Hiking

Stories

1st July 2020

A conversation with travel writer Nick Hunt

Nick Hunt is a writer, storyteller and editor whose work explores the relationship between society and landscape. He is best known for two travel books. In Walking the Woods and the Water, Nick retraces Patrick Leigh Fermor’s seminal walk from Holland to Istanbul. In Where the Wild Winds Are, he walks the invisible pathways of four European winds - the Helm Bora, Foehn and Mistral - observing their impact on landscapes, people and culture. His third travel book, Outlandish: Walking Europe’s Unlikely Landscapes, will be published in May 2021. Nick also helps edit the journal of The Dark Mountain Project, a cultural movement in search of stories that can help us respond to the climate emergency with a 'hope beyond hope'.

10th June 2020

Go Home Polish: Walking 1,900 km in search of home

Michal Iwanowski is a documentary photographer. He grew up in Poland but has been working and living in Wales since 2001. In 2018, for Go Home Polish, he walked 1900km from Wales to Poland, exploring the idea of 'home' in response to the Brexit debate and xenophobic graffiti he had seen in Wales. Sam chatted with Michal about the trip, his images, long-distance walking and home.

8th June 2020

Maps, getting lost and exploring familiar UK places in new ways

Jennie Savage is a public artist and curator who seeks to transform people’s perception of place. Her work takes many forms, from the personal to the political. Her projects include maps, audio walks, a bus tour, public interventions, a radio station, a cinema for the sea, publications, films and other online works. Sam spoke with her about her work, maps, the value of getting lost and exploring familiar UK places in new ways.

8th June 2020

Ensuring equal outdoor access for the UK's black and ethnic minority communities

Maxwell Ayamba is an academic and journalist whose work focuses on environmental and racial justice. He also founded the Sheffield Environment Movement charity in 2016, to promote access and participation in the natural environment for people from black and ethnic minority communities. Here he reflects on the challenges of this work, both in a Sheffield and a UK context.

Authors

Sam Firman

Sam Firman

A freelance writer exploring the links between adventure, travel and social progress with a background in social innovation. Recently moved from London to Vancouver for access to the mountains.

Maxwell Ayamba

Maxwell Ayamba

Maxwell Ayamba is an academic and journalist whose work focuses on environmental and racial justice. He also founded the Sheffield Environment Movement charity in 2016, to promote access and participation in the natural environment for people from black and ethnic minority communities.

Adventure Uncovered

Adventure Uncovered

Adventure Uncovered influences social and environmental change through responsible adventure.

Events

Mind over Mountains, Lake District

1st May 2020
The Lake District

Mind over Mountains

5th May 2018
Lake District, England

Evenings to Explore I

10th July 2019
London