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  • Sponsored Competition: Win Tickets to see Black Men Walking

    Sponsored Competition: Win Tickets to see Black Men Walking

    9th August 2019

    The groundbreaking play inspired by Sheffield walking club is back for 2019 A few years ago, The Great Outdoors published an interview with Maxwell Ayamba, charismatic founder of the Sheffield-based walking club originally called 100 Black Men Walk for Health.…

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  • The Great Outdoors Christmas Gift Guide

    The Great Outdoors Christmas Gift Guide

    10th December 2019

    Chiara Bullen puts together a list of the perfect gifts for the outdoors enthusiast in your life. Jack Wolfskin Merino Wool Hat, £35  It will certainly be cosy this Christmas for the recipient of this gift. This charming knitted bobble hat from…

  • Review: Diagonal Walking by Nick Corble

    Review: Diagonal Walking by Nick Corble

    10th December 2019

    Roger Butler reviews Diagonal Walking by Nick Corble (Matador, £12.99)  Twenty years ago, with a trademark umbrella sticking out of the back of his pack, Nick Crane walked from Berwick-upon-Tweed to the Dorset coast as he closely followed the line of longitude known as the Central Meridian. Now, a…

  • Review: Another Peak by Alex Staniforth

    Review: Another Peak by Alex Staniforth

    10th December 2019

    Alex Roddie reviews Another Peak by Alex Staniforth (Trigger Publishing, £9.99)  Everest was Alex Staniforth’s dream, but that dream died when the earthquake struck Nepal in 2015, ending his summit attempt. Another Peak picks up events after Everest, and is all about “how we define ourselves and what…

  • Route-marking row brewing in Snowdonia 

    Route-marking row brewing in Snowdonia 

    10th December 2019

    Snowdonia plays hosts to dozens of organised mountain events every year; but not all of them seem to be cleaning up after themselves, leaving signs and debris in the landscape. Hanna Lindon looks into the issue causing upset in the area.  Litter…

  • Top 10 walks with extraordinary stone structures

    Top 10 walks with extraordinary stone structures

    25th November 2019

    We can’t promise portals to other worlds or time-traveling adventures, but these walks will make you feel like you’re on your very own fantastic journey.   With over one-thousand standing stone structures across the U.K, it’s a pity that Stonehenge is the…

  • 8 surprising ways climate change could affect our mountains

    8 surprising ways climate change could affect our mountains

    25th November 2019

    Climate change is already visibly changing the Alps – but what impact will it have on Britain’s hills and mountains?  The Matterhorn is crumbling. That’s the assessment of scientists from ETH university in Zurich, who have installed movement sensors at 13,000ft to assess the impact of…

  • Excitement builds for Britain’s biggest outdoor festival

    Excitement builds for Britain’s biggest outdoor festival

    13th November 2019

    Kicking off tomorrow, Kendal Mountain Festival boasts a more diverse range of films and speakers this year as part of an aim to showcase people under-represented in the outdoors. The highlights include ​a talk by Dierdre Wolownick​, who became the…

  • What was the best gear of 2019?

    What was the best gear of 2019?

    12th November 2019

    The Great Outdoors Gear Awards 2019 shortlist has been revealed. Are you eager to know what the top performing outdoors clothing and equipment was in 2019? Want to know the best kit to take you out on the hills in…