PODCAST

Just Up The Trail

Robert Jones

Just Up The Trail is the place to hear conversations from the outdoors. Its a place to hear from cool people doing cool things in even cooler places, a place where members of this vibrant and inclusive outside outdoor community share their stories, experiences and adventures.


We'll hear from trail runners, long distance hikers, paddlers, bikers and climbers. We'll also hear from the activists, the wardens, the rescuers, those people who work to protect the places in which we seek adventure.


So if you have a story to share or want to know more, drop me a line at www.justupthetrail.com

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Welcome to Just Up The Trail
Hiking and Wildcamping on the National Trails with Stephie Boon
Hiking and wild camping on the National Trails with Stephie BoonThis week Stephanie Boon joins me to chat about hiking and wild camping on the UK's National Trails. We had a wonderful chat about her outdoors experiences, her creativity and love of coastal hiking as well as the pressures on mental health from being both on and off trail. During the Show we discussHer recent trip to Dartmoor for her lowland leader qualificationThe influence of nature and the outdoors on art and creativityHer experiences of hiking and wild camping on the National TrailsHow hiking and the outdoors can impact our mental health both positively and negativelyWhen not on trail you can find StephieOn InstagramOn her blog. Ten Mile HikeListen, rate, and subscribe!For automatic downloads please subscribe in your podcast appPlease take a moment to review and rate the podcastSupport The ShowYou can support the show at our Patreon Page. If you can spare £5 a month you will help keep the show free for those who can’t afford it and you’ll come away with a general feeling of soundness and kindness.Links to products mentioned in the show, along with some of the gear we rely on for our adventures can be found on the website here.Keep in TouchKeep up to to date with developments and guest announcements on our social media pages as well as loads of extra stuff on the websiteInstagram @justupthetrailFacebook @justupthetrailukYoutube Just Up The TrailWebsite www.justupthetrail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
2d ago
59 mins
Taking on the Three Peaks ChallengeRunning the South West Coast Path with Leah Atherton
Running the South West Coast Path // with Leah AthertonIn this episode of Just Up The Trail I sit down with trail runner and poet, Leah Atherton.In 2018, Leah headed out on the South West Coast Path and, carrying all her gear, completed a solo fast-pack of the 630 mile National Trail in 30 days.She returned to the trail 2 years later, armed with a team of willing volunteers and a desire to complete the trail in the Fastest Known Time. During the show we discussHow she got into running trailsTraining for an endurance event Running 50+ miles, day after day after dayHow being on trail impacts or influences her writing process and her poetry. Where to find LeahWhen not out running trails Leah will be writing poetry.Her first collection, “A Sky the Colour of Hope” is available from Verse Poetry Press and is wonderful!You can follow her on Instagram @poet_on_the_runListen, rate, and subscribe!For automatic downloads please subscribe in your podcast appPlease take a moment to review and rate the podcastSupport The ShowYou can support the show at our Patreon Page.If you can donate a little each month you will help keep the show free for those who can’t afford it and you’ll come away with a general feeling of soundness and kindness. There are a few little extras for Patrons, details of which are over on the membership page.Links to products mentioned in the show, along with some of the gear we rely on for our adventures can be found on the website here.Keep in TouchKeep up to to date with developments and guest announcements on our social media pages as well as loads of extra stuff on the websiteInstagram @justupthetrailFacebook @justupthetrailukYoutube Just Up The Trail Website www.justupthetrail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01-05-2022
56 mins
Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with Chris Townsend
Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail // with Chris TownsendIn the very first podcast from Just Up The Trail, I sit down with hiker, writer and outdoorsman, Chris Townsend.Chris’ book “Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles” inspired me to move on from single day hikes and mountain days to the bigger challenge of multi-day backpacking trips. I read it one Christmas and by Easter we were hiking the the West Highland Way.Chris has hiked many miles over the years and written over 25 books about his trips and the outdoors but today he joins me to discuss his 1982 hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, the 2653 mile trail from Mexico to Canada, and the book that inspired me to got out further and longer.During the conversation we touch on:How a young man from Lancashire finds out about a ribbon of trail halfway around the world, in 1980.Chris’ first encounter with the heat of desert hikingThe importance of solitude in the outdoors  How the PCT defined the next 40 years of his life.A massive thank you to Chris for coming out to play and being the very first contributor to what promises to be a wonderful library of stories and adventure from the outdoors.A little more about Chris TownsendChris Townsend writes regularly for TGO Magazine and has written 22 books on the outdoors, including the award winning The Backpacker's Handbook. His recent publications feature two long-distance walks he undertook in the USA. Grizzly Bears and Razor Clams documents his hike on the Pacific Northwest Trail and Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles his 1982 hike on the Pacific Crest Trail as well as more recently, Along The Divide in which he walks 700 miles of the Scottish watershed.You can find Chris’ writings and musings on his extensive blog www.christownsendoutdoors.com and his books on Sandstone Press here.Listen, rate, and subscribe!For automatic downloads please subscribe in your podcast appPlease take a moment to review and rate the podcastSupport The ShowYou can support the show at our Patreon Page. If you can spare £5 a month you will help keep the show free for those who can’t afford it and you’ll come away with a general feeling of soundness and kindness.Links to products mentioned in the show, along with some of the gear we rely on for our adventures can be found on the website here.Keep in TouchKeep up to to date with developments and guest announcements on our social media pages as well as loads of extra stuff on the websiteInstagram: @justupthetrailFacebook: @justupthetrailukYoutube: Just Up The TrailWebsite: www.justupthetrail.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30-04-2022
57 mins
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