The Great Outdoors

Sponsored by Blacks

The Great Outdoors

Sponsored by Blacks

Whatever your appetite - guided walks, days out with the kids, foraging, long-distance hikes or extreme camping - there will be expert advice, talks and films to inspire you.

The Great Outdoors stage is where we will inspire you to quite literally ‘get outside’.  We’ll take you on a journey across Britain walkways and waterways; as well as it’s urban and rural landscapes. It’s where you’ll hear tales of adventures big and small from some of our celebrity guests. 

The Great Outdoors Stage sponsored by Blacks

Thursday 01st August 2019

11:00-11:30

Dr Michael Banna – Mental health and the outside. How nature is good for our health and the science behind it.

12:00-12:30

Lizzie Carr talks about the best places to paddle and plastic patrol

13:00-13:30

Sean Fletcher - Mental Health and the Great Outdoors

14:00-14:30

Rich Harpham - The Great British Adventure

15:00-15:30

Dr Alex Maxwell – Physical health and the outside. How nature is good for our health and the science behind it.

16:00-16:30

Mike Dilger from The One Show - Talks about his passion for the great outdoors

17:00-17:30

Edward Wilson, Volunteering Manager, The Ramblers - Why volunteering is key to enjoying the great outdoors

Friday 02nd August 2019

11:00-11:30

John Hudson, chief survival instructor to the UK military - what can surviving in extreme situations teach us about surviving everyday life?

12:00-12:30

Tom Heap - A vanishing shiver

13:00-13:30

Mike Dilger from The One Show - Talks about his passion for the great outdoors

14:00-14:30

Helen Reeves - Life after the Olympics with family adventures

15:00-15:30

Rich Harpham - The Great British Adventure

16:00-16:30

Carol Kirkwood talks about her job as a weather and BBC Breakfast presenter

17:00-17:30

Grace Dickinson - Animal magic and conservation

Saturday 03rd August 2019

11:00-11:30

Blacks Ambassador Sarah Roberts, Wildlife and Eco expert, will be looking at human-animal interactions including big predators such as alligators and sharks.

12:00-12:30

Colonel Andy Reid MBE - Standing Tall - My adventures around the UK

13:00-13:30

Ben Mee - Talks about conservation and his best sellling book 'I bought a zoo'

14:00-14:30

Rich Harpham - The Great British Adventure

15:00-15:30

Grace Dickinson - Animal magic and conservation

16:00-16:30

Rich Harpham - The World of Bushcraft and Survival

17:00-17:30

Helen Reeves - Life after the Olympics with family adventures

Sunday 04th August 2019

11:00-11:30

Margherita Taylor - The Power of Passion

12:00-12:30

Jack Cornish - Ramblers

13:00-13:30

Grace Dickinson - Animal magic and conservation

14:00-14:30

Mary Ann Ochota discusses how to go hillwalking with the kids

15:00-15:30

Rich Harpham - Great British Adventure

16:00-16:30

Ben Mee - Talks about conservation and his best sellling book 'I bought a zoo'

17:00-17:30

Dr Ellen Fallows - Nature as medicine - the science behind the headlines

The Great Outdoors Sponsor

Founded in 1863 and with over 150 years of experience, living and breathing the outdoors with a knowledge that is second to none. You’re in good hands.

Blacks is one of the leading outdoor retailers in the UK. In over 60 stores nationwide, passionate staff with expert knowledge help make Blacks synonymous with enthusiasm for the great outdoors. Flagship brands such as The North Face, Berghaus, Jack Wolfskin and Merrell sit alongside exclusives such as Brasher, Eurohike and Peter Storm, to offer an unrivalled selection of premium outdoor gear. In store services such as expert boot and rucksack fitting allow customers to get the advice and equipment to suit their needs, whatever their adventure.

Find out more here.

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