Outdoors & Active was started in 2006 by Paul Batts and Robert Parker to fill a gap locally for good quality outdoor gear. It soon became apparent that there was also a lack of choice in the outdoor market. Most outdoor stores only keeping a lot of the same things.
Over the years we have extended our range of products to try and offer something for everyone, and also offer you a choice in what you are looking for.
We also believe in good old customer service, where possible we will always aim to be as helpful and informative as possible. Too many times in the past we have gone into outdoor stores to ask a question, only to be greeted with a blank look !
Being an independent store also allows us to be very flexible with our suppliers, so if you see something that they make but cannot get it, as long as it is in stock with them we will gladly get it for you.
We have now supplied equipment for trips all over the world, Everest, Kilimanjaro, Mont blanc, Ben Nevis, Snowdon, Scafell and many more !
Travel has been a growing sector of our business as more people take gap years or just go travelling to all corners of the world. We have everything to kit you out whether you are travelling in Europe or as far as Thailand, New Zealand and Australia.
Whatever you need , come and pay us a visit.
Our commitment to you
Our aim is to bring you the best products at the best prices with a friendly helpful service that hopefully will see you returning to us and recommending us to your friends.
We want to be as enthusiastic about our products as you are about using them !
We have also won many awards for customer service, we were in the final of Britains best small shop, and were voted best UK Independent outdoor store by the outdoor trade.