The Outdoor Guide upholds its core values of sustainability and conservation of the outdoor world that we love so much and encourage people to go and make the most of. We are acutely aware of the impact that the throwaway culture of today is having on the environment. Not only are our lifestyles unsustainable for humans, but the results of our habits are potentially having irreversible effects on the natural world.

We are committed to living a green lifestyle and want to do everything we can to make it as easy as possible for other people to as well. Soon we will be unveiling TOG Life which will provide a one stop shop for those who want to make the change to sustainable living.

TOG Life will be a place to find eco-friendly products and green alternatives, tips on recycling and how to work towards zero waste and ideas for buying local to reduce our impact on the environment.

Sometimes, making these changes can feel daunting especially when on a budget. That’s why TOG Life will aim to bring its users the best value alternatives and make all information accessible and free.

TOG Eco Life Blog

Plastic … Not-Fantastic for Wildlife

When we were at Countryfile Live earlier this summer we listened to RSPCA Inspector Geoff, talk about the harm that plastic does to our precious wildlife …

Julia Bradbury and The Outdoor Guide’s top 5 tips for looking after the environment

The Outdoor Guide’s top five tips for looking after the environment …

The Eco-Friendly Festival Season Guide

Top tips on how to be eco friendly when going to music festivals like Glastonbury …

Staycations are an eco friendly way to enjoy Britain

Staycations have many benefits, as well as reducing the stress and expense of travel …

Eco-Kids Blog

Benefits of Children and Nature – Let Nature be your Teacher

The Outdoor Doctor talks about the benefits of getting children outdoors in nature …

Highbury School Eco Warriors

The staff and children of Highbury are dedicated to achieving their Eco School Green Flag status and as part of this they are creating a garden within their school …

TOG’s 100 Free Things to do Outside with Children

Here are The Outdoor Guide’s top 100 things to do outdoors with children …

Explore the Woods, by Holly Brega

Explore the Woods is a project Holly created in University where she created a short length documentary film about the importance of direct …

Hoglets!

I have always been interested in British wildlife since watching hedgehogs, squirrels and foxes in my childhood back garden during the 1980s. This interest has …

Family Walks By Rebecca Lees

It’s not a walk, it’s an adventure! Fed up of cheerfully announcing to the kids that you’re ‘going for a walk’, only to be met with glum faces and – if you have a …

Why Families Need to Get Outside.

Phrases such as ‘getting back to nature’ and ‘exploring nature’ underline how disconnected we have become as a society from our surroundings. Nature is …

Why it’s more important than ever to get kids outdoors

With smartphones, tablets, endless TV and the coolest gadgets in the world at their fingertips, it’s easy for kids to forget the outside world exists …

The kids are alright…and loving the countryside

Young folk often get a bad press these days but volunteering on the Duke of Edinburgh scheme has shown me that it’s just not true …