The Great Outdoors (magazine)

The Great Outdoors (formerly TGO)[1] is a British monthly consumer magazine focused on hillwalking and backpacking, first published in 1978.[2] It was edited for many years by Cameron McNeish. Chris Townsend, and Jim Perrin are among many regular and long-term contributors to the magazine. Comedian Ed Byrne currently writes a column for the magazine. The current editor is Emily Rodway.

The Great Outdoors is published by Kelsey Media.[3] Prior to October 2015, it was published by Newsquest. The headquarters is in Cudham, Kent.[2]

The Great Outdoors is the main sponsor of the TGO Challenge, an annual coast-to-coast backpacking event in Scotland, invented by Hamish Brown and originally called the Ultimate Challenge.

The magazine also hosts annual awards to celebrate the outdoor industry.


  1. Carey Davies (21 July 2014). "Ten of the best walking and climbing magazines". BMC. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  2. 1 2 Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2017. Bloomsbury Publishing. 28 July 2016. pp. 89–. ISBN 978-1-4729-2866-5. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  3. "The Great Outdoors". Kelsey Media. Retrieved 24 October 2016.

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