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31 May, 2021

Step-by-step guide to the great outdoors

TWO outdoor enthusiasts have decided to share their passion with the hopes of encouraging people to get out and enjoy the wonders of the far north.

By Rhys Thomas

David Walmsley and Ben Sibthorpe have started the Youtube channel Escape 2 FNQ with the hopes of encouraging visitors and locals alike to explore the surrounding areas

TWO outdoor enthusiasts have decided to share their passion with the hopes of encouraging people to get out and enjoy the wonders of the far north. 

Escape 2 FNQ was created by friends Ben Sibthorpe and David (Dave) Walmsley, both of which are avid hikers, motorbike riders and outdoor explorers. 

With the aim to encourage people to get outside and enjoy what the surrounding areas have to offer, Ben and Dave created the Escape 2 FNQ youtube channel. 

Documenting their hikes and rides and other activities they hope to provide people with a sort of guide on how to get out and start exploring with a step-by-step guide on what to expect and how difficult it may be.

“We’re both interested in the great outdoors, but we see there is a lack of information so if you want to go somewhere it’s really hard to find information about trails or walks,” Ben said. 

“If your someone new to the area and want to go for one of these walks, where do you go for the information?

“We saw a lack of information that may be hampering people getting outside and exploring the local areas.” 

After seeing this lack of information Ben and Dave took it upon themselves to use their knowledge of the area and their passion, to assist those who may want to explore, but do not have the means or the confidence. 

This also provides visitors a chance to explore the Tablelands area without much difficulty having detailed videos of the areas, hikes or walks already done. 

Now with Escape 2 FNQ, people can watch detailed videos about certain hikes, areas or rides and know what to expect, what to take and how difficult it may be.

If your interested to watch these helpful videos search up Escape 2 FNQ on Youtube  


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