Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The Walks Around Britain podcast - edition 6

The Walks Around Britain podcast - edition 6

Coming soon - our walk from Grasmere to Rydale

Coming soon - our walk from Grasmere to Rydale with Zoe Dawes - The Quirky Traveller.

A whole new Podcast

At present, we've been very happy with the response to our first toe in the water of podcasting - and now we're ready to jump in!

We're working on changing the podcasts to make a more complete magazine-style programme - the kind you'd find on Radio 4.  we'll be extending the length of the podcasts from the current 5 minutes to between 15-20 minutes - and we'll be committing to be making at least one a month.

These new podcasts could feature absolutely anything to do with walking and the great outdoors.  We could feature an audio walk, an interview, gear and kit tests and reviews and - of course - the hints and tips we started doing on the podcasts already.

To help us achieve our lofty ambitions, we're looking for sponsors for the new podcasts.  It doesn't have to be for a long term commitment - in fact we'd prefer to get different sponsors for each individual edition.  This way, we can make a part of the content of the podcast relate directly or indirectly to the sponsor.  Say if an independent outdoor retailer from the Lake District sponsored an edition - we could bring in their local knowledge to give a Top 10 walks in the Lakes.  Or they could come out on an audio walk with us.  Or they could suggest some great kit to take out walking in the Lakes.  All of these are informative to the listener and do not compromise the podcast into being just a long advert.

So, if you're interested in sponsoring an edition of our podcasts, please email us - or leave a comment below.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Welcome to the new Walks Around Britain blog

Welcome to the new Walks Around Britain blog.

On here, the team and I will be posting walking info, news, reviews and behind-the-scene details about our walking videos and walking routes.

Our main website is www.walksaroundbritain.co.uk and you can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/WalksBritain