8 Of The Best Outdoor & Adventure Podcasts Of 2021

Dirtbag Diaries

Having racked up millions of downloads since they started the adventure podcast in 2013, Dirtbag Diaries is focused on telling exciting stories about the outdoors as if you were sat around a roaring campfire under the stars. They cover a whole range of subject matters from skiing to surfing to climbing.  Even if you’re not a massive fan of the sport they’re discussing, every episode is very relatable for any outdoor enthusiast and covers a broad topic of discussion.  


Accompanying the much-loved magazine ‘Outside’, this outdoor & adventure podcast hosts fascinating guests who all have a story to tell. From extreme climbers to wildlife documentary makers, the podcast is full of variety and provides an opportunity to hear about the fascinating experiences of experts in the field. They cover a range of topics related to the outdoors from a climber’s tale of survival and most recently a journalist's mission to expose lawlessness in the world’s oceans

By Land

Designed to help people enhance their enjoyment of the outdoors, this adventure podcast offers tips and tricks for hikers alongside a whole host of inspiring tales of adventure. The podcast offers practical advice which listeners have said has given them the confidence to get back out in the great outdoors. If you’re looking for some inspiration to help you rediscover your love of nature, this is one of the best outdoor podcasts you can listen to.

How To Be Superhuman

As adrenaline-fuelled as you’d expect, Redbull’s adventure podcast explores what it takes to reach the limits of human endurance. Speaking to athletes who have taken on seemingly ‘superhaman’ challenges such as cycling 18000 miles in 73 days or climbing Everest without oxygen, this adventure podcast is full of jaw-dropping moments and keeps you on the edge of your seat. 

Walks Around Britain

An audio walking guide exploring some of Britain’s most beautiful settings such as the Pennine Way and the Welsh coast, this adventure podcast inspires you to get back out exploring. From advice on how to find the best kit to outdoor news and adventures, this podcast is the perfect audio accompaniment for outdoor lovers.  

She Explores

Bringing together a variety of voices, ‘She Explores’ is an outdoor & adventure podcast dedicated to stories of women who are inspired by the outdoors. The episodes cover themes such as solo hiking and camping as well as diversity and feminism intersecting with the outdoor experience. 

Of Mountains and Minds

Hosted by Edinburgh based ultrarunner and adventurer Caroline Mckay, this adventure podcast shares the experiences of people who have been through life-changing endurance events, transitions or challenges. The podcast looks at the psychology of outdoor pursuits, opening up a discussion about mental health and how this relates to the outdoor experience. 

Wild Ideas Worth Living

If you’re looking for a bit of motivation then this adventure podcast is likely to do the trick. Hosted by adventure journalist Shelby Stanger, ‘Wild Ideas Worth Living’ interviews guests who have taken their own wild ideas and made them into a reality. Shelby interviews a range of inspiring individuals from world-class explorers to scientists and health experts, all with fascinating stories of adventure to tell. 

If any of these adventure podcasts have left you rearing to get outdoors, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team at LOWA who will be more than happy to advise you on the best footwear for your next adventure.