Hiking is becoming an increasingly popular hobby for both young and old people across the UK
(PRWEB) April 15, 2010
The trend to ‘staycations’ and increasing awareness of the health benefits of exercise led Macclesfield businessman Ian Brookes to launch outdoor clothing website, OutdoorLook.co.uk, he has revealed.
Having just celebrated a year in trading, Outdoor Look conducted research into the nation’s hiking habits, revealing the Lake District, the Scottish Highlands and the coast as the most popular spots for UK walkers. Outdoor Look are keen to highlights the benefits of a athletic and outdoor lifestyle and welcomes the results enveiled in the research.
Ian Brookes, Managing Director at OutdoorLook.co.uk said: “We in Britain are lucky enough to have such fabulous countryside and coastal spots on our doorstep as the backdrop when sampling the great outdoors. Reaping the benefits of exercise in such locations is a real pleasure.”
The UK’s leading stockists of discount outdoor clothing also confirmed spring as Britain’s favourite time of year to walk, with 50% considering walking a family sport.
Ian says; “The survey revealed some interesting information regarding the UK’s hiking habits. Hiking is becoming an increasingly popular hobby for both young and old people across the UK. The fantastic areas of natural beauty we have, combined with the affordability and health benefits to be had make hiking an ideal hobby the whole family can enjoy.”
35% of people surveyed were prepared to pay for their hikes to protect areas of natural beauty, but of this 35% over half would only be willing to pay up to £1 per walk. Off-road vehicles and motorbikes are the biggest sources of annoyance for UK hikers, whilst 31% of walkers finish a successful days’ hike by tucking into a home cooked meal. 29% celebrate the completion of a hike by heading to the pub!
OutdoorLook.co.uk offers a range of well-known brands including Regatta, Craghoppers, Hi-Tec, Hawkshead and Helly Hansen, with up to 75% off the RRP on clothing, footwear and accessories, and free delivery on orders over £50.
Ian adds: “We’re continually growing the range of clothing we offer, and are committed to offering low prices that make it easier for people to get active. By offering both the latest lines and end of clearance products, OutdoorLook is all about offering a wide choice of top quality brands at the best possible prices.”
For more information on Outdoor Look and their range of outdoor clothing, hiking gear and walking boots, visit Outdoorlook.co.uk today.
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