The star shared her love of nature and how her own family – Zephyr, 10, and her six-year-old twins, Xanthe and Zena – also enjoy the great outdoors.
She has shot a series of films aimed at bringing walkers from all over Britain to the region, with the aim of showing the beauty of Sheffield and the Peak District National Park and luring them to The Outdoor City.
The campaign includes a series of five films that show Julia presenting various walks and Debbie North, a wheelchair user, presenting accessible walks, to show the beauty at the gates of the city of steel.
Julia said: “This is a great time to get outside, connect with your senses, and get some vitamin N if needed – it’s n for nature.”
Filmed by The Outdoor Guide in collaboration with Sheffield City Council and their Outdoor City campaign, Julia takes viewers on a journey that takes them to key locations such as the Tinsley Canal, Damflask Reservoir, the Loxley Valley Easy Going Trail, Porter Valley and Wyming Brook and Redmires Reservoir.
Julia began to enjoy walking with her father, Michael, in the Peak District and on the Porter Valley Walk.
She said: “This takes you into the Peak District National Park where I started walking with my dad and where my love of walking began.
“I was fortunate enough to grow up with the Peak District on my doorstep. I went to school in Sheffield and my dad introduced me to my lifelong friend, therapist and workout buddy – Nature.
“We went for our first walk together when I was about seven, crossing one of the nearby moorlands. I say hike; Daddy was doing all the hard work pulling me 6ft 4in beside him while I watched the gigantic, gloomy landscapes. On one of these adventures we passed the National Trust-owned Kinder Scout – deservedly the birthplace of walking. These walks were not just special times of father-daughter bond that I will always cherish, they have also led me to where I am today. “
The 51-year-old said: “There are some great walks for everyone and this is really where my love of walking started. Sheffield is so special that these walks will show you the variety of green spaces in the town and its heritage My favorite is the Porter Brook Walk – a peaceful stream surrounded by woods, which ends in Endcliffe Park, where I spent my teenage years.
She also shared her love of camping and said: “I grew up in Sheffield and there are so many beautiful places in Yorkshire to camp at this time of year.
“Camping is an intense family moment and gives real freedom to spend time outdoors, with family and friends creating good memories and activities. It’s a real bonding moment as the roles develop quite a bit. quickly wherever you are – who is going to be in charge of setting up the tent, who takes care of the cooking or the bedding.
The presenter explained further: “This is a good thing, because you can navigate in different ways than you might at home or on a more traditional vacation. But in the end, you can open the door to tent in the morning and be wherever you want to be, so there’s freedom too – it’s the best of both worlds. “
Julia has put together her top camping tips that anyone, especially those new to camping, can adopt to help make their trip smoother:
1, it is really important to be dressed for all weather as it is likely that you will encounter rain, sun and cold in just one trip with bad UK weather! Literally four seasons in one day. Consider a lightweight, quick-drying waterproof jacket, t-shirts, fleeces, and extra layers and socks for those chilly nights.
2, When it comes to camping kit, make sure you buy something that fits your space requirements as well as technical know-how. If you can, practice in the garden before you go to make sure everything is working and not missing any pieces.
3, If you prefer to have everything ready for you, the Camping and Caravanning Club has its ‘Ready Camp’ safari style tents around its network of campsites where everything is provided for you except bedding and towels.
4, Make sure you have your staple food – cereals, croissants and snacks to keep you going when you settle down.
5, And if you can’t get away, remember you can camp anywhere – in the kitchen, living room or backyard! In the past I have done amazing stunts to raise awareness, camping on a houseboat or on top of the O2, but the most fun I have is at home with the kids in the back garden.
Julia has been President of the Camping and Caravanning Club since 2013 and participated in National Camping Week last month.
In her eighth year as President of the Camping and Caravanning Club which hosts the week, she visited one of the Club’s campsites to celebrate the great outdoors as Britain prepares for a summer vacation.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-29 12:28:43