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The Outdoors Show 2011 This Weekend

The The Outdoors Show returns this weekend for 2011 for it’s 10th year. This year the show has moved to London after being held in the NEC Birmingham. The show starts on the 13th and lasts till the 16th.

Highlights for the show include the Outdoors Hero Theatre with shows from Ray Mears, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Simon King, Ben Fogle, Sir Robin Knox- Johnston and Riaan Manser.

The climbing wall, wilderness camp, careers in the outdoors, ice climbing are all back with lots more features. New for this year is the London Bike show which is the biggest bike show in the UK.

Tickets are still on offer at the moment, head over to for more information.

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5 Must Do’s at the 2010 Outdoors Show

James Cracknell
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Today was the first day of the 2010 Outdoors Show at the NEC Birmingham. The show lasts for 3 days and we’ll be going down tomorrow. There’s lots to do at the event here’s my top 5 must do’s at the show.

  1. Explore the tent city
    The Yeoman’s tent city ┬áis a massive area with the latest tents all set up. It’s a great way to see tents and judge sizes rather than reading descriptions online.
  2. Wilderness Camp
    The Wilderness Camp is hosted by the Bushcraft & Survival Skills Magazine, it’s a great place to pick up some practical tips you can use on your next adventure. There are four areas, Desert, Arctic, Woodland and the Wilderness stage.
  3. Climbing walls
    There’s a few different climbing walls at this years event, last year 5 in total. You won’t need any gear but come in some comfortable clothing and for the girls… no skirts.
  4. Ben Fogle & James Cracknell talk
    If you caught the TV show about Ben Fogle’s and James Cracknell’s arctic trek then you’ll want to attend one of the two talks on Saturday. The afternoon show is sold out but there is space for the morning talk.
  5. Zip Wire
    Last but not least the Zip Wire takes you from one side of the hall to the other. Head over to the Cumbria Tourism stand to start your decent.

If you heading down to the NEC in Birmingham this weekend make sure you attend / attempt / see some of the above!

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Outdoor Enthusiasts to go to The Outdoors Show 2010

British television presenter Ben Fogle at BBC ...
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This weekend we’ll be heading down from Manchester to the Birmingham NEC for the The Outdoors Show 2010. The show is a mix of exhibitions, stalls, information stands and talks. This years speakers include Joe Simpson, Leo Houlding, Kate Humble, Simon King OBE, Doug Scott CBE, James Cracknell and Ben Fogle.

There’s also a chance to get active with a surf emulator, climbing wall, ice wall and a zip line. There’s a tent city, wilderness section and a fashion walk. You can also buy products from any of the 100’s of exhibitors. They’ll also be showing off their latest products some not even in the shops yet.

We’ll be heading down on the Saturday, the event lasts from Friday to Saturday with the main speakers on the Saturday. We’ll be reporting live via our twitter account @outdoorenthusia and then reviews on our blog on Sunday and the following week.

If you fancy still going you can still get tickets but some of the speaking events are sold out for seating. Head over to to the Outdoors Show website for ticket information.