Get out and walk...

73% of Britons say that green and natural spaces are important to well-being and happiness, according to the Office for National Statistics, but even if you’re looking to get out into the great outdoors in 2014, it can be difficult to know where to start.

Large Outdoors is a national outdoor pursuits and social club, which started life in Manchester in 2008 and now runs regular walking trips and a range of outdoor events, taking in some of the country’s most beautiful countryside.

Seeking to make the great outdoors accessible, easy and safe, Large Outdoors has a team of expert guides and leaders who take the hassle out of walking trips by organising interesting routes, accommodation and refreshments to create fun, sociable events suitable for people of all abilities.

Large Outdoors founder Gareth Williams said: “It all started when I was looking for a walking club in Greater Manchester. I was looking for a friendly, sociable club which catered for people of all abilities and offered fun, safe and accessible activities and couldn’t find anything that fitted the bill.

“In 2008 I started Large Outdoors and since then I’ve realised that many other people are looking for the chance to walk and enjoy the great outdoors in a welcoming and friendly environment. Large Outdoors has grown and grown and now has more than 11,000 members with many choosing to attend events several times a month. We hold events across the country from walking weekends in the Peak District to day walks in Snowdonia.

“As well as our original and ever popular walking events, we now organise a range of other outdoor activities including: kayaking, abseiling, climbing, mountain biking, camping, coasteering and diving and are constantly seeking to expand the range of activities we offer.”

For more information about Large Outdoors, a list of all of our walking weekends and adventures in for 2014 or to book your place on one of our events, go to www.largeoutdoors.com.

Notes to editor

Large Outdoors is a nationwide outdoor pursuits and social group, offering members the chance to meet new people whilst enjoying the great outdoors.

Since 2008 Large Outdoors has run walks, activities and events, led by experienced and qualified leaders who are there to help participants to get the most out of their chosen activities. With an inclusive and fun approach to the outdoors, Large Outdoors is suitable for adults of all abilities and takes a social approach to outdoor pursuits, making it the perfect way to meet new people whilst getting fit and having fun.


For further information and images please contact:

Gareth Williams

Large Outdoors Ltd


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