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Outdoor Nation

The 'Big 5' Challenge

This summer, hike, Bike, Paddle, Wild Swim and Climb in your own time to help create outdoor adventure opportunities for under-privileged families.

Grenville Chaganis - Founder of Outdoor Nation

"Come on everyone! Make the most of the opportunities for adventure this summer. Set yourselves the goals of getting more active outdoors and trying something new. Whatever your ability or experience, have a go at the Big 5 - and drag your friends and families along with you. 

GRENVILLE CHAGANIS - Founder of Outdoor Nation



We've all been for walks in our local parks - but why not stretch yourself a little by going a bit further in a new place. Get friends and family to join you, pack a picnic and make an epic adventure of it. Whatever your ability, you will find somewhere nearby that is interesting and challenging that suits your needs. 

Couple Biking


Cycling in the British countryside, away from the roads and the traffic, is an amazing way to explore, have fun and get some exercise. There are loads of places you can have a go - whether you're looking for wide and gentle paths or the thrill of graded trails. There will be somewhere nearby for you and your friends to hire a bike or get a guided ride if you need. 

Paddling on a Lake


Paddle sports are a fantastic way of exploring our inland and coastal waters, from our calm lakes and canals, to our rivers and seas. Guaranteed there will be a quiet and gentle spot near you where you can get all the help you need to get on the water. Whether you chose canoeing, kayaking or paddleboarding - you are sure to love it. 

Preparing to Climb


Whilst daunting to some, rock climbing is a fun and safe activity for all ages and abilities. It is a fantastic way to have fun, learn new skills, test your brain and your mettle, and improve your fitness and strength - so why not give it a go. Your local indoor climbing wall is your best bet and they'll give you and your friends all the help you need to get started. 

Catching Up


Last but by no means least... there is wild swimming. Whilst you can count a trip to the seaside if you like - why not see what natural inland spots you can find near you to take a dip. You might like to know that swimming in the outdoors can have significant physical, physiological and mental health benefits - so try it and we bet you'll go back for more!


Plan your activities on the Outdoor Nation adventure map.

Add your activities to your Outdoor Nation bucket list.

Invite your friends and family to join you on your adventures.

Celebrate each of your achievements on the Outdoor Nation Facebook page below:

Hampshire - the South Downs


Big 5 Challenge - How it works
  • How do I create my Outdoor Nation profile?
    It's really simple to create your free profile. Click 'get started' and you'll be prompted to create a log-in for the site, if you have not already done so. Once signed in you will be taken to a simple form that provides the input for your profile. We will then get in touch within 24hrs to verify your details, ask a few questions and finalise your profile. You can amend your profile at any time by getting in touch.
  • How do I link my profile to activity locations on Outdoor Nation?
    On completion of your profile, we'll discuss with you which locations on our activity map you want your profile to be linked to.
  • How will customers book my services?
    We are not a booking platform. We signpost our users to you through your profile, which will have all your contact details and links to your website or online location of choice.
  • What do my Outdoor Nation monthly insights show me?
    From April to September we will get in touch with you monthly about general trends in your area and an update on your specific activities and details of how many people have clicked on your profile.
  • How do you promote me on Social Media?
    We will officially welcome and introduce you as a partner on our social media platforms and across our growing network. We will continue to promote any exciting news about you if there is anything you specifically want us to plug then just get in touch.
  • Can I suggest other activity locations for Outdoor Nation to include?
    Yes please. If places that you operate are not represented on the map then let us know and we'll look to get them on asap.
  • How much does it cost to be listed on Outdoor Nation
    Listing on Outdoor Nation is free. We do this because we want all outdoor providers to be listed for the benefit of our users. In the future there may be options for providers to pay for premium services, including marketing boosts and recommended listings.
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