Big Issue vendors spend their working lives outside – but plenty of them spend their free time in the great outdoors too.
These vendors, who recently returned to their pitches along with hundreds of Big Issue sellers in England Wales, tell us why they love connecting with nature.
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“I’m a bit of an outdoors type, I like going for long walks. I’ve seen quite a bit of the south-west and south coast. And of course I’ve always got my dog Molly with me wherever I go.
“My favourite part of the country is Land’s End. It’s wonderful – the sea down there on the coast is proper blue, a pure kind of blue colour, so you can see the bottles at the bottom.”
Rob’s plans for a charity walk of the entire length of the UK with Molly were put on hold last year by the pandemic. He still plans to complete the challenge when restrictions allow. He sells The Big Issue in Longfield in Kent.