The Worlds longest running independent producer of broadcast quality podcasts for the adventurer, the long distance hiker, the backpacker, the camper, in fact anyone seeking an independent life in the outdoors as a self powered traveler.

Since 2005 we’ve produced audio and video podcasts for the self powered outdoor enthusiast in the UK and World-Wide. For people who wants to find out more about getting into the outdoors lifestyle and enjoying the simple pleasures in life.

Our range of material goes back to 2005 and dips into many aspects. We talk to others and discuss their trips and experiences big and small, we discuss and review gear, we link associated skills and interests all with the aim to inspire, inform, entertain and encourage listeners to enjoy the natural world around them.

Free information created by fellow enthusiasts

History in the making

The Outdoors Station was created by Bob Cartwright in 2005 where his experience in professional broadcast production and knowledge of the outdoors world combined to create a unique resource for the self powered traveler.

The key ethos is to create an independent production platform and to inform, entertain and inspire others to enjoy a healthy outdoors lifestyle, with responsibly and understanding of the natural world around them.

Since its inception in 2005 The Outdoors Station has been providing free audio and video podcast entertainment, information, trip reports and reviews specifically with the backpacker, traveler, cyclist, paddler in mind.

The figures (Nov 2024)

Total audio podcasts produced since 2005 is currently 565, which have been downloaded (to date) 15,457,810 times. Average download per episode 27,358.

Total video podcasts produced (YouTube) 650. Viewed 2,512,979 times. Average views per video 3866+. Current YouTube subscribers 9956.


The facts

It would appear that the outdoor enthusiast is hungry for information. Much more information! Programs presented in a fun practical style that tell them more about products, how they can be used and general outdoor inspiration are in great demand.

This station has therefore been created as a central hub of new media information in the form of podcasts, to allow the industry to talk directly to the end user, and explain all relevant aspects of their products. Plus a series of independent programs for entertainment thrown in!

Everyone involved with the site is doing it to share the passion, knowledge and inspiration. We are not doing it for financial gain so it is all free for the end user to view, to incorporate in their blog or website and to pass around!

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Bob Cartwright






My relationship with the outdoors goes back a long way, however these are some of the key highlights which come to mind for anyone who is interested.

1981: Backpacked around the world on a shoestring taking 18 months
1989-1991: Competitor MTB series
1989 Onwards: Competitor Trail Running series
1989-1990: PR and Marketing Manager for The Malvern Hills Classic MBR
1991: Event Director for the British National Mountain Bike Championship at The Malvern Hills Classic

2004: Started specialist lightweight importers
2004: Took part for the first time in 25th Anniversary 200 Mile TGO Challenge
2005: Started The Outdoors Station free media resource for lovers of the outdoors
2005-2010: Competitor in OMM Mountain Marathons including 2008 Borrowdale

2006: Designer of unique Micro, Solo and Duo Tarps – Made in Britain
2007: Designer of The Honey Stove (Multifuel stove) – Made in Britain
2007: Designer of Sleepwell compact down pillow
2008: Designer of The Pocket Stove (Multifuel stove) – Made in Britain
2008: Designer of multi tool pockets to retrofit most rucksacks on market
2008: Designer of Lightfoot Socks
2008: Designer of luxury Leather Bushcraft Bag collection – Made in Britain
2008: Designer of Silk Worm sleeping system with offcuts made into camp shopping bags

2009: Winner of European Podcast Award – UK Business
2009: Designer of Fleetfoot Trailshoe Gaiters
2009: Designer of first reliable walking pole linking system – Made in Britain
2010: Winner of European Podcast Award – UK Business
2012: Designer of Universal Trivet to fit multiple stoves – Made in Britain
2014: Designer of the Wilderness Quilt – Made in Britain
2018: Completed 2000 miles and 10 Crossings of TGO Challenge
2020: Author of Outdoor Cookbook for Dehydrator Owners
2020: Author of Great Meals for Wood Stoves








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