English Countryside

English Countryside | Expert Panel

February 27, 2023

Today we’re whisking you away to the English Countryside. Specifically The Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. This region is home to the highest peaks and the deepest lakes, yet it remains a well kept secret that I think more people should visit.

In the words local poet of William Wordsworth, “You may leave the Lake District, but once you’ve been, it’ll never leave you.”

My guests today are Matt Loveland and Ben Walker who are avid outdoor enthusiasts, fantastic guides, and partners of mine working with Wilderness England. We talk about everything from the famed Coast to Coast hike, to sailing the British Isles, to the local heritage and culture of this region.



Listen to hear:

  • 02:05 – About Ben’s favorite spot in The Lake District
  • 03:34 – What the layout of The Lake District is
  • 04:23 – What makes this region a UNESCO Heritage site
  • 07:27 – About the Yorkshire area, and why it is worth a visit
  • 09:21 – How to choose between The Lake District and Yorkshire
  • 11:09 – What the tips & tricks about travelling in the English countryside are
  • 12:34 – How the culture here differs from the other regions in England
  • 14:38 – What the most popular type of active travel in England is
  • 18:10 – How the sailing trips and activities they offer are one of a kind experience
  • 21:49 – About the small details that make the trips unforgettable
  • 23:54 – Why they have a special memory of a past guest
  • 27:06 – How families with kids can actively enjoy here
  • 28:48 – About their favorite choices from the region
  • 32:43 – What you will learn about the world after visiting the English Countryside

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