The Great Outdoors


The Great Outdoors is here to help you make the most of your time in the hills.

Published every four weeks, Britain’s original outdoor magazine is packed full of stunning photography, top class writing and brilliant walking and backpacking routes, along with authoritative gear reviews from the country’s most experienced team of testers and essential skills advice from highly qualified outdoor instructors.

Regular contributors include our Gear Editor Chris Townsend – the UK’s most experienced long-distance walker – as well as comedian Ed Byrne and respected outdoor writers Jim Perrin, Ronald Turnbull, Judy Armstrong and BMC Hillwalking Officer Carey Davies.

The magazine is also the lead sponsor, alongside Hanwag and Fjallraven, of The Great Outdoors Challenge – an utterly brilliant and totally unique backpacking event that takes place every year in the Scottish Highlands. Find out more about the Challenge here.

The Great Outdoors is available from WHSmiths, newsagents and supermarkets – or click here for our latest subscription offer. See you in the hills!