A conversation with Welsh barefoot runner, BBC landscape gardener & journalist, Lynne Allbutt about how nature has been her healer through an emotionally challenging life. From running on earth energies to reading the signs of nature and making conscious choices with regards to climate change.
Lynne is the first person to run across Wales barefoot in 2 days, in this conversation she shares her insights into the power of the mind and working with nature.
In 2014 Lynne became the first person to run the width of Wales barefoot and has since written her autobiography Barefoot and Before. Far from being an ultra-runner or extreme sports woman, Lynne is a gardener with a passion for the outdoors and is often described as a Champion for Mother Nature.
She is an avid writer and speaker whose humour and energy make for informative and lively walks, talks and interviews on topics including keeping pet pigs, bee-keeping (or bee-borrowing as she calls it), garden design, health and well being, mindfulness, Zoopharmacognosy (how animals self medicate in the wild and replicating remedies with oils) and of course, barefooting.
Lynne pens a weekly full page column for Wales’s National newspaper, the Western Mail, also writing for The Tindle Group of Newspapers (The Abergavenny Chronicle) as well as regular freelance articles for a wide variety of magazines, websites and other publications.
As well as being a regular guest on BBC Radio Wales, Lynne has vast experience in front of the camera, having presented a number of garden makeover shows for BBC Wales and Sky TV, plus other appearances including guesting on The Paul O Grady Show and as Derek Brockway’s walk guide for BBC’s Weatherman Walking (barefoot).