Meet Your President


Club President Julia Bradbury will be attending this year’s NFOL.  Julia will be enjoying all the traditional fun of NFOL, including judging the Mardi Gras, Lighting-up and the Cadac Cook-off. Julia will also be on the main stage in the Swift Marquee at 11am and 3.30pm on Saturday.

Credited with revamping Sunday night primetime television on BBC One’s Countryfile, and dubbed “Lady of the Lakes” following her many walking series, Julia’s reputation as the face of the outdoors began when she presented Wainwright Walks, a stunning BBC Four series shot in the Lake District. 

Julia has presented many genres of programming from motor based sports to consumer affairs, but she is best known for her love of travel and the outdoors and this is reflected in Britain’s Favorite Walks: Top 100 and her 6 part walking series, Britain’s Best Walks when in 2015 Julia moved “homes” to ITV when she also presented a five part show Wonders of Britain. This saw her travelling across the country reporting on some of her favorite places that make Britain great from our industrial and royal heritage, to rolling countryside, dramatic coastline and beautifully eclectic buildings. In 2016 Best Walks With A View was another popular 6 part  ITV walking programme, where she hiked across the UK showing off some more spectacular walking locations.

More recently, you will have seen your President travelling further afield in  Australia with Julia Bradbury (currently on ITV 8.30pm Thursday), where she travels from the west to east coast, and talks to surfers, crocodile wranglers and conservationists, combining her passions for travel and the environment.

Julia’s impressive back catalogue of presenting posts and details of all her adventures can be found on www.theoutdoorguide  (TOG) which she co-founded with her sister Gina to give views and outdoor enthusiasts an online resource that mirrors the walks  and attractions included in Julia’s programs and details everything you need to know to enjoy time in the great outdoors, including of course The Friendly Club’s sites!