Nominations For The Great Outdoors Reader Awards Now Open

Nominations For The Great Outdoors Reader Awards Now Open

We’re excited to announce that the nominations for our hotly anticipated 2019 Reader Awards are now open.

Pilot scheme to charge for wild camping prompts furious backlash

Pilot scheme to charge for wild camping prompts furious backlash

UKWildCamp, which claims to be campaigning to change the law on wild camping in England and Wales, has advertised a number of ‘wild camping’ pitches for upwards of £20 a night.

Digital content: the Cape Wrath Trail

Digital content: the Cape Wrath Trail

The Cape Wrath Trail is among the UK’s toughest but also most rewarding long-distance routes – where better to find solitude and a break from the noise of switched-on modern living?

Comparative review: backpacking food

Comparative review: backpacking food

Alex Roddie tests out a range of meals and snacks created for the outdoors.

Walk the Wild with the John Muir Trust

Walk the Wild with the John Muir Trust

The Great Outdoors magazine has teamed up with wild land charity the John Muir Trust to look at how the land they own, lease and manage is protected and enhanced for the benefit of people and wildlife.

Cape Wrath Trail walkers rescue injured man on remote Scottish mountain

Cape Wrath Trail walkers rescue injured man on remote Scottish mountain

It’s been a busy season so far on the Cape Wrath Trail, and for two walkers it ended up being a little more exciting than they had planned.

Gear guide: smart watches

Gear guide: smart watches

Our guide to outdoor smart watches – how you could benefit from one, what to look for, and six recent models compared.

Fight for Likes: the Risk-Taking Guides Stirring up a Social Media Storm

Fight for Likes: the Risk-Taking Guides Stirring up a Social Media Storm

Social media is swamped with daredevil ‘influencers’ performing risky stunts. But when scrambling and climbing guides use these tactics to market themselves, the results can be controversial – even dangerous. Hanna Lindon looks at a recent example.

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