BMC launches new hillwalking-focused podcast

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The BMC is launching a new hillwalking focussed podcast (Image credit: British Mountaineering Council)

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) has launched a new podcast focussed specifically on hillwalking. The new podcast, called Wild Horizons, is hosted by climber and writer Niall Grimes.

Each week, the podcast chooses an upland area or coastal path. Niall will chat to someone who knows and loves the area. Together, host and guest find the special magic of the place and point listeners towards the great hikes and features to be found there.

There are three episodes of the Wild Horizons podcast already live covering Cwm Idwal with Rachael Crewesmith, the South Downs Way with Fabrizio Scaglione and Helvellyn with Zac Poulton.

The BMC said, “In these strange times, Wild Horizons seeks to connect with the mountains in our past and in our futures. It seeks to conjure up the feeling we all remember when being in these special places and also to inspire our days out when freedom returns. Hopefully Wild Horizons will be like meeting an old friend, as well as putting new ones on the map.”

You can listen to Wild Horizons on your favourite podcasting app (currently on Libsyn, more coming very soon). The BMC are also keen to get opinions from listeners, “It would be great if listeners could get in touch and help shape the journey of the show. What would you like to know, where would you like to hear about, who would you like to listen to? Tag us with any feedback on #bmcWildHorizons or email”

Emily Woodhouse

An adventure writer based on Dartmoor, England, Emily is an active member of Mountain Rescue and a summer Mountain Leader, but loves all things adventure – before her third birthday she had lived on three continents. Founder of Intrepid magazine, she works to help break stereotypes about women in the outdoors. Her expeditions have included walking all Dartmoor’s 119 tors in a single two-week outing, cycling to Switzerland and back, and riding the Rhine from source to sea.