OS Champions

Meet the OS Champions who showcase the best of Britain’s outdoors with their inspiring stories and expert advice to help you get outside.


Sean Conway

Extreme endurance adventurer Sean Conway is the first and only man in history to cycle, swim and run the length of Britain.

Ben Fogle

Meet Ben Fogle - broadcaster, traveller and adventurer.

Professor Greg Whyte

Meet Greg Whyte - Former Olympian, world-renowned sport scientist and Physical Activity Expert.

Iwan Thomas

Meet Iwan Thomas - Former European, Commonwealth & World Champion, Olympic silver medalist and now that bloke sometimes on the TV/Radio.

Kenton Cool

Kenton Cool is one of the world’s leading high-altitude climbers, and it's fair to say that he's really passionate about the outdoors.

Mel Nicholls

Meet Mel Nicholls - Paralympian, outdoors lover and life adventurer.

East England

Chris Webster

Meet Chris Webster - Geographer and coastal fieldwork leader, connoisseur of millionaire shortbread!

Tom Wake

Meet Tom Wake - Ultra runner, trail runner, adventure seeker, web developer, marketer, map lover, father

East Midlands

Clare Williams

Meet Clare Williams - Curious, geocaching, coffee-fuelled, walker and explorer of hidden places.

Debs Butler

Meet OS Champions Debs Butler - Cyclist, teacher, walker, paddler, lover of maps, coffee and cake.

Emily Thompson

Meet Emily Thompson - Mountaineer and trail runner who uses both as an excuse for cake.

Gee Jackson

Meet Gee Jackson - a self-confessed weekend warrior accompanied by an adventure cat.

Justin Miles

Meet Justin Miles - If it's outdoors, from the extreme to the serene, then I'm there!


Alex Middleton

Meet Alex Middleton - Entrepreneur getting Britain hiking. Also likes trail running and hummus.

Ben Smith

Meet Ben Smith - Dad, environmentalist, adventurer, sports lover, cow whisperer, coffee drinker

Dan Raven-Ellison

Meet Dan Raven-Ellison - Parent, guerrilla geographer, National Geographic Emerging Explorer, former geography teacher and founder of both Slow Ways and the campaign to make London the world’s first National Park City.

Destiny Kamara

Meet Destiny Kamara. Check out how she pushed her boundaries to reach the summit of Ben Nevis.

Karl Rushen

Meet Karl Rushen - Husband, Father, Brother, Six Star Chaser, Food Lover, Blacksheep!

Kizzie Fenner

Meet Kizzie Fenner.

Mahdi Chowdhury

Meet Mahdi Chowdhury - Spontaneous, football, foodie, tech lover, competitive, adventurer and driven

Phoebe Smith

Meet Phoebe Smith - Extreme Sleeping, wild camping adventurer; award-winning travel writer, author, photographer and broadcaster.

Reece Lukeman

Meet Reece Lukeman.

Sophie Power

Meet Sophie Power - Ultrarunner. Entrepreneur. Runs on strong tea and chocolate

North East

Helen Pollard

Meet Helen Pollard - Mountain biker, dog runner, mum to daughter Daisy.

Kate Hawley

Meet Kate Hawley - Forestry/woodland professional, extrovert, lover of coffee, babywearer, adventurer!

North West

Alex Staniforth

Meet Alex Staniforth - Endurance adventurer, obsessed runner, motivational speaker, author and Charity Director.

Andy Dodd

Meet Andy Dodd - a van-dwelling outdoor enthusiast, with a passion for all things activity and adventure.

Craig Henderson

Meet Craig Henderson - Passionate explorer, celebrating the outdoors, open canoeist, carrot cake lover, health and well-being, positive, smiler, adaptable, caring,

Debbie North

Meet OS Champion Debbie North - Lover of mountains, presenter, writer, wheelchair user, adventurer, tea drinker

Harrison Ward

Meet Harrison Ward - Outdoor Cook, Hiker and Mental Health Advocate

Michael Evans

Meet Michael Evans - Hiking, wild camping, peak bagging and keen amateur photographer.

Mohammed Dhalech

Meet Mohammed Dhalech - Passionate, Access and Equity, love nature, walker, amateur photographer

Rory Southworth

Meet Rory Southworth - Multi-sport, mountain runner, wild swimmer, projector and narrative based UK adventures.

Suzanne Hill

Meet Suzanne Hill - Derbyshire-based walker, wild-swimmer, Adventure Queen and mum.

Terry Abraham

Meet Terry Abraham - Broadcaster, photographer, walker, cyclist, wild camper, driven, passionate, bloody-minded, thoughtful and caring

The Huntingtons

Meet Nicky, Izzy and Marc Huntington aka 'a tings life' - family hikers, paddleboarders and lover of camping and caravanning.


Bee Leask

Meet Bee Leask - Shetlander, Adventurer, Athlete, Scotland obsessed, island and Munro bagger.

Ben Turner

Meet Ben Turner - Extreme adventure athlete, speaker, nutrition and fitness geek!

Eddie Fitzpatrick

Meet Eddie Fitzpatrick - Adventurer, photographer and lover of the outdoors!

Hauxwell Family

Meet the Hauxwell Family - Brynn(14), Faith(10) and Kim(Mum) - Home educated adventure family. Lovers of cats, views and cake!

