Julia Bradbury

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Date Published: 02/04/2024
Duration: 56:07
Season: 11

Today we are joined by a name synonymous with adventure, exploration, and a deep passion for the great outdoors. Julia Bradbury’s love affair with nature began at a young age, nurtured by family hikes and camping trips in the rugged landscapes of the Peak District.


She started her career as a show business reporter for breakfast TV in Los Angeles, becoming a household name as the presenter of BBC’s Countryfile alongside co-host Matt Baker – her boundless enthusiasm for the countryside endeared her to audiences across the UK. She is perhaps best known for turning her lifelong passion for walking into prime-time TV, with shows including Britain’s Best Walks, Cornwall and Devon Walks with Julia Bradbury and Wainwright’s Walks in the Lake District.


But Julia’s thirst for adventure extends far beyond the borders of Britain, and over the years, she’s embarked on countless adventures to some of the world’s most remote and awe-inspiring destinations. Her travel diaries today take us from Greece to South Africa, Iceland to Costa Rica.


I also really enjoyed talking to Julia about health and wellbeing, she has a huge wealth of knowledge that she accumulated while writing her Sunday Times Bestseller Walk Yourself Happy, and also because of the lifestyle shift she herself adopted after being diagnosed with breast cancer for which she underwent a mastectomy in 2021. I think that you’ll find this an inspiring, energising and wanderlust-inducing conversation.


Destination Recap:


  • Agia Marina, Athens, Greece
  • Chios, Greece
  • Skiathos, Greece
  • Skopelos, Greece
  • South Africa
  • Peak District, England – Stanage Edge, Buxton, Mam Tor
  • Landmannalaugar trail, Iceland
  • Costa Rica
  • Lake District, England
  • South America


Walk Yourself Happy is available from all good bookshops and online, and you can book her Lake District retreat, which is called Walk Yourself Happy Wellbeing Retreat on theOutdoorGuide.co.uk here.


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