help listeners do the same. There’s also practical advice about hiking, cycling, wild swimming and landscape photography to get stuck into too.

Recorded outside, the podcast also opens up the conversation about how the outdoors can be key to our wellbeing. You’ll hear how it’s helped some people with their mental health, connected people, brought purpose and a whole lot of fun to people’s lives.

You can find the podcast and more information on The Outdoors Fix website or on Instagram @theoutdoorsfix

If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe to make sure you get all the episodes when they come out and please rate and review it to help other people find us. Thanks!

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The Outdoors Fix is a podcast hosted and produced by Liv Bolton @liv_outsideuk

It is proudly supported by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports – stores nationwide and online offering everything you need to equip you for the best outdoors experience.

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Making adventures outdoors a bigger part of your life.



Do you ever sit at your desk wishing you were hiking, wild camping, rock climbing, paddleboarding or wild swimming? If you’re nodding your head, The Outdoors Fix is for you. It’s a podcast to to inspire YOU to get outside and make adventures outdoors a bigger part of your life!

Hiker and journalist Liv Bolton speaks to fantastic women and men who have changed their lives to get outdoors more and their stories and tips can help listeners do the same. There’s also practical advice about hiking, cycling, wild swimming and landscape photography to get stuck into too.

Recorded outside, the podcast also opens up the conversation about how the outdoors can be key to our wellbeing. You’ll hear how it’s helped some people with their mental health, connected people, brought purpose and a whole lot of fun to people’s lives.

You can find the podcast and more information on The Outdoors Fix website or on Instagram @theoutdoorsfix

If you enjoy the podcast, please subscribe to make sure you get all the episodes when they come out and please rate and review it to help other people find us. Thanks!

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The Outdoors Fix is a podcast hosted and produced by Liv Bolton @liv_outsideuk

It is proudly supported by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports – stores nationwide and online offering everything you need to equip you for the best outdoors experience.

    Tolga Aktas: From being an electrical engineer to working in conservation

    Tolga Aktas: From being an electrical engineer to working in conservation

    My guest in this episode is Tolga Aktas. His story is one for those of you who are thinking of changing your career to be outdoors and in nature more.

    Tolga is a conservation biologist, writer and photographer who has just finished his degree in Animal Biology.

    His studies and love of animals and nature have taken him to Africa, Borneo and all over the UK, doing field work and volunteering on conservation projects.

    But his current life is a complete transformation from what it was a few years ago.

    Tolga grew up in south London and admits that he got involved with gang culture and left school with poor grades

    He then trained to be an electrical engineer and spent years working in a 9-5 job in London.

    I travelled to Highnam Woods, near where Tolga’s now living in Gloucestershire, to find out how he completely changed his life and career.

    If would be fantastic if you could rate, review and subscribe to the podcast – it really helps other people discover it – and please feel free to spread the word to your family and friends!

    Thanks!

    Liv x

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    You’ll find Tolga on Instagram @tolga_aktas1

    The Outdoors Fix is on Instagram and Facebook @theoutdoorsfix

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    The Outdoors Fix is a podcast produced and hosted by Liv Bolton @liv_outsideuk

    It is proudly supported by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports – stores nationwide and online offering everything you need to equip you for the best outdoors experience.

    • 40 min
    Debbie North: Wheelchair adventuring all over the UK

    Debbie North: Wheelchair adventuring all over the UK

    My guest in this episode is Debbie North. She’s an extraordinary woman who has overcome so many challenges to pursue her outdoors life.

    A passionate hill walker when she was younger, Debbie was diagnosed with spinal degeneration a few years ago, meaning that she is now in a wheelchair.

    But losing her mobility didn’t stop her determination to be able to explore the outdoors. She just found a motorised wheelchair that can take her over hills and up mountains!

    I travelled to Nateby in Cumbria to meet Debbie and we went for a walk in the hills near her farm house. I wanted to hear about the journey to her current outdoors life, her 190 mile coast-to-coast adventure in her wheelchair, and how she thinks the countryside can become more accessible.

    Debbie’s is a story of extraordinary resilience and determination - and the power of the outdoors.

    If would be fantastic if you could rate, review and subscribe to the podcast – it really helps other people discover it – and please feel free to spread the word to your family and friends!

    Thanks!

    Liv x

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    You’ll find Debbie on Instagram @accesstheoutdoorguide

    The Outdoors Fix is on Instagram and Facebook @theoutdoorsfix

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    The Outdoors Fix is a podcast produced and hosted by Liv Bolton @liv_outsideuk

    It is proudly supported by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports – stores nationwide and online offering everything you need to equip you for the best outdoors experience.

    • 58 min
    Rehna Yaseen: Life as an outdoors instructor in the Peak District

    Rehna Yaseen: Life as an outdoors instructor in the Peak District

    Imagine getting to take teenagers hiking, canoeing and winter climbing for your full-time job.

