I’m really excited to interview Tim Heale of The Tim Heale Podcasts about Gosport, U.K. Tim’s tips for the best things to do in Gosport are awesome because he retired from the British Army and loves to sail. He moved to Gosport in 2018 to enjoy sailing, exploring local history, and being around the British military.
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We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Discover Gosport, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Gosport
The local airport is Southampton Airport (SOU), which is about a 35-minute drive to the downtown area. A water taxi and the Gosport ferry are fun and convenient ways to get across the bay to Gosport.
If you fly into London, taking a train to Portsmouth is one of the best options if you don’t want to rent a car. For people who prefer to rent a car, these are the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Tim Heale about Gosport, U.K. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Gosport, U.K.
- Green dots = best things to do in Gosport, U.K.
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Gosport, U.K.
Who is Tim Heale?
Tim Heale spent most of his adult life under the Colours in the British Army from being an infantry soldier to being an experienced PSYOPS Operator on 7 operational deployments, which provided some awesome opportunities. He played a lot of rugby and his position was at scrum-half. Tim skied telemark and competed several times at the British Telemark Championships. He was a Hang Gliding Instructor and played American Football for the Milton Keynes Pioneers. Tim is a reasonably-experienced offshore sailor and has owned 3 boats and sailed around the U.K. with his wife and Artie, the ship’s cat.
He spent his last 8 years in the Army as a Unit Welfare Officer for London Central Garrison. And Tim took part in all the Ceremonial duties in London during that time. Now, he’s retired and spends his time podcasting and vlogging about the committees of the Portsmouth & Gosport History Group and Hornet Services Sailing Club. His third podcast season is all about Ordinary People’s Extraordinary Lives. The idea is to leave a legacy for future generations so they will know what life was like in our times. Imagine if you died without telling your life story, it would be lost forever. Series five of his podcast is a chat about anything and everything, where nothing is off the table. Tim hosts a live stream on a Thirsty Thursday from 7 pm until 9 pm GMT every week.
Here are a few of his podcasts:
- Dame Caroline Member of Parliament
- The Tim Heale Podcasts S3 E6 Becky Walford
- Thirsty Thursday Live Stream Crime Special
You can connect with Tim on his website and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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If you’re planning a trip to the United Kingdom, check out our other episodes for the region:
- Buckingham Palace, Christmas Markets & The Clink Prison in London, UK
- Burning of the Clocks Parade, Hove Lagoon & Upside Down House in Brighton, England
- Winchester Cathedral, King Arthur’s Round Table & Chesil Rectory in Winchester, UK
- Hidden Pubs and Walking a Llama with Chris in Surrey, England
- Valhalla Museum, Tresco Gardens & Dark Skies Week on the Isles of Scilly, UK
- Royal Crescent, Jane Austen Museum & Roman Bath Houses in Bath, U.K.
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