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We’re thrilled that so many people are getting behind National GetOutside Day on Sunday 26 September! If you’d like to join in and spread the word further, please email and find out how you can get involved.

Here are just some of our supporters…

UKactive exists to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often. Join the nation on Wednesday 22 September for National Fitness Day which sees a huge range of activity options enjoyed by participants of all ages, such as ‘plank offs’, yoga and pilates classes, treadmill challenges, high-street HIIT classes, dance-offs, mass walks, virtual workouts and many more.

Natural England are the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England. They help ensure that England’s natural environment, including its land, flora and fauna, freshwater and marine environments, geology and soils, are protected and improved. Natural England also help people enjoy, understand and access the natural environment.

We’ve partnered with Sense to help you discover tried and tested sensory walks across England. Sensory walks allow you to use your senses to connect with your surroundings whilst you stay active. Sense have uploaded a new series sensory walks to OS Maps to help you enjoy the great outdoors this National GetOutside Day!

The Outdoor Guide (TOG) is a free online resource set up by Julia Bradbury and sister Gina that aims to bring together information for walks all around the UK. They believe passionately in the value of enjoying a healthy life outdoors and aims to support those without the ability or opportunity to access and share the benefit of our great outdoors.

You’re invited to join Eco Monkey and The Wellderness this National GetOutside day. Set in a beautiful ancient woodland near Angmering, West Sussex, the family-friendly day will be spent around the campfire. There will be wilderness survival and campfire cooking for the children and some nature therapy / forest bathing for the adults all rounded off with a spectacular fire performance. Find out more.

Everyone in the SportPursuit community has one thing in common. They all have a passion for our pursuits. It’s why they started SportPursuit in the first place: getting you the gear you need at great value to fuel your adventures.

Campaign for National Parks is the only national charity dedicated to protecting, improving and promoting all of the National Parks of England and Wales. They were involved in the creation of the Parks back in the 1940s and 50s and today they remain essential to the nation’s health and well-being.

Tiso have been serving the Scottish outdoor market for nearly 60 years, offering the best range, advice and price. Their shops are located across Scotland and offer a world of outdoor gear under one roof. Whatever your adventure, Tiso has you covered.

CSSC Sports & Leisure is a membership organisation for civil servants and public sector workers. Providing a huge range of sports, leisure, health and retail opportunities to inspire members to explore new ways to stay active and healthy.

Join Youth Adventure Trust in the GetOutside Scavenger Hunt! Take a walk in nature and try to find natural objects starting with each of the letters of GetOutside. A great way to explore & you’ll be amazed at what you can find!


If you’re doing this with someone else, set the challenge of finding different things for the same letter. Or if you want a longer challenge, try completing your name too. Share your photos on social media and tag in @youth_adventure_trust and @ordnancesurvey with #GetOutsideDay so we can see how you got on.

Join a beach clean on National GetOutside Day! The Beachwatch programme is the only year round beach litter survey in the UK. As well as cleaning up our coastline, Beachwatch volunteers note down all the items they find in a 100m stretch of beach. This data is hugely important as it helps them track litter back to source, and enables them to campaign for change.

Walk the Test Way with The Rotary Club of Romsey Test on Sunday 26 September and raise valuable money for charity. This is a great challenge to get you outside! The Rotary Club of Romsey Test support charitable causes locally, nationally and internationally.

Everyone’s a winner with National GetOutside Day! You, too, can experience the benefits that quality outdoor time brings as everyone escapes to the country to share the joy. And to celebrate this great event Outwell are offering one of their Outwell® Cortes Gas Grills and Pelican coolbags for top al fresco dining to whoever posts and tags #outwell #GetOutsideDay the best image of their adventure on Twitter.

Cycling UK, the UK’s cycling charity, imagines a world where everyone is safe and inspired to cycle more often. They have been making our streets safer, opening up new traffic free routes and inspiring more people to cycle more often since 1878.

Osprey was born in California 1974 at the seat of a single sewing machine, with a head full of ideas and a desire to design & build innovative backpacks to the highest quality. Today, Osprey products continue that pioneering spirit, being used on the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere in between. This GetOutside Day, we want you to share with us on Instagram how you’re immersing yourself in the great outdoors, using the #GetOutsideDay & tagging @OspreyEurope. The best picture will win a bundle of Osprey prizes.

Public Health England works with national and international partners to safeguard public health. They exist to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities.

