27 to 29 March Birmingham NEC 
"It's pure adventure indulgence."

On your quest through the maze of activities there'll be a few familiar faces to lend
a hand. Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be supplying endless inspiration, legendary mountaineer Doug Scott, endurance tips and Mark Beaumont, is your navigation guru after riding
his bike 18,000 miles around the world.

Show opening times:

  • Friday 27 March: 10.00am - 6.00pm
  • Saturday 28 March: 9.00am - 6.00pm
  • Sunday 29 March: 9.00am - 5.00pm


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2009 Speakers announced

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Leo Houlding, Tim Emmett and Catherine Destivelle are just few of the top names who'll be speaking at the show

Adventure films

The Reel Adventure Diaries (TRAD) Film Competition saw hundreds of budding film enthusiasts submit their own outdoor videos in order to bag the ultimate prize of filming an adventure with a top, extreme athlete.

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Don't miss out

Climbing, diving, navigation tips, celebrity talks and gear galore. The Ordnance Survey Outdoors Show has something for everyone, and so much of it that you'll wish you never had to leave. Go explore...
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Try your paddle at kayaking

What's the difference between a kayak and a canoe? You can find out the answer at the kayaking and canoe pool where you'll also be able to find out if you're a dab hand with a paddle

Music Fest

Kerrang! Radio's top DJs will be bringing festival vibes to the show.

Surfing at the show

No! We don't mean online. Hone your surfing skills by having a go at Brushboarding - the new craze for the landlocked.

Getting here

The NEC is in the heart of the UK and is easily accessible by road, rail and air