The Great Outdoors Reader Awards

Nominations for the Reader Awards are now closed. Shortlists will be announced very soon.

Here are the categories for this year’s Reader Awards:

Walkers’ pub of the year

Your favourite place for a post-walk pint or quality pub grub.

Previous winners: Applecross Inn; Wasdale Head Inn; Clachaig Inn

Walkers’ café or restaurant of the year

Anywhere with sit-down dining, from chippies upwards.

Previous winners: Moel Siabod Café, Capel Curig; Pete’s Eats, Llanberis

Hostel or bunkhouse of the year

Casual accommodation catering for muddy boots.

Previous winners: YHA Borrowdale

Campsite of the year

Celebrate excellent locations, friendly staff and great facilities.

Previous winners: Glenbrittle Campsite, Skye

Walkers’ app of the year

Anything you use on your mobile device to aid your outdoor adventures.

Previous winners: OS Maps

Outdoor personality of the year

Who has inspired you in 2019?

Previous winners: Hill-bagging spaniels Max & Paddy and human companion Kerry Irving; Sir Ranulph Fiennes; Kate Ashbrook; Sir Chris Bonington; Nicky Spinks

Outdoor book of the year

Guidebooks, memoirs, novels, photographic books…

Previous winners: There’s Always the Hills(Cameron McNeish); Risking Life and Limb(Judy Whiteside); The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs(Tristan Gooley), 8000 Metres(Alan Hinkes); Lake District Walks with History(Vivienne Crow)

Campaign or campaigner of the year

Those who stand up, speak out and act on the issues that matter to walkers.

Previous winners: Chris Packham; Mend Our Mountains; John Muir Trust; Ramblers coastal access campaign; Country Guardian anti-windfarm campaign

Independent retailer of the year

Retailers who operate independently, with five or fewer stores.

Previous winners: Keswick Boot Company; Needle Sports; Rathbones of Keswick; George Fisher; Outside, Hathersage

Chain retailer of the year

Outdoor retailers with six or more stores

Previous winners: Cotswold Outdoor

Online retailer of the year

Your favourite places to buy gear, maps and books online.

Previous winners: Alpkit; Go Outdoors; Above & Beyond

Outdoor clothing or equipment brand of the year

Gear brands with consistently high-quality, good-value kit or with commendable customer service.

Previous winners: Rab; Páramo

The extra mile award

Recognising individuals or groups who go beyond the call of duty to make a difference – from employees who have provided exceptional customer service to volunteers who contribute their time for the benefit of the countryside and other walkers. Feel free to share your stories to help support your nominees.

Previous winners: Sarah Howcroft, Gift Your Gear; Fix the Fells volunteer lengthsmen