The Outdoor Guide’s mission has always been to make the great outdoors accessible to all. The benefits of engaging with nature have been well documented, with study after study showing that it’s great for mental and physical health.
Just because the benefits are clear, however, doesn’t mean that everyone is able to access them. There are plenty of barriers which might prevent someone accessing the outdoors, from lack of wheelchair access to lack of correct kit.
That’s where we come in. Over the past 6 years we have worked closely with an accessibility expert, Debbie North, who has mapped and tested over 100 routes throughout the UK. These wheelchair friendly walks have all the information you will need to decide whether the route is right for you.
We have recently launched a new campaign to give children better quality access to outdoor learning, by providing 10 sets of waterproof and wellies kits to every state primary school in the UK. We have found anecdotally that the reason a lot of kids can’t access the outdoors isn’t because they don’t want to, it’s because they don’t have the correct kit to. We are hoping to help ease this problem through this project.