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Cotswold Outdoor: our exclusive walking partner

Close up of a walker's boots with a group of walkers in the background as they climb up Pen yr Ole Wen, Carneddau and Glyderau, Gwynedd, Wales
Hikers taking a break up a mountain | © National Trust Images / Arnhel de Serra

We’re delighted to be working with Cotswold Outdoor as our exclusive walking partner. Find out how their support makes a huge contribution to our work to look after special outdoor places for everyone to enjoy.

Inspiring the nation

Cotswold Outdoor has been helping customers get outdoors for more than 40 years now, offering expert advice and an unrivalled range of kit for all sorts of active adventures. We share their love of nature and a passion for the great outdoors.

Since our partnership began in 2015, our friends at Cotswold Outdoor have helped us look after precious walking landscapes and trails, inspiring more people to get outside and enjoy them.

Helping us care for special places

Through our ongoing partnership, we continue our efforts to inspire the nation into exploring, discovering and enjoying more of Britain’s coast and countryside, safely and responsibly. Cotswold Outdoor gives us funding to help care for walking trails so that more people can access the countryside. Plus, when you use your National Trust supporter discount code, up to 5 per cent of the purchase price goes back into helping us look after the places you love to explore.

At Cotswold Outdoor, we believe people are happier when they actively escape into the outdoors. That’s why we are proud to support the National Trust with its work to look after nature, beauty and history for everyone to enjoy. It’s exciting for us to be partnered with an organisation who are as passionate about the outdoors as we are.

A quote by Greg NieuwenhuysCotswold Outdoor CEO
A group of four women along a path, in the background, down a hill is a reservoir
A walking group taking in the views at Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire | © National Trust Images / Annapurna Mellor

Great oaks from little acorns grow

Cotswold Outdoor started life in 1974 as Cotswold Camping, selling a range of basic camping accessories from a small outbuilding in the Cotswolds. Forty years later, the company is an award-winning multi-channel retailer with stores throughout the UK.

Passion for the outdoors is at the heart of their ethos. From climbing the Old Man of Hoy to cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, Cotswold Outdoor staff are brought together by a love for anything and everything outdoors.

Discount for National Trust supporters

National Trust supporters receive a 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor. This can be redeemed in store and online when you sign up to Cotswold Outdoor’s free Explore More benefits scheme. This offer expires on 30 September 2026, but may be extended. Details on how to claim the offer are below.

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Find a walk

Discover some of the best places for walks, including ancient woodland, stretches of coast and green parkland.

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