Your A-Z Guide of the Great British Outdoors

Posted 2 Nov 16, written by Amanda Lambert


From its weird and wonderful wildlife to breathtaking backdrops and hiking hotspots, the UK is brimming with natural beauty. Today, we’re paying our respects to the best of Britain, as we bring you an A-Z guide of the country’s great outdoors.

Be amazed by Macs Adventures

Managed by founder Neil, Macs Adventure started off by bringing backpackers guided walking holidays in Scotland. 13 years later, business is booming - but home is where the heart is, and the UK’s breathtaking landscapes makes Britain one of their popular destinations.

Pull on your walking Boots with Nordic

Always fancied trying Nordic Walking but not sure where to begin? Look no further! With trainers and experienced sports science graduates heading up the team, Nordic Walking will help you take your first steps - and we guarantee you won’t look back!

Climb to new heights

Climb Magazine is dedicated to bringing enthusiastic climbers of all abilities the latest and most exciting news in the world of climbing. From training tactics to insight on where British mountaineering is headed, the magazine is packed with interesting articles for climbers around the world.

Take advice from Dad

If you’re looking for new ideas for family days out, head over to the Dad Blog - where you can get some tips from a full-time, hands-on father (and steal them to entertain your own little ones!).

Explore The Outdoor City

Looking for the ultimate adventure? The Outdoor City is Sheffield’s solution to your wanderlust. Whether you’re an excited local or an inquisitive visitor, The Outdoor City gives ramblers, bikers, runners and hikers access to the city’s best routes.

Put Family Affairs first

Through her blog, Family Affairs and other matters, Lucy brings her readers advice and opinions on parenting, divorce and travel. Lucy is well travelled so, if you’re looking for some British destination inspiration, she’s your woman!

Let the Magpie Girl guide you


Blogger, wife and soon-to-be mother, The Magpie Girl (otherwise known as Vicki), shares her love of travel, fashion and all things beautiful - just check out her Instagram account!

Travel with Helen

Helen (in Wonderlust) has explored everywhere from the picturesque landscapes of the Lake District to the stunning bays of Vietnam - and brings her readers in-depth accounts of her travels, accompanied by breathtaking pictures. If you’re looking for Britain's true beauty, you’ll find it on Helen’s blog!

Indulge with Fuss Free Flavours

Based in West London, Helen set up Fuss Free Flavours to encourage people to get back to basics with cooking and eat more ‘fuss free’ food. Head over to her site for advice on how to get back in touch with Mother Nature and cook more fresh and wholesome food.

Journey with ViewRanger

Heading on a hike or planning on exploring a new city? ViewRanger is your ‘digital guide to the outdoors’. Thanks to offline maps and downloadable routes, you can download the app and head off on your next adventure without the fearing of getting lost!

Brave the elements with Keela



Keela specialises in everything from hi-vis jackets to British country clothing, helping its customers prepare for their next outdoor activity - whatever the weather!

Marvel at sculptures by the Lakes

Dorset has acres of amazing countryside, made all the more beautiful by Sculpture by the Lakes. If you’re an art-lover, you won’t want to miss out on this creative and cleverly crafted collection of sculptures!

Take a trip with A Cornish Mum

Stevie is A Cornish Mum who loves to write about anything and everything. If you’re planning a trip to Cornwall, make sure you visit Stevie’s site to get insider information on accommodation and what’s on ahead of your stay!

Nestle away in Northumberland



If you’re in the North, Visit England offers a comprehensive guide to delights of rural Northumberland. If you love dog-friendly beaches and iconic castle ruins, the picturesque region is an ideal staycation destination - and Visit England will help you plan your trip.

Pitch up with Winfields Outdoors

From footwear and fleeces to airbeds and camping stoves, Winfields Outdoors has got your Great British adventure covered. Whether you’re looking for packing tips or hiking advice, head over to the Winfields Outdoors blog to find out more.

Plan a Family Day Out

If you’re planning a family day out, make sure you check out Christine’s blog first! Packed with reviews of tourist attractions, exciting events and walking routes, the blog is designed to help families make the most of all that Britain has to offer.

Go on a Quest with Rexy

Rexy might have travelled the world, but he’ll be the first to tell you there’s no need to cross oceans to find an outdoor adventure. From driving in London to getting cultural in Stratford-upon-Avon, you can check out his travels over at Rexy Edventures.

Protect the wildlife with Rainforest Alliance  

The Rainforest Alliance is committed to the conservation of the planet and its creatures. Its research helps to educate more and more people so that we can protect the world of tomorrow. Head over to the site to find ways to teach your little ones about the importance of protecting the natural world.

Embark on Sophie’s challenge

Sophie’s CV is not to be sniffed at. Writer, blogger, model, endurance athlete - the list goes on. If you need a touch of inspiration, look no further. Challenge Sophie, if you dare!

Let Towsure take care of your caravan

Established in 1967 as a family business, Towsure is dedicated to providing its customers with high quality camping and caravanning equipment - and its commitment to customer care is second to none. Head over to the Towsure blog for hints, tips and advice.

Unwind in Shropshire

Whether you love horse riding, cycling or taking a hike, Shropshire’s Great Outdoors has it all. With lush landscapes and country parks waiting to be explored, there’s plenty to keep the whole family happy.

Be inspired by Meek Family AdVentures

As well as recording their family adventures on their Do Try This at Home blog, the Meek family are doing their bit for nature - collecting 100,000 pieces of plastic from around the world in a bid to tidy up the planet. Check out the blog and get involved!

Visit Wales

Famed for its natural beauty and unmistakable accents, Wales has activities aplenty - and Visit Wales will give you the lowdown on what to do and where to stay during your trip.

EXcite the senses with Need Another Holiday

Clare is a self-confessed working mum with ‘a travel obsession’. Her blog, Need Another Holiday, documents her experiences and looks at ways to find adventure and beauty close to home. From iconic landmarks to things to see and do, Clare’s got your next British trip covered!

KaYak with Glenmore Lodge

From mountaineering courses to learning how to control a kayak, Glenmore Lodge offers thrill-seekers world-class training in some of the world’s most exciting outdoor activities. Whatever your interests, there’s an adventure awaiting you in the great outdoors!

Catch some Zzzs

If you’re heading to the North East in search of your next adventure, Cottages in Northumberland boasts an array of country and coastal accommodation options - ideal for getting some much-needed rest after a day spent exploring rural Britain.

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