Outdoor Sports Links

This page contains useful links to all types of outdoor websites, from personal webpages to online retailers. If you can't find what you are looking for, or have a link you would like adding, please email me.
Mapping & Navigation

Casio  -  Electronic gadgets, including GPS, from this Japanese company.
Compass Companion  -  Helpful trip items such as route cards and emergency info cards.
Garmin  -   Makers of GPS and other electronic navigation systems
Harvey  -   Makers of walking maps in the UK.
Lowrance  -  GPS systems website for information about navigation.
Maps Worldwide  -   On-line ordering of over 10,000 maps from 200 countries, inc. O.S.
Magellan  -  Popular providers of handheld GPS systems in the UK.
OCAD  -  Map making software for O maps, street maps, etc.
Ordnance Survey  -  Lots of useful info on the OS website.
RSPB maps -  RSPB information and wildlife maps and locations.
Yeoman  -  Another interesting GPS information website.
For a page of Three Peaks links, click here.
For Adventure Racing links,
click here.
For Merseyside only links,
click here.
Epic Mountain Biking Adventures

BBC Weather Online  -  In depth weather reports and forcasts, with weather maps.
Earthcam  -  Search live webcams, 114 mountain cams from Everest to Ben Nevis.
Lakeland Cam  -  Daily pictures of present conditions in and around Coniston and the Lakes.
Met Office  -  Present weather conditions and forecasts from the Met-Office.
Scot. Avalanche Info  -  Scottish Avalanche Information Service, clear info, easy to use.
theyr.internet weather  -  Weather maps for Western Europe in easy to use form
Runners World  -  Magazine website with articles and features, calendar and help.
Adidas  -  Huge UK site with help, training schedules, on-line 'doctor', etc.
Running Room  -  Running discussion and help site.
Triathlete Magazine  -  Magazine site for running, cycling and swimming.
Mountain Biking

Bike Magic  -  huge site with plenty of info for all types of cyclist
Polaris  -  endurance events page, helpful forum, good links
Gofar  -  site for cross country and trail mountain biking
Sustrans  -  charity opening and maintaining traffic free routes
C.I.S biking  -  mountain biking school based in North Wales

Boots Across Scotland  -  Charity helping injured walkers, intend to climb every Scottish peak Mountain-sports UK  -   New general outdoor site, routes, gear, links etc.
Outdoors  -  Steve Head's climbing and walking around Yorkshire and Cumbria. Maps/routes.
Offa's Dyke Path Assn  -   Information, fundraising and upkeep of the long distance path.
Ray Mears  -   Survival expert Ray gives hints and tips. Insight of his survival series, links.
Sherpavan Project  -    Project to give logistic support for long distance walkers/cyclists, links, Scot. Avalanche Info  -  Scottish Avalanche Information Service, good, clear info, easy to use.
Wilderness-Wales  -  Paul Saunders site with pictures and info. UK.Rec.Walking Photo's.
Walking Britain  -  Online walking magazine
Trail Mag  -  Walking and scrambling magazine website
Shopping on-line can help you find some good bargains. A lot of retailers offer discounts for on-line shopping, and free delivery depending on the value of your order. It is also a good way of comparing prices between retailers.

However - make sure all credit card details are given over a secure server only.
Make sure the correct size is ordered, and check out the details for returning goods.
If ordering from overseas, remember that your bank may charge a commission for exchanging currencies.

The banner ads at the bottom of this page create an income for this site - however, this is a non-profit making website.That means that money generated goes towards maintaining this website, not paying
the author, contributors etc.
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On-line Shopping
Cotswold Outdoors  -  Large range of outdoor gear on-line.
Adventure Race Shop  -  Great range of outdoor gear for adventure racers. Recommended.
Blacks  -  Well known outdoors suplier. Free delivery throughout the UK.
Outdoor Supplies  -  New mail order website offering free delivery in UK
9feet  -  Selection of general outdoor clothing and equipment.
Backcountry ski and snowboard gear, camping

Outdoor and adventure site with live reporting of HH Three Peaks Yacht Race and LAMM, good interesting features, "fleece your friends" deal - get nine friends to sign up to 9feet and get a free fleece worth 50 !!!  (you can enter my email - richie@merseyventure.com - if you want to be my friend...

   The John Muir Trust has bought Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis and its neighbouring high tops. The Trust has purchased
the greater part of the Ben and its sister mountains which form the "Roof of Scotland" and launched a 1 million campaign to raise the funds for purchase and management. 
The Trust aims to bring conservation, recreation and local community
Top Link for August
National Parks

These websites contain good information about the landscape, mountain safety, outdoor activities, weather, accommodation, products, events, travel and services.

This page last updated - 5th October 2000
Previous Top Links
Ray Mears

OK. Perhaps you're more likely to be stuck in Scotland with damp matches rather than stranded in the Sahara with only 2 litres of water, but a belief in your ability to succeed mixed with a little survival knowledge has allowed many people left in impossible situations to survive until help arrives.

This site has a somewhat commercial slant - but still worth a look.
Top Link for September
Top Link For October
Karrimor International Mountain Marathon
Better known as the "KIMM", this marathon is staged at various mountainous areas of Britain towards the end of October each year. The website has a wealth of useful information for any KIMM competitor, or anyone interested generally in outdoor pursuits. Special offers via the KIMM on-line shop, articles, features, good links and forum. Give it a go !!! (You don't have to enter the marathon...)