, hiking boots, backpacking food
were among the themes of the new BBC comedy show The Great Outdoors, which was screened last night (July 28th).
The episode featured a walking club in Berkshire in which new arrival Christine (Ruth Jones) arrives for a simple Cotswolds ramble heavily equipped, including a huge rucksack
and a waterproof coat with so many pockets she has one exclusively for keeping train tickets in.
While the theme of the show was comedy, it may serve as a reminder for those who love to go walking
to find the right equipment and clothing for the route in question, as the requirements for a gentle ramble through the Chilterns will vary from a mountain hike.
In an interview with the Metro News published today, Mark Heap, who plays group leader Bob, said he enjoys walking himself, having undertaken a hike around Romney Marshes before speaking to the paper.
Posted by Elaine Arthur