couple having a picnic 13/05/2019

What To Take on a Picnic [Ultimate Packing List]

There are picnics and picnics. This particular picnic packing guide pertains to the latter. We’re talking proper picnics; the ones with picnic baskets, outdoor tableware and edible delights that go far beyond a basic sandwich and a thermos. Naturally, the reality of eating outdoors presents certain challenges to be overcome, which is why we’ve put together this guide to help you decide what to take on a picnic and avoid having your al fresco meal derailed by any unforeseen difficulties. We’ll talk you through all the essential basics, many of... Read More


Motorcycle Destinations For 2018: Where to Go & What to Wear

The sun is finally starting to return, the roads are getting drier and the weather’s getting warmer. And all of this can only mean one thing: Peak motorcycle season is back. If you’re just starting to dust off and shine up your motorbike after what has seemed like an infinite winter, we know a few great places where you can take it out for a spin. We also know of more than a few roadworthy fashion essentials from wax motorcycle jackets to sturdy accessories, perfect for making sure you look... Read More

, , ,

Expert Hunter: How to Style Hunter Wellies

There are wellies, and there are Hunter wellies. The latter is the Holy Grail of wellington boots, and you’d be surprised at just how versatile they can be when it comes to fashion. Forget the idea that wellies are only suitable for muddy outdoor tasks. With Hunter wellies you’ve got a pair of boots that you can style in so many different ways you’ll wonder what you ever did without them. Not sure where to start? Here’s our style guide on how to wear Hunter wellies in five different ways:... Read More

, ,

Say it With An Adventure: 3 Outdoor Valentines Dates To Try This Year

Chocolates, roses, presents, expensive meals…all the traditional ways to mark Valentine’s Day. But if you’re bored with these traditions, perhaps it’s time to shake things up and share this loved-up mini holiday in a different way. How? By heading outdoors, of course. An outdoor adventure is the best way to spend some real quality time with your significant other, and make extra special memories along the way. We’ve got some excellent ideas for alternative Valentine’s Day dates that you can try this year, and there’s not a heart-shaped chocolate box... Read More


7 Hidden Gem Christmas Markets To Visit In 2017

In the market for a Christmas experience like no other? We know just the places to go. Come December, Europe’s cities transform into treasure troves of twinkling lights, delicious smells and beautiful crafts, and exploring Christmas markets is one of our favourite ways to celebrate the festive season. But after you’ve explored the famous markets of Manchester, Berlin and Strasbourg, what then? You explore further. There are so many hidden gems out there, and they happen to be some of the best Christmas markets in the world; they’re just not... Read More


The Perfect Picnic

Here at Country House Outdoor we’re lucky to live a stones throw away of the most beautiful parts of the world, the English Lake District, so when it comes to picnics we are spoiled for choice! We love heading down to the lakes for a picnic on the banks of Bassenthwaite or Derwentwater and if we’re feeling brave enough a quick dip is also on the cards! In this article we’ll be sharing our top tips and favourite picnic gear. Where To Go Frame your picnic around your favourite activities.... Read More

Hunter Boots 15/07/2013

Festival Survival Tips

Festival season is here again and hundreds of thousands of us will be hitting the fields with our tents and wellies. So what do you need to know when going to a festival? Here are our top tips: 1. Invest in Dry Shampoo and Plenty of Baby Wipes Unless you are prepared to pay and/or wait in a long que it’s unlikely you will get to have a shower while you’re at the festival so don’t forget some dry shampoo and a few packs of baby wipes. It might be... Read More