Outdoor Groups with Cotswold in the Community

Proud to be partners...

...with many important Outdoor Groups
including being the Official Recommended
Retailer to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award,
the Ramblers, and the Scouts


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Here at Cotswold Outdoor, partnerships with Outdoor Groups are incredibly important. Through our head office Groups Sales department and across our growing number of nationwide stores, we work with hundreds of groups and thousands of participants to help them enjoy the outdoors.

Here are just a few that we work with.......

  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award logo

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

    Cotswold is proud to be the Recommended Retailer of Expedition Kit to the Duke of Edinburgh's award and offer a range of services to leaders and participants. The Duke of Edniburgh's Award is recognised as the best programme for the personal development of young people. There are currently 275,000 active participants in the UK and over 161,000 young people start the Award each year.

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  • The Scout Association logo

    The Scout Association

    The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for 400,000 young people aged 6-25. Internationally, we have over 28 million young people enjoying the benefits of Scouting across 216 countries. Personal development means promoting the physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being of the individual, helping them achieve their full potential. In Scouting, we believe that young people develop most when they are 'learning by doing,' when they are given responsibility, work in teams, take acceptable risks and think for themselves.

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  • Girlguiding logo


    Girlguiding is the UK’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women, with over half a million members and recognised volunteers. Girlguiding runs Rainbows (5–7 years), Brownies (7–10 years), Guides (10–14 years) and Senior Section (14–25 years), enabling girls and young women to develop their potential whatever their ability or background.

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  • the Ramblers logo

    the Ramblers

    Cotswold is proud to be the official recommend retailer to Britain's largest organisation working for walkers with 135,000 members across England, Scotland and Wales. Find out what benefits members can expect from Cotswold and become a member today!

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  • YHA logo


    The YHA is a great way in to the great outdoors. Enjoy overnight stays in over 140 of the UK’s most remarkable locations - from grand mansions and medieval castles to modern purpose-built city hostels and remote mountain boltholes. Choose a shared dorm, a private room with en suite, go self-catering, or eat in one of the YHA's licensed café bars. Your choice entirely.

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  • World Challenge logo

    World Challenge

    World Challenge offers young people the chance to explore the world and experience different cultures while developing valuable life skills. As the original school expeditions company, World Challenge provide an unrivalled range of exciting expeditions to over 65 destinations.

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  • British Mountaineering Council logo

    British Mountaineering Council

    The British Mountaineering Council is the representative body that exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers, including ski-mountaineers. THe BMC undertakes a wide range of work including access and conservation, climbing walls, clubs and huts and climbing equipment advice.

  • British Canoe Union logo

    British Canoe Union

    "Helping and Inspiring people to go canoeing”. Set up in 1936 to send a team to the Berlin Olympics, the British Canoe Union (BCU) is the lead body for canoeing and kayaking in the UK. Since then the organisation has grown considerably, and the range of canoeing opportunity has increased tremendously. The BCU is the umbrella organisation for Canoe England, Canoe Wales, Canoe Association of Northern Ireland and the Scottish Canoeing Association. By joining the BCU you receive benefits including licences to paddle on 4417 km of water, third party insurance, discounts on clothing, equipment, travel, boat insurance and coaching supplies. Plus, advice and information on access issues, coaching, courses and safety and much more.

  • Cycle Touring Club logo

    Cycle Touring Club

    CTC has a long and illustrious history of working for travelling, recreational and utility cycle users. Founded in 1878 as the Bicycle Touring Club and subsequently re-named the Cyclists' Touring Club, CTC are prominent in the world wide network of cycling, motoring and tourism organisations, many of whom based their services on CTC’s. Today CTC has around 60,000 members encompassing all ages and types of cyclists with elected representation at national and local level backed by a professional staff. CTC provides a wide range of activities and services designed to enhance the riding opportunities for existing cyclists and make it easier for new entrants to take up cycling. These include the CTC Cyclists Helpline for advice on all cycling matters, local groups with a huge range of rides, local and national events as well as a subscription to Cycle magazine

  • Charity Challenge logo

    Charity Challenge

    Over the last 12 years, Charity Challenge have helped thousands of people like you to trek, climb, ride and raft throughout the world on adventurous challenges, raising in excess of £30m for over 1200 UK and Irish registered charities. The funds raised have helped to change the world one step at a time, from funding research to finding a cure for cancer, to providing access to clean sources of water for communities in developing countries. You have and will continue to make a real difference.

