Top Outdoor Weekend Activities

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Top Outdoor Weekend Activities

Summer is in the air – which means it’s time to get outside, soak up some vitamin D and reap the many health benefits that the great outdoors has to offer. Whether you’re a nature lover, adrenaline junkie, or you’re all about worshipping the sun; there’s an outdoor weekend activity to excite everyone.

From biking to hiking and camping to surfing, every weekend brings a new opportunity for adventure – no matter how big or small. With busy work weeks, hectic schedules and appointments that seem to pile up, it’s important to give yourself a break and have something you can always look forward to amidst all the daily chaos that is life.

No weekend should go to waste, which is why here at, we want to inspire you to maximise your summer weekends and take as much advantage of the warm, sunny weather as you possibly can. Step outside, clear your mind and discover our top outdoor weekend activities and the best magazine subscriptions to get you started or level up your downtime adventures!

Mountain Biking

From the arduous uphill treks to the thrilling downhill drops, shredding up the dirt on two wheels is one way to make sure your weekends are never dull. Take your strength training workout to the rocky trails and work on your balance and coordination with some exhilarating mountain biking. Experience nature in a flash whilst stopping to take in some breathtaking views along the way. 

Need help mapping out your next mountain biking weekend adventure? With magazine subscriptions such as Mountain Biking UK or Mountain Bike Rider, you’ll find everything you need to make the most of the trails and your bike. Discover the best mountain biking hot spots around the UK, as well as the latest gear, interviews with the pros, the hottest bikes on the market, and so much more.  

Nature Walks 

Calm your mind, take a stride and let nature do the rest! Take yourself on a leisurely stroll or an adventurous hike through nature and soak up all the benefits that walking gives your mind, body and soul. Whether you give yourself a step goal or you prefer to wander without a plan, nature walks are the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whilst getting in a healthy dose of exercise. 

With magazines like Country Walking or Discover Britain, you can make the ordinary walk a little more extraordinary. In every issue, find new trails to explore, the best gear for long and short hikes, secret routes to try this year, and many other inspirational ideas to make your walking weekends worthwhile.  


Boost your mood by building your very own garden oasis. Give yourself a fun new outdoor project and design your very own patch of paradise. Whether you’re interested in growing your own vegetables or want to brighten up your outside space with vibrant flowers, gardening is a great activity to unwind your mind, enjoy the fresh air and get a little creative. Plus, it’s a truly rewarding experience when you can sit back, relax and admire your hard day’s work.

Here at, we have the perfect guides to inspire all gardeners. Find magazine subscriptions such as Garden Design Journal, Grow Your Own, Garden Answers or Country Life and get inspired to transform your outdoor space. With practical tips, expert advice, the best seasonal blooms, guides on how to grow your own vegetables, and so much more, you’ll be fully equipped to get your garden into the best shape it’s ever been!  

Trail Running

Why settle for walking when you can blaze through the trails running? Take your best-loved cardio workout to the next level with some adventurous trail running. Challenge yourself with different nature routes and tricky trails that really make you work for it – it’ll be the sweat you won’t regret! Experience how much better running outdoors is for your mental and physical health and stay motivated with subscriptions to Trail Running magazine or Runner’s World. Discover ways to improve your running technique, which trails to tackle next, the latest gear to try, and so much more with a running magazine.


Leave all your troubles behind and ride that wave with some carefree surfing. As the perfect outdoor activity for strengthening and toning your muscles as well as improving your balance and flexibility, surfing is not only a brilliant form of exercise, but it’s also a fantastic way to spend your summer weekends. What better way to spend those hot summer days than making a splash in the crystal clear and cool waters? Magazines like Wanderlust, Coast or British Travel Journal are excellent guides when it comes to finding the best spots for surfing, plus extra tips and advice so you can take on the waters in confidence.  


Are you craving a little weekend getaway adventure? Why not combine all your favourite activities into one epic weekend of camping? The Great Outdoors or Camping magazine will get you prepped for your next camping excursion. Experience nature in all its glory and find the best camping locations that are perfect for every season, as well as mapped routes to make your walking adventures as smooth as possible. From watching the breathtaking early sunrises to cosying up by the campfire at night, camping is one of the best outdoor weekend activities you can do to maximise your summer!

Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or you prefer to stop and smell the flowers, there’s something to inspire everyone’s outdoor weekend activities here at Browse our wide range of hobbies & leisure magazines and find your next great weekend adventure today!