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Members of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild, established in 1980, are actively and professionally involved in sustainable activities in any outdoor setting.

Our Associate Members

OWPG Big Weekend 2020

Following the success of our Big Weekend 2019 on the Norfolk Broads, our annual get-together in 2020 will be at the Malham Field Studies Centre, in the Yorkshire Dales. The provisional date is Friday 9th – Sunday 11th October. More details will be available here in Spring 2020.

OWPG Awards 2020

Members’ entry form and rules will be available to download in early 2020.

Media News Bulletin

Want to keep track of what our members are up to? Subscribe to the OWPG’s quarterly full-colour Media News Bulletin.

Outdoor Focus

Browse current and back issues of our quarterly magazine


Who we are

writers, authors, photographers, content providers, bloggers, film makers, designers, journalists, artists, illustrators, editors, broadcasters, copy-writers, lecturers, public speakers, consultants – all specialising in sustainable outdoor activities and the outdoor world.

What we do

meet the needs of publishers, commissioning editors, websites, public relations companies and picture researchers.

What we’re into

walking, hiking, rambling, rock-climbing, natural history and the environment, mountaineering, ski-mountaineering, cycling, mountain-biking, kayaking, surfing, scrambling, sailing, diving, paragliding, hang-gliding, dog-sledging, coasteering, canyoning, camping. View, and search through, our members’ individual profiles here .

We write and contribute to

guidebooks, magazines, feature films, websites, newspapers, brochures, information boards …

Benefits of belonging to OWPG

In brief: the cachet that only OWPG membership can bestow; experience-based advice on all professional issues; networking, suggestions, and outdoor gossip with other members; chances to improve professional skills; promotion of your work; discounts on some outdoor equipment and services; a quarterly magazine and an annual dinner. Read more here .

Contact guild officers, or see who’s on the Commitee, here.

Images on this site © individual photographers as credited. Images may not be reused (including reuse on the internet, blogs, etc) without a licence from the photographer. Text © OWPG 2012–17.

OWPG statement on copyright here (or cut and paste www.owpg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/copyright.pdf).

OWPG open letter on “opportunities” to supply unpaid images to websites etc here (or cut and paste https://www.owpg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/unpaid-work.pdf)


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