Katie Sims

Katie Sims - Salty kayaker exploring Scotland’s waters one weekend at a time!

Katie Tunn

Meet Katie Tunn - ‘Serial Castaway’, lover of wild places, islands, foraging and conservation.

Ross Toole

Meet Ross Toole - Dad, Husband, Wannabe full-time Adventurer, PE teacher.

South East

Anita Kerwin-Nye

Meet Anita Kerwin-Nye. Fat & fifty not fit & fleecy - outdoors for life.

Glyn Dodwell

Meet Glyn Dodwell - Hill Walker, blogger, navigator, trainer, elder statesman and Veteran.

Gus Mckechnie

Meet Gus Mckechnie - Rower, cyclist, parkrunner, lover of maps and coffee, disability sport challenges.

Guy Ilott

Meet Guy Ilott - Keen ultra trail runner passionate about getting outside, challenging mindsets and mental health awareness.

Kate Jamieson

Meet Kate Jamieson - Cyclist, hiker, climber, lover of historical routes (and tea).

Manse Ahmad

Meet Manse Ahmad - Primitive skills instructor, mountaineer, diver, photographer, forager and dogs slave!

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton

Meet Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton - Mountaineer, speedwing and paragliding pilot, and all round adventurer. Also Nutella.

Sarah Hewitt

Meet Sarah Hewitt - Hiker, camper, surfer and knitter always seeking out the wild places.

Simon Harmer

Meet Simon Harmer - Coffee & Cake Loving Open Water Swimmer

South West

Abbie Barnes

Meet Abbie Barnes - Backpacker. Dog lover! Brew-drinker. Creative. Wildflower-mad!

Bel Dixon

Meet Bel Dixon - Sea swimmer, river paddler, happy hiker, Dartmoor bivvyier, really-rather-rubbish climber.

Belinda Kirk

Meet Belinda Kirk - a leading voice promoting the benefits of adventure on wellbeing.

Charlotte Fowler

Meet Charlotte Fowler - Coffee loving, haribo eating, outdoor fanatic and camping addict!

David Love

Meet David Love - British Army Officer, Adventurer & survival instructor.

Fi Darby

Meet Fi Darby - Freelance outdoor writer and instructor, wild camper, sea swimmer and avid hiker.

Kate Lord

Meet Kate Lord - Always looking for the next big adventure, and a good cup of tea!

Lisa Drewe

Meet Lisa Drewe - Island explorer, marine conservationist, author of Islandeering, coffee lover, mountaineer, cyclist, kayaker.

Sal Thornton

Meet Sal Thornton - Lover of Mountains and a dog called Bea.

Sam Taylor-Frost

Meet Sam Taylor-Frost - GBR Triathlete, animal lover and earl grey drinker.

Sue Barrett

Meet Sue Barrett - Trail runner, cyclist, hiker, Adventure Queen, Teacher turned Tour Guide.

Tom Sigler

Meet Tom Sigler - Keen hiker, trail and fell explorer, always up for challenges!

Zoe Homes

Meet Zoe Homes - Countryside, road-trip and mini-adventure lover, getting #OneHourOutside every day.


Chris Knight

Meet OS Champion Chris Knight - Former pro rugby player, avid hiker, keen bodybuilder and cyclist.

David Mellor

Meet David Mellor - he's got the outdoors running through his veins.

Lisa Wells
Lisa Wells

Meet Lisa Wells - Usually found on a mountain with a big smile and two dogs.

Phillipa Cherryson

Meet Phillipa Cherryson - Outdoor enthusiast, horse and dog lover, writer and cake fan.

rebecca lees
Rebecca Lees

Meet OS Champion Rebecca Lees - Hiker, runner, writer and sunset lover based in beautiful Wales.

Tracy Purnell OS Champion
Tracy Purnell

Meet OS Champion Tracy Purnell - dog lover, trail runner and Brecon Beacons National Park Ambassador.

West Midlands

Anna Humphries

Meet Anna Humphries - British Adventurer, Speaker, Qualified Mountaineer, Scout Leader & Bear Grylls survival instructor!

Get Out With The Kids

Meet Get Out With The Kids - Family explorers. Can be found in a tent/caravan where the kettle is always on!

Kate MacRae

Meet Kate MacRae (AKA WildlifeKate) - Avid wildlife watcher, tech loving nature photographer and fresh air addict, and passionate about developing nature connectivity.

Mahroof Malik

Mahroof Malik - loves mountains, bikes, maps, coffee. And something sweet, maybe a toffee.

Rob Haggan

Meet Rob Haggan - Husband, father, occasional adventurer. Hiker, biker, slow runner, occasional blogger.

Zoe Turner

Meet Zoe Turner - An ordinary family who seek out Sunday adventures.

Yorks & Humber

Andrew White

Meet OS Champion Andrew White - Dog-owning walking filmmaker and writer from Yorkshire.

David Finlayson

Meet OS Champion David Finlayson - Surf explorer, hiker, mountain bike rider, travelling, mountains and maps.

Jessie Leong

Meet Jessie Leong - Creative Adventurer, mountain spirit, story-orientated filmmaker. Loves adventure through climbing and mountain exploration.

Yvonne Witter

Meet Yvonne Witter - Self Motivator - enjoy running, walking and cycling and supporting others.

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