Studio talk tickets are free to weekend ticket and activity wristband holders. Tickets will also be available on the day – all we ask is that you make a small donation to the National Trust in return for entry.

Friday 10th September 2021

DayTimeSpeakerTitleDescription
Friday 10th Sept1500- 1600Annie BrookesMy Journey: Epilepsy to 70.3 ™ Enjoy this talk from award-winning blogger, Annie Brooks, who will discuss her adventures and journey to her first Ironman (TM) 70.3 Indian Wells, to show that you can live a full adventurous life when faced with a disability.

After years of not knowing she was suffering from epilepsy (complex partial seizures), Annie set out on a mission to bring awareness to the epilepsy community. A complex condition which many don't know enough about.

Annie has decided to take on her Triathlon challenge with some iconic races along the way, including the Mont Blanc Half Marathon, Blenheim Palace Triathlon and the London Triathlon.

Annie will share her story about her drive and passion to never give up, regardless of what life threw at her.
Friday 10th Sept1600 - 1700Craig GrimesExperience CommunityGrowing up, Craig Grimes loved camping, walking, climbing, kayaking, caving and the outdoor life – then an accident left him paralysed from the chest down. Today, he runs Experience Community, an organisation helping disabled people access countryside adventures.

Saturday 11th September 2021

DayTimeSpeakerTitleDescription
Saturday 11th Sept1030 - 1130Chaz PowellThe Wildest JourneyHear from Craghoppers Ambassador, Chaz Powell, who has explored and hiked the globe for over 16 years. Chaz now lives his life as an Explorer, Expedition Leader and Survival Guide. His ongoing project ‘The Wildest Journey’ is all about his wildest journeys by foot along Africa's wildest rivers with an aim to raise awareness for wildlife conservation and anti poaching.
Saturday 11th Sept12:00 - 1300Team #WeTwo
Phoebe Smith & Dwayne Fields
Planting seeds not flags: How two unlikely adventurers are working together to diversify the outdoorsSponsored by Hurtigruten, the #WeTwo Foundation will be taking a group of young people on an expedition to Antarctica on board on of our ships. Phoebe and Dwayne, who will be leading the expedition, will discuss the expedition and their foundation/motivation for organising the trip. You can find out more about the project here.
Saturday 11th Sept1430 - 1530Sabah Ahmed Empowering women to get outdoors Hear from Craghopppers Ambassador, Sabah Ahmed, on her journey and leading role on empowering women to get outdoors.

Sunday 12th September 2021

DayTimeSpeakerTitleDescription
Sunday 12th Sept1030 - 1130Alan HinkesLive & UncutAlan Hinkes is the first Briton to climb the world's highest mountains. These are the 14 8000m peaks, all of which are in the 'death zone', where human survival rate is measured in hours. They are the most dangerous mountains on the planet. Alan is part of an exclusive club of only 12 people alive who have achieved this feat, which is the same number of people who have stood on the moon. Many have perished attempting this challenge.ncorporating dramatic stills and video clips, Alan Hinkes illuminates his extreme exploits.
Sunday 12th Sept1200 - 1300Harrison Ward a.k.a Fell FoodieHow the Mountains Saved My LifeHarrison Ward, who is better known as Fell Foodie, has made his name by cooking up restaurant style dishes in remote locations on minimal equipment. Despite being Cumbrian, a love of the mountains was only a recent discovery. Battling depression and suicidal thoughts since puberty, Harrison found solace through alcohol. Life went spiralling out of control as he ballooned in weight, lived a live of lethargy and came to terms with the fact he had become an alcoholic. Listen to his story of uphill struggle and change as he transformed his life through the hills.
Sunday 12th Sept1430 - 1530John D Burns Storytime with the Last HillwalkerJohn talks about his forty years walking and climbing in the hills with humour and theatre. His passion for wild places has deepened in recent years. He has some controversial questions about who owns our wild places and what lies in the future for us and the landscape that is our inheritance.