As Europe’s largest conservation charity, National Trust look after nature, beauty and history for the nation to enjoy. And it’s all thanks to the millions of members, volunteers and staff that support them. National Trust help care for the miles of coastline, woodlands, countryside and the hundreds of historic buildings, gardens and precious collections.

Born and bred in the Scottish Highlands, Keela is an outdoor clothing brand that provides high quality clothing designed with peak performance and comfort in mind. We are encouraging all of our customers and everyone who loves spending time outside, to be kind on National Get Outside Day, and to do their bit to give back through the outdoors, whether that is a loved one or the environment itself.

Diary Diary celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and has sold over 25 million copies since it began! Its practical layout, useful information and delicious weekly recipes make it a best-seller year after year. Their cookbook ‘More Taste & Less Waste’ helps you prepare delicious food whilst minimising waste – perfect for being kind to the environment!

Boundless is all about good times, they help civil servants and public sector workers get the most out of their free time by providing unique experiences, things to do and exclusive savings to our members.

Online shop MandM Direct are on sale 365 days a year and always offer “big brands – low prices”. Find clothing and footwear to help you get outside.

Vango continues to build on a rich heritage of innovation in camping and caravanning. Sleeping well is key to getting the most out of your camping experience. From darker bedrooms to heated sleeping bags and mats, Vango have reviewed every detail and feature connected to a good night’s sleep so that you wake up feeling refreshed and energised.

Located near the famous Arthur’s Seat, Dynamic Earth is Edinburgh’s Science Centre and a 5 star visitor attraction which tells the story of planet Earth through a series of interactive galleries, and a state-of-the-art 360 degree Planetarium. Dynamic Earth Online offers fun, fascinating educational resources that you can take with you while you GetOutside, including a range of outdoor activities, from bug hunts, to navigation, to nature-based art!

One of the UK’s sunniest counties, West Sussex is a place of escape and retreat. From sparkling coast to verdant countryside and the South Downs National Park as a highlight, we’ve hundreds of walks and trails to explore. Get outside and Experience West Sussex – it’s closer than you think.

National Trails are long distance walking, cycling and horse riding routes through the best landscapes in England and Wales. In Scotland the equivalent trails are called Scotland’s Great Trails. They are special – they have been designated by the Government and are managed to a set of Quality Standards that set them above other routes. You will find the trails well waymarked with the distinctive acorn symbol. Each trail is looked after by a dedicated officer often with teams of volunteers.

The Great Big Green Week is taking place on 18th – 26th September 2021. It’s a national week of over 4500 events celebrating action on climate change. From litter picks to tree planting, many of the events are outdoors, helping people get outside and be kind to the environment. Join one this National GetOutside Day.

Millets have been getting people of all ages outside since 1893 by offering affordable products from great brands, simple advice and inspirational content. With stores located across the UK and a dedicated website, Millets is the number one destination for outdoor family adventure including camping and walking

The National Outdoor Expo (19-20 March 22) in partnership with Ordnance Survey is the home for outdoor activity. Spanning two days at the NEC, Birmingham the event will provide a first class line-up of inspirational speakers including Ben Fogle, James Cracknell, Russell Smith and Susie Chan, the best brands in the outdoor market and interactive features for all the family. The event focuses on seven foundations of outdoor activity including walking, running, camping, climbing, water, excursions and cooking outdoors.

The Climate Coalition is the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action on climate change and limiting its impact on the people, places and life we love at home in the UK and around the world, including the world’s poorest countries. It includes over 100 organisations such as RSPB, National Trust, WWF, Greenpeace, The Women’s Institute and Oxfam.

Greenfield Collection are passionate about getting outdoors and celebrating the natural environment. Established nearly 20 years ago, they’re a British company specialising in picnicware to make sure you’re fully prepared for a trip outside your front door. Firm believers in being kind to our environment, they are currently adding re-usable waste bags throughout the product range to ensure no trace is left behind.

Be Kind to yourself and join us for a guided group walk in the Peak District National Park, Sunday 26th September for National GetOutside Day!

6 miles long, the walk is of moderate difficulty and suitable for children 11+. Don’t worry if you are missing any of the kit, we have a kit pool with spare things – contact us to find out more.

The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) is a non-profit membership organisation that provides advocacy, representation, promotion, leadership and the opportunity for the outdoor recreational industries, to unite with a single common voice.

