The Great Outdoors Awards are back – giving you the chance to vote for the best of British outdoor world in 2018.

Outdoor enthusiasts can now vote for the people, organisations, retailers and facilities that deserve to be recognised in this year’s The Great Outdoors Awards. We’ve narrowed the huge number of nominations received from the public down to 13 shortlists – all you need to do is click here and pick your favourites. You can vote in any or all categories.

Awards such as Campaign/Campaigner of the Year, Personality of the Year and the Extra Mile Award have inspired thousands of people to vote in previous years. Recent winners have included Sir Chris Bonington, Ray Mears, Fix the Fells and the John Muir Trust. Now, we would love to get your thoughts and celebrate who is making a difference in 2018.

We also want to hear about those pubs, restaurants, cafes, retailers, and places to stay that you love. Vote for the ones who always serve you with a smile or remember your face, those who offer a refill or can back up the great location with great service.

A new category we’ve added is Walkers’ App of the Year. Technology is playing more of a role in our outdoor lives. The pace of innovation is rapid and information about reliable and quality apps can be harder to find. We’re excited to discover which apps you’ve been enjoying in the mountains this year.




Walkers’ Pub of the Year

Walkers’ Café or Restaurant of the Year

Hostel or Bunkhouse of the Year

Campsite of the Year

Walker’s App of the Year

Outdoor Personality of the Year

Outdoor Book of the Year

Campaign or Campaigner of the Year

The Extra Mile Award

  • Team at the Bridge Hotel, Buttermere, “For going the extra mile and always making you welcome”
  • Bowness on Windermere Tourist Information, “Always so friendly and helpful and dog friendly”
  • Corwen Walking Festival, “Run by volunteers, all walks are free including evening navigation training”
  • Central Scotland Green Network, “Tirelessly working to improve access in Scotland and very responsive to questions”
  • Heather Thomas-Smith, “Consistently goes beyond the call of duty in her freelance guiding company Heathery Heights”
  • Jason Rawles, “For taking NHS workers on free guided walks”
  • John Robson, “For living beyond the consequences of a chronic pain condition to regularly challenge himself and inspire others with talks in schools of his mountaineering days”
  • Life Cycle UK, “For help those who are disabled or visually impaired to get into the great outdoors on bikes by utilising tandems”
  • Ransome Roamers Walking Club, “A very friendly and welcoming group formed over 50 years ago, accepting anyone from the Newark community who enjoys walking”
  • Sarah Howcroft, Gift Your Gear, “Enabling thousands of young people to benefit from life changing experiences in the great outdoors, regardless of their circumstance”

Independent Retailer of the Year

Online Retailer of the Year

Chain Retailer of the Year

Outdoor Clothing or Equipment Brand of the Year

Click here to vote now