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Our Outdoor Partners

What do we offer to our Outdoor Group members?

  • Tailored kit talks available in-store or on-site
  • Discounts on our extensive range of brands
  • Access to popular, informative lectures
  • Private shopping evenings
  • Bulk purchase discounts available*

*Contact Group Sales for more information.

 

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The Ramblers

As the recommended retailer for the Ramblers, members can take advantage of our FREE in-store services.

 

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The National Trust

Cotswold Outdoor is proud to be National Trust's Official Retail Partner, offering National Trust supporters an exclusive discount in store and online.

 

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The Duke Of Edinburgh Award

Cotswold Outdoor is proud to be the recommended retailer for the Duke of Edinburgh Award of expedition kit.

 

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Girlguiding

We are delighted to be working with Girlguiding, the UK's largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women.

 

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World Challenge

We are delighted to support World Challenge in offering young people the chance to explore the world and new challenges.

 

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Youth Hostel Association

By working with the YHA we aim to inspire all members to explore and enjoy the outdoors, and our expert staff can offer advice...

 

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Cycling UK

Cycling UK aims to get as many cyclists of all abilities out cycling, cycling safely while enjoying the thrill of the outdoors.

 

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British Canoeing

Cotswold Outdoor have been looking after paddlers with post paddle warmers such as fleeces and waterproof jackets for many years.

 

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British Mountaineering Council

As the UK's largest retailer of climbing kit, Cotswold Outdoor is proud to actively support the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and its members.

 

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Ski Club GB

Ski Club GB don’t just love the mountains when they’re covered in snow, they encourage their members to get active on the mountains throughout the year.

 

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NUS Extra

Cotswold Outdoor is proud to work with NUS Extra to help students prepare for their adventures around the world, with quality kit, great service and expert advice.

 

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Outlook Expeditions

Outlook Expeditions have used their expertise in global travel to help over 10,000 young people achieve their goals.

 

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Exodus Travels

Exodus Travels run small guided group holidays that enable their travellers to delve into the culture and landscapes of the places they visit.

 

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KE Adventure

We are delighted to be associated with KE Adventure Travel, one of the world's leading independent adventure holiday experts.

 

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More Outdoor Groups

OutdoorLads

OutdoorLads is the UK’s largest LGBT outdoor charity offering a safe place for its members to socialise and make new friends in the great outdoors. Whether it’s hill walking, mountaineering, rock climbing, mountain biking, water sports, skiing or our always popular hostel and camping weekends, there’s an activity for everyone, whatever their ability, and all led by volunteers.

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.

The Juniper Trust

The Juniper Trust was founded in 1994 by a group of volunteers, inspired by writer and teacher Angela Locke. Today, 17 years on, Angela is still actively involved and all of the committee members volunteer their time freely to support worthwhile causes all over the world. Since those early beginnings, the Juniper Trust has expanded hugely, but its basic vision remains the same: 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.

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BSES (British Schools Exploring Society)

Based at the Royal Geographical Society, BSES Expeditions 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.

Plas-y-Brenin

If you're interested in mountain sports, you will be pleased to hear that Cotswold Outdoor have a well-established partnership with Plas-y-Brenin; the Snowdonia-based National Mountain Centre. Plas-Y-Brenin offer training opportunities that give support to make the most of your skills and ambitions within the outdoor sector. Their staff are expert outdoor enthusiasts which add to Plas-Y-Brenin’s speciality. Cotswold offer Plas-Y-Brenin staff technical boot fits in store where we also offer specific advice and recommendations on our products.

World Expeditions

Originating as a Himalayan trekking company in 1975, World Expeditions have developed into one of the leading authorities in the field of adventure tourism. They cover all continents and provide trips that encompass a large range of outdoor activities and skills. From extreme to introductory trekking and cycling adventures to sea kayaking and mountaineering trips for all abilities and interests. World Expeditions use a global network of qualified guides and reps to ensure that every adventure is fully supported.

RGS

The Royal Geographical Society (RGS) is a learned society and professional body for geography. Since their establishment in 1830 they have advanced geographical science and have a proud history of supporting its practitioners. With over 15,000 people in more than 100 countries, RGS is the largest and most active scholarly geographical society in the world today, with a wide range of members from many backgrounds including professional geographers, researchers, teachers, expeditioners and amateur enthusiasts.

Discover Adventure

Discover Adventure specialises in fundraising trekking and cycling challenges and has been designing exciting worldwide trips since 1994 – raising over £50million for many worthy causes. Discover Adventure offer a choice of over 30 challenges in some of the most amazing, beautiful and adventurous parts of the world. Most importantly, every trip is priced so that your charity retains at least 60% of the fundraising target.

Globebusters

Founded in 2002 by Double Guinness World Record™ Kevin and Julia Sanders, who hold two records for the Fastest Circumnavigation of the World and the fastest Trans Americas by Motorcycle, Globebusters specialises in taking riders on amazing journeys in unusual destinations. Globebusters are passionate about travel by motorcycle and whether you decide to travel with us for two weeks or five months, our aim is to give you a genuine overland experience, supported by years of relevant expertise.

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Camps International

Camps International aim to deliver responsible tourism in Africa and offer extraordinary life experiences for gap year travellers, school expedition groups and adult volunteers. They provide the opportunity to voluntary work on local humanitarian, social and environmental projects throughout East Africa, helping communities grow and develop, and as well as a wider adventure package that includes mountain expeditions, water sport activities and game viewing on safari.

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.