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About Us

Outdoor People was founded by Cath Prisk in 2014. We have a passion for camping, picnicking, festivals, walking, scrambling, hiking up mountains, wandering round cities, playing in the street, lying in hammocks, building dens, making mud pies and staring at clouds...

Why? Because it’s good for the soul, the mind and the body, and because it’s fun. Computers aren’t evil, and we like our central heating too, but outdoors time is essential every day. This is especially so for children. 

And yet there are oh so many barriers that get in the way from traffic to a bit of rain...

So we’ve set up Outdoor People, a social enterprise, with a mission to make the outdoors easy for everyone, and in particular for families, kids and communities.

We launched on 10 May 2013 in Snowdonia, during the wettest and stormiest weekend of the year - as you can see on the blog!

So what are we?

We are a shop!

We opened at Netil Market, Hackney in Spring 2016, and online. Outdoor People shop is a place where you can buy tried and tested stuff which will entice you outdoors. We have beautiful kit for picnics in the parks, festivals or camping trips. We also stock great stuff for travelling, doing yoga or simply hanging out with your friends.

Address: Outdoor People Shop, Netil Market, 13-23 Westgate Street, Hackney, E8 3RL

Open:

  • Thursday 1.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Friday 1.00pm– 6.00pm
  • Saturday 11.00am– 6.00pm
  • Sunday 12.00 - 4pm

Sundays: only if an event is on, please check before coming, or visit our events page for information. 

Directions: Link to Google Maps

We are a consultancy!

Cath Prisk, our director, has a wide range of contacts from a varied career so as well as her skills, we  can put together groups of experts where needed to ensure projects that make the outdoors easy are successful. We are equally at home working on global campaigns, national policy-making and campaigns, keynote speeches, fundraising or training.

We are about giving back through projects and events!

So surrounding it all we are looking for projects to give back to the communities we live and work in, making it easy for kids especially to get outdoors.

So join us by signing up to the blog, to Twitter, facebook or instagram and get involved by doing a Hackney Wild Walk (or making up your own!), coming to the market stall and of course by joining The Wild Network and supporting these campaigns:

Outdoor Classroom Day