Living Adventurously

Living Adventurously
Living Adventurously, with Alastair Humphreys, is the story of ordinary people choosing to live extraordinary lives.

Green Spaces are an Opportunity for People to Come Together and Connect - Living Adventurously 18
Feb 25 • 25 min
Annie Berrington is the founder of Get Out More, a social enterprise working to help people engage with nature to feel better in mind and body. She is a qualified forest school practitioner, a busy mum, and a keen microadventurer.
What you don’t know you can learn by doing - Living Adventurously 17
Feb 18 • 32 min
Tim Frenneaux is a former martial arts instructor and nine to fiver. He decided to return to the outdoor life that had brought him so much happiness growing up, and that the best way to make the difference he wanted to see in the world, was to start a…
Going out to explore the world was not encouraged within the Pakistani community
Feb 11 • 36 min
Imran Mughal was the first British-Pakistani to cycle round the world. Over a delicious curry cooked by his mum the proud Yorkshireman told me how going out to explore the world was not encouraged within the Pakistani community. But the decline in health…
“What is it that I want?” - an Adventure with a Raft and a Piano. Living Adventurously 15
Feb 3 • 28 min
Ben Cummins is on a mission to deliver a piano from Liverpool to London. On a home-made raft. That he propels himself. Within 25 years… So far it has taken Ben seven years to push his raft the 127 miles along the canal from Liverpool to Leeds! This…
One Thing at a Time, as Beautiful as Possible - Living Adventurously 14
Jan 28 • 25 min
Thom Barnett runs Mamnick, a clothing brand passionate about cycling. The tagline is “one thing at a time, as beautiful as possible”. I cajoled Thom out of bed at early o’clock and we cycled out of Sheffield together, nipping down the back alleys and…
There is a Broken Connection Between Cities and Wildness - Living Adventurously 13
Jan 21 • 37 min
Professor Ian Rotherham is an expert on a range of environmental issues, including urban wildlife, extreme weather, flooding and climate change. He has published extensively in academic journals, and has released a number of books on UK wildlife and the…
We Need to Reclaim Time to Think in Our Life if we are to Do Meaningful Things - Living Adventurously #12
Jan 14 • 34 min
Sophie Stephenson was living the life she’d always wanted. She had a well-paid dream job in Australia, lived in a beautiful place and felt secure in the knowledge that this could go on, indefinitely. But she was, she realised, unfulfilled. She was not, it…
On Sunday night I am excited to go back to work on Monday morning - Living Adventurously 11
Jan 8 • 43 min
Jon Barton is the founder of Vertebrate Publishing. It sits at the very heart of British adventure writing and outdoor sports. Jon says that “we publish books to inspire adventure. It’s our rule that the only books we publish are those that we’d want to…
Don’t stand on the edge of the diving board with your toes over the edge for hours - Living Adventurously #10
Jan 7 • 32 min
Tomo Thompson is Chief Executive of the charity Friends of the Peak District who work to safeguard the landscape of Britain’s first national park. Tomo is a retired Army Officer, with a recent background in business management consultancy. He also enjoys…
Living an Authentic Life is One Less Thing to Worry About
Dec 31, 2019 • 29 min
Louise McMahon is a climber, caver, diver, occasional photographer and a trans woman she/her. So says her Twitter bio, and I like the order she has chosen to list things in. Once Louise had unpicked and identified the problems she faced, the big change of…
What Stories Do You Tell Yourself About Your Barriers? - Living Adventurously #8
Dec 24, 2019 • 36 min
Sarah Lister was drifting through her twenties until a ‘doorstep mile’ moment of commitment saw her quit her unloved job and begin again. Today Sarah lives in a cosy cottage at the foot of beautiful fells in the Peak District National Park. She works as a…
The Inspirations and Limitations for Women Getting into the Outdoors - Living Adventurously episode #7
Dec 18, 2019 • 27 min
Hetty Key combined her industry experience of the Outdoor / Adventure world with her academic background to investigate issues surrounding women in adventure. Hetty is passionate about using data to increase diversity and improve accessibility within the…
Adventure is Being Open to the Possibility of Something Changing Your Life in Ways You Can’t Predict - Living Adventurously #6
Dec 17, 2019 • 24 min
Helen Mort is a busy woman. She is an award-winning poet and novelist, a runner and a climber. She has also recently become a mum which has transformed her perspective on living adventurously. She told me about being open to the possibilities of change in…
Putting Restrictions in Place Enforces Creativity - Living Adventurously #5
Dec 10, 2019 • 50 min
Tommy Banks was the youngest chef in the world to be awarded a Michelin star. The Black Swan at Oldstead was rated the best restaurant in the world by TripAdvisor in 2017. As a connoisseur of banana sandwiches and dehydrated expedition meals, this was not…
Living Adventurously is About Trying to Not Be at Work - Living Adventurously #4
Dec 10, 2019 • 25 min
Simon Jackson launched the superb Moors One Hundred bikepacking event in North Yorkshire. He guided me around some of his favourite trails on a glorious day of summer heatwave. Simon has a normal job and the usual commitments of raising a family. So he…
Getting Older, the Benefits of Having Time, and Being Aware of your Mortality - Living Adventurously #3
Dec 10, 2019 • 25 min
Mike Bagshaw is a Lancastrian by birth and a zoologist by training. He spent his working career in education, initially indoors, but then for 30 years he worked in outdoor education centres, introducing children and adults to the delights of watersports,…
I’ve Never Really Noticed Things Before, Because I Haven’t Looked - Living Adventurously #2
Dec 10, 2019 • 23 min
Kay Willis is the director at Beyond Boundaries, an organisation that provides opportunities for people with learning disabilities in the beautiful setting of Commondale, North Yorkshire. My ride to the farm took me up and over impressive, empty moorland.…
Learning to Slow Down and Choose Priorities - Living Adventurously #1
Dec 10, 2019 • 31 min
Claire Fuller is training to be an occupational therapist. She loves wild swimming and getting out onto the North Yorkshire moors for overnight camps. Finding the balance between being a busy working woman and a carefree adventurous soul can be difficult.…
Living Adventurously - an Introduction
Nov 27, 2019 • 5 min
My name is Alastair Humphreys. Back in my youth, my glory days, I spent 4 years cycling around the world. Ever since then I’ve been interested in the idea of Living Adventurously. But the definition of Living Adventurously differs for everyone. And it…