GetOutside Champion: Sian Lewis
Sian is an award-winning travel and outdoors journalist who writes for titles including The Independent, Evening Standard, BBC Countryfile Magazine and Coast.
Do you love to GetOutside and have an infectious enthusiasm for the Great British outdoors? Do you want to encourage and motivate others to be more active? Then join us, and become an OS GetOutside champion for 2018/19. To nominate yourself or a friend, simply complete the form at the bottom of this page.
There are some worrying statistics around. As a nation we have stopped moving. One in four British adults are obese (and this continues to rise), and children in the UK are spending an average of 6 hours a day in front of a screen. Now, we know that the outdoors has a lot to offer and an active lifestyle can help you live longer, stay younger and enjoy life more but there are lots of people that don't know where to start. They need that extra bit of encouragement and that's where you come in.
We're looking for people like you to inspire and to help others appreciate everything the outdoors has to offer. It’s not experience that counts, but passion. If you like to GetOutside off-road (whether that's walking, mountain biking, horseriding, camping etc), and would love to enthuse others to do the same, make a difference and apply to become an OS GetOutside champion for the next two years.
At OS we believe that an active outdoor lifestyle helps you to live longer, stay younger and enjoy life more. But it is a sad fact that research tells us fewer and fewer people are regularly getting outside, either on foot, on bike or by any other means. Together we can change this, by showing people of all ages and abilities just how amazing Great Britain is, and how easy it is to GetOutside and enjoy it!
"I have loved my time as a GetOutside Champion. For me adventure in its purest form is simply a way of thinking. You just need the right tools to find out what’s out there."
As an OS GetOutside champion you will provide regular monthly content for the GetOutside website, sharing your stories, experiences, top tips and other activities, which will inspire, encourage and motivate others. You'll also join the active communities across our social networks.
In return, you will receive:
To nominate yourself or a friend, complete the form below. Nominations will close on Tuesday 31 October 2017.
By applying, you agree to the terms and conditions.
"It's been an honour and privilege to be a GetOutside Champion. It is amazing to be associated with Ordnance Survey and bear witness to their superb work and I've also made friends that will last a lifetime."