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  • Jagged Globe logo

    Jagged Globe

    Established in 1987, Jagged Globe is widely recognised as world-leader in providing climbing, trekking and skiing expeditions and courses. The core values that motivate and guide Jagged Globe are quality and responsibility.

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  • KE Adventure Travel logo

    KE Adventure Travel

    KE Adventure Travel is one of the UK's leading independent adventure tour operators, specialising in trekking, climbing, biking, family and other adventure holidays worldwide. KE is your number one adventure holiday choice for trek and climb classics such as; Everest Base Camp in Nepal, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mount Toubkal in Morocco, the Inca Trail in Peru and Mt Blanc in the Alps…to mention just a few. All KE Adventure Travel clients receive a discount at Cotswold Outdoor, which in turns benefits the Juniper Trust.

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  • The Juniper Trust logo

    The Juniper Trust

    The Juniper Trust’s tenet is: to work in a low-impact, sustainable way to support the poorest communities, particularly children, listening to community needs in the developing world and working in equal partnership. The Trust’s concept is 'trickle up' rather than 'trickle down' aid, which will benefit communities at grassroots level, enabling their development in a way which they feel is appropriate. For several years, this work has been greatly assisted by Cotswold Outdoor's very generous donation of a percentage of KE Adventure Travel client sales to the Juniper Trust. This has helped projects such as the Lingshed Hostel in Ladakh, the Ardasha Bal Vikas Kendra School For Handicapped Children in Nepal, the Tibet Vision Project and the Solar Lights Project, both in Peru and India.

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  • BSES (British Schools Exploring Society) logo

    BSES (British Schools Exploring Society)

    Based at the Royal Geographical Society, BSES Expeditions (The British Schools Exploring Society) was founded in 1932 by a member of Captain Scott’s final Antarctic Expedition of 1910-13. Each year young people aged 16-23, from different schools, universities and many other walks of life, join together to take part in valuable adventure and environmental research projects in challenging areas of the world from the heights of the Himalayas to the heat of the Arabian desert, and from the valleys and glaciers of the Arctic to the lakes and rivers of the Amazon. These projects are designed to teach the young people about the host environment, culture and wildlife whilst delivering worthwhile and necessary results for local and UK academic and charitable bodies. Led by experts drawn from a host of professions such as universities, teaching and the armed forces, all the expeditions aim to help in the development of young people through the challenge of living and working in remote and testing areas of the world. BSES Expeditions is a small and personal organisation organising only a handful of expeditions each year. Opportunities exist on month-long summer expeditions for Young Explorers aged between 16 and 20. Those over 18 can gain leadership experience through our Arctic and Desert gap year expeditions.

  • Raleigh International logo

    Raleigh International

    Raleigh International harnesses the passion and energy of young people to affect positive change in sustainable development. They focus on providing access to safe water and sanitation, protecting vulnerable environments, climate change and building resilient communities. The work of Raleigh International is delivered through young people and is a collaboration between local communities, partners and volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds, nationalities and life stages. The organisation operates in partnership with communities, non-governmental organisations and governments in Borneo, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, India and Tanzania. Since foundation as a charity in 1984, Raleigh volunteers have become a global community of more than 36,000 people committed to building a sustainable future.

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Working together to bring you great partner benefits...

Why is working with outdoor groups important?

At Cotswold Outdoor being part of the outdoor community is core to our beliefs and by being part of the community we strive to help it grow and evolve. Local outdoor groups are at the heart of this community and by working together we can help improve the outdoor community for all!

What can Cotswold Outdoor offer to our outdoor group members?

  • Discounts on selected brands / product groups
  • In store or on-site kit talks
  • Access to popular lectures
  • Special order for bulk purchases
  • Private shopping evenings

Our Promise

  • Price

    We're determined to give you a fair deal. If you find a product we sell for less with other retailers, we'll match it or refund the difference except on web offers or special promotions.

  • Quality

    In addition to manufacturer's guarantees, we provide a one year, no quibble, money back guarantee. So if you find a product faulty, can send it back to for a full refund or exchange.

  • Returns

    If you're not delighted with your purchase send it back in new condition within 28 days for a refund or exchange with the returns slip or bring in store with your receipt.