197-Urban Hiking

Show notes

Urban hiking is a self explanatory term which implies that instead of hiking in remote, or not so remote, bushland you instead take the opportunity to hike through your local urban areas. Depending on where you live this may be through totally built-up town or city infrastructure with hardly a tree or shrub in sight through to areas that include local parkland or if you are lucky enough, through areas that include adjacent bushland.

But is this ‘real’ hiking or just a poor alternative? In this podcast we discuss some key considerations of urban hiking as well as identifying how to get the best out of your urban experience.

Podcast Overview

  • Podcast introduction
  • Episode introduction (time index 0:01:25)
  • Why do it (time index 0:02:05)
  • Choose your own experience (time index 0:05:25)
  • Logistical considerations (time index 0:08:31)
    • Navigation
    • Food
    • Accomodation
    • Gear
    • Water
  • Advantages and disadvantages (time index 0:19:18)
  • The dangers (time index 0:23:25)
  • Gill and Tim’s wrap up (time index 0:24:36)

Close (time index 0:26:32)

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