The winners of The Great Outdoors Awards 2018 were announced in the January 2019 issue. Here are the full results.



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

  • GOLD: Sarah Howcroft, Gift Your Gear, “Enabling thousands of young people to benefit from life changing experiences in the great outdoors, regardless of their circumstance”
  • SILVER: Jason Rawles, “For taking NHS workers on free guided walks”
  • BRONZE: Central Scotland Green Network, “Tirelessly working to improve access in Scotland and very responsive to questions”
  • 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”
  • Heather Thomas-Smith, “Consistently goes beyond the call of duty in her freelance guiding company Heathery Heights”
  • 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”

Independent Retailer of the Year

Online Retailer of the Year

Chain Retailer of the Year

Outdoor Clothing or Equipment Brand of the Year