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Since 1974

Cotswold Outdoor, inspiring adventures every year since 1974. Snapshots in time via a visit down memory lane!

Since 1974

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How & where it all started - the small outbuilding called Cotswold Camping in South Cerney. Featuring the founders Tony Ingham and Charlie Barwell

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Sheperd's Bush [closed 2004] - at the time of writing this article the store had been on site some fifteen years. "[Staff] are walkers, cyclists, mountaineers, and canoeists who above all are courteous, welcoming, and well informed"

Manchester Oxford Road [opened 1989] - "Very firmly established as the most professional outdoor store in the North West"

St. Albans [opened 1995] - "Our latest superstore.. Clubs and groups are always welcome and special group evenings can be provided by prior arrangement"

South Cerney [opened 1974] - "The 'Original shop in the Country'.. having the most interesting and most carefully selected outdoor range in the West of England". The 150 seat in-house lecture theatre was well used.

Southampton [opened 1994] - the "'Superstore' near the South Coast"

Reading [opened 1998] - "Everybody's favourite shop in the Thames Valley.. bubbles over with friendly enthusiasm and helpful advice"

Betws-y-Coed [opened 1993] - "Additionally the Betws shop has weather information via a cell phone link to the summit of Snowdon giving details.. minute by minute from the top of Wales' highest mountain"

Cotswold - The Outdoor People from 1997!

North Face Mountain Jacket from 1997 #Classic

Outdoor Clothing & Equipment | Cotswold Outdoor

#MountainEquipment Lightline Vest from Winter 1993! Love the colours :)

The @Diane Berg Alpine Extrem Three Layer GoreTex Jacket from Summer 1994!

#TBT The Rab Andes Jacket and Kinder Smock from 1989!

#TBT - Vaude rucksacks circa summer 1992! #Retro colours!

Classic climbing #retrogear #climbing #mountaineering

1991 - When 'sac' design was... different! Do you still own (and use?) a Karrimor?

  • Ben Wall
    Ben Wall

    Still own and use Condor 50-65 SA7000 back with Jaguar pockets!

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Cotswold Outdoor catalogue archive: 1984