Latest Issue

The September 2019 issue is out now!

On sale August 16 to September 13

How to get a copy: 

This issue of The Great Outdoors is all about finding your own space and discovering inspiration, excitement and beauty in the natural world – even in unlikely places.

  • Escape the summer crowds in the Lake District;
  • Go wild camping in a lesser-trodden corner of the Scottish Highlands;
  • Explorethe temperate rainforests of Snowdonia;
  • Discover Somerset’s bucolic Limestone Link trail;
  • Find surprising wildness and natural beauty in Hong Kong;
  • Find out which are the best sleeping bags on the market

And much more inside!


What’s more, this issue comes bundled with Scandinavia Outdoors – a free guide to Europe’s wild north filled with spectacular islands, plunging fjords, unreal Arctic landscapes, and wildlife-filled boreal wildernesses.

Whether you’re looking for long-distance treks or family-friendly experiences, we give you the lowdown on where to go and how to do it, encompassing Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Faroe Islands.




A peek inside the issue…

Lake District: Carey Davies rounds up the quiet refuges, forgotten fells and secret mountain sanctuaries where you can easily escape the crowds – even in high summer

North West Highlands: David Lintern experiences jaw-dropping sunsets and resounding peace in the lesser-trodden hills of the Coulin Forest

Snowdonia: Sarah Stirling delves inside the wild woods of Wales to discover the fascinating life of our Celtic rainforests

Somerset: Patrick Kinsella walks a little-known trail through the limestone landscapes of the West Country

Hong Kong: Max Landsberg discovers a wonderfully surprising world of natural beauty above the high-rises.

Sleeping bags: Chris Townsend takes 10 sleeping bags, puts them through their paces, and gives his detailed verdict on the best


  • New Editor Carey Davies takes the wheel
  • Hanna Lindon looks at controversies in the world of mountain guiding
  • Roger Smith looks at the flygskam (‘flight-shaming’) movement
  • An Interview with Doug Allan of Planet Earth and Frozen Planet
  • Chiara Bullen rounds up Britain’s best waterfall walks
  • 11 mapped walks from the Shetlands to the south of England




Wilderness: Where to go to find vast, wildlife-filled natural landscapes in Norway, Sweden and Finlan

The Kjeragbolten: Heading to the fjords to stand on ‘that’ rock

Islands: The region’s most fascinating islands: far-flung Baltic Isles, surf beaches in Lofoten, and polar
bear refuges high in the Arctic

Beginners: Top 10 destinations for newbies, including the Kungsleden trail and the mountainous Hardangervidda plateau

The Sámi: Discovering the indigenous culture of northern Europe

Much more inside!

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