We’re really happy to launch our new series – Barriers to the Outdoors.
As you well know, we wax lyrical about the life changing mental and physical benefits we’ve both experienced from developing connections with the natural world around us. We truly believe that the outdoors and connecting with nature is something that should be for everyone, but as it stands it isn’t. The thing is, barriers to the outdoors exist in so many ways, and in many circumstances, in ways you might not even have imagined. As we look to diversify this space and strive to make it more inclusive, every single question asked around the topic of privilege and accessibility in the outdoors, the question of barriers comes up in every single conversation. More questions spur out of the question already asked and we truly begin to gain a sense of just how complex an issue getting into the outdoors is for so many people.
In this series, we’re going to be talking to a whole host of people with really different experiences of what barriers have been presented to them and their communities and their thoughts on the issues surrounding this.
In Episode One, we chatted to Gareth and Suzy – a young family based in Sheffield, UK about the pressures of work and daily life, budgeting, equipment barriers, transport and how their young son factors into their decisions to get out into the great outdoors.
Let’s get listening!
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