It represents over 200 member organisations that provide products and services for the Outdoor Recreation industry, retailers that sell those products and services, NGO’s, NGBs and other organisations which operate in the UK Outdoor Recreation sector.

At CJS we work with the feet on the ground – the people who are managing the UK’s countryside and green spaces. Encouraging people to get outside is one of the main roles countryside managers have. We can spread the word and support more sites to get more people outside.

The adidas TERREX collection is designed to weather the forces of nature with everything from durable trekking boots to lightweight windproof jackets. All you have to do, is decide where you want to beat the elements next.

As the UKs national weather service, the Met Office help you make the most of the weather while you’re in the great outdoors. On National GetOutside Day, be #WeatherReady by downloading their app so you can adapt plans to suit the weather. Read seasonal advice for simple tips to prepare you for the weather this winter, including Ordnance Survey advice on getting ready for a winter walk. With a bit of planning, you can enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather.

Hostelling makes travel and adventure accessible to everyone, everywhere. YHA operates over 150 sites throughout England and Wales — a community of shared spaces, open to all and for the benefit of everybody.

Lifesystems provide essential survival and first aid gear for outdoor explorers and adventurers. Their products are British designed and developed using cutting edge materials and techniques.

Here at the Hampshire Countryside Service it’s our job to look after the great outdoors, so it can look after you in return. It’s at the forefront of our minds every day.

We think Hampshire’s Countryside is fantastic and we want you to enjoy it too.

Live.Breathe.Outdoors. Since 1933, Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports have been helping customers connect with the outdoors, from advising on outdoor clothing and fitting their first pair of walking boots to preparing for once in a lifetime expeditions.

LittleLife make fun and colourful outdoor adventure kit for families and kids!

Whether your local environment is a rugged mountain path or the local park, you can share the magic of nature with your little ones. Make every trip to the beach a voyage of discovery, every woodland walk a treasure hunt, every walk to the park… well, you know where we’re going with this one.

Muc Off are big into being active. Whether it’s on a mountain, trail, race track or skate park, we just love to be outside and going big. We’re obsessed with making the most innovative care products around to keep you and your toys running at their best. are the leading online supplier of maps and guidebooks. As a wholesaler supplying over 1,500 retail stores, we are passionate about helping our customers to enjoy and explore the outdoors even more. We are also proudly committed to minimising the impact we have on the environment, so we can preserve it for future generations, whilst at the same time still maintaining our great prices and excellent service.

Sport England are an arms-length body of government responsible for growing and developing grassroots sport and getting more people active across England. They use their insight, expertise, campaigns and funds to ensure that everyone feels able to take part in physical activity. T

In 1972 Rohan was founded by Paul and Sarah Howcroft and was born in Skipton, North Yorkshire, UK and have been making world class technical clothing for over forty-five years. They pride themselves in their five principles of effortless travel; protective, lightweight, packable, easycare and versatile.

With four decades of experience in outdoor retail, Cotswold Outdoors offers one of the most extensive and comprehensive ranges of outdoor clothing, products and equipment. They believe there’s no substitute for experience. That’s why they pride themselves on the fact that they love spending time outdoors, so when you ask them for advice, you know it comes from real-world experiences.

Mountain Rescue team members are on call, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to recover climbers from precipitous crags, reunite lost walkers with their pals and ensure injured and sick casualties are safely delivered into vital hospital care.

But they also regularly help search for missing children and vulnerable adults, on and off the hills, whilst administering sympathetic support to their families. They search river banks and swift water, and wade chest-deep through flooded urban streets aiding swimmers, kayakers and devastated homeowners.

Mind Over Mountains offer immediate and accessible support by bringing together the healing power of nature, the practice of mindfulness and time to talk with experienced coaches and counsellors in an unpressured, unhurried setting.

Karrimor make outdoor equipment and sports equipment suitable for novice explorers to professional mountaineers. With gear and clothing for walking, camping, running, mountaineering and expeditions,

Go Ape are all about creating adventures and encouraging everyone to live life adventurously. On their journey to get everyone swinging through the trees they live by three simple values. They are; to keep the “adventure” in adventure, be socially and environmentally responsible and to do the right thing.

Nikwax are the global leader in safe, high performance waterproofing, cleaning and conditioning for outdoor gear

The South Downs has been nationally recognised for its natural beauty and the space it offers for people to enjoy the countryside.

The South Downs National Park Authority is the lead organisation responsible for promoting the purposes of the National Park, working in partnership with other Local Authorities and organisations.

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