    My guest in this podcast episode is Rehna Yaseen - she’s an outdoors instructor and youth and community worker who spends many of her days giving city-based teenagers fantastic outdoors adventures that they wouldn’t normally get to experience.

    Rehna lives in Greater Manchester but her outdoors role in based in the Peak District.

    I travelled to the Hollowford Centre in Castleton in the Peak District to meet Rehna and we also took a hike up Mam Tor together.

    Having only gone on her first hike aged 16, I wanted to find out how Rehna came to be an outdoors instructor and youth worker, what it’s really like to lead teenagers on adventures in the outdoors and why she thinks it’s important that women like her are visible in the outdoors community.

    If would be fantastic if you could rate, review and subscribe to the podcast – it really helps other people discover it – and please feel free to spread the word to your family and friends!

    Thanks!

    Liv x

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    You’ll find Rehna on Instagram @outdoors_with_rehna

    The Outdoors Fix is on Instagram and Facebook @theoutdoorsfix

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    The Outdoors Fix is a podcast produced and hosted by Liv Bolton @liv_outsideuk

    It is proudly supported by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports – stores nationwide and online offering everything you need to equip you for the best outdoors experience.

    • 39 min
    Gilly McArthur: The Lake District’s ice swimmer and rock climber

    Gilly McArthur: The Lake District’s ice swimmer and rock climber

    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.

    If would be fantastic if you could rate, review and subscribe to the podcast – it really helps other people discover it – and please feel free to spread the word to your family and friends!

    Thanks!

    Liv x

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    You’ll find Gilly on Instagram @gillymcarthur

    The Outdoors Fix is on Instagram and Facebook @theoutdoorsfix

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    The Outdoors Fix is a podcast produced and hosted by Liv Bolton @liv_outsideuk

    It is proudly supported by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports – stores nationwide and online offering everything you need to equip you for the best outdoors experience.

    • 49 min
    Matthew Bannister: Walking around the UK for the Folk on Foot podcast

    Matthew Bannister: Walking around the UK for the Folk on Foot podcast

    What if you could combine your passions into your dream outdoors job?

    My guest in this episode, BBC radio presenter Matthew Bannister, has done just that.

    Late on in his broadcasting career, Matthew has managed to merge his love for walking, the outdoors and folk music into his work. The result is his podcast, Folk on Foot.

    Matthew has been on walks all over the UK for the podcast, from Sandwood Bay in northwestern Scotland to Port Isaac in Cornwall and he’s had some spine-tingling encounters with wildlife during some of his recordings.

    Why did Matthew want to move his work outdoors? How did he did it? And why has walking been so important to him throughout difficult periods of his life?

    I hope you enjoy this episode and Matthew’s story. Listen out for his tips for getting outdoors more at the end of the podcast, as well as the relaxing minute of sounds from nature, recorded by some of you, the listeners!

    If would be fantastic if you could rate, review and subscribe to the podcast – it really helps other people discover it – and please feel free to spread the word to your family and friends!

    Thanks!

    Liv x

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    You’ll find Folk on Foot on Instagram @folkonfoot and at www.folkonfoot.com

    The Outdoors Fix is on Instagram and Facebook @theoutdoorsfix

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    The Outdoors Fix is a podcast produced and hosted by Liv Bolton @liv_outsideuk

    It is proudly supported by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports – stores nationwide and online offering everything you need to equip you for the best outdoors experience.

    • 36 min
    Frit Sarita Tam: How a charity walk led to an outdoorsy life and career

    Frit Sarita Tam: How a charity walk led to an outdoorsy life and career

    My guest in this episode is Frit Sarita Tam - she’s an adventure filmmaker and photographer, rock climber, hiker, paddle boarder and more.

    Frit’s introduction to the outdoors was by no means gentle - a 50km, 16 hour charity hike on the South Downs Way with no previous hiking experience.

    But it sparked a fascination with spending time outside and since then, she’s consciously taken baby-steps (as she calls them) towards a more outdoorsy career and life.

    Those small moves forward have led her to taking up micro adventures after work, new outdoor hobbies, filming a documentary about a paddle boarding record and working for the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.

    Frit is a British Chinese lesbian and she’s also passionate about trying to help other people in marginalised groups feel that the outdoors is for them too.

    I hope you enjoy this episode and Frit’s story. Listen out for her tips for an outdoorsy life and don’t forget that at the end of the podcast there's the relaxing minute of sounds from nature, recorded by some of you!

    If would be fantastic if you could rate, review and subscribe to the podcast – it really helps other people discover it – and please feel free to spread the word to your family and friends!

    Thanks!

    Liv x

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    You’ll find Frit on Instagram @fritstartingat30

    The Outdoors Fix is on Instagram and Facebook @theoutdoorsfix

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    The Outdoors Fix is a podcast produced and hosted by Liv Bolton @liv_outsideuk

    It is proudly supported by Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports – stores nationwide and online offering everything you need to equip you for the best outdoors experience.

    • 35 min

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