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Columbia Sportswear - Official Outfitter to the UK’s 15 National Parks

The UK’s 15 National Parks are working together with Columbia Sportswear making Columbia the Official Outfitter to the National Park rangers and staff - the people who protect and promote some of Britain’s best-loved landscapes.

See Jack, Finn and Suzy, three of our Lake District Rangers, talking about their jobs and testing Columbia gear in the video above.

Demonstrating huge commitment to the National Parks, Columbia is outfitting upwards of 2,000 National Park staff including 300 rangers, providing high quality clothing that’s ‘tested tough’ and designed to keep them warm, dry, cool and protected in Britain’s toughest conditions. See the fantastic impact of our partnership on National Parks since 2017:

“At Columbia, our mission is to help people enjoy the outdoors longer. That’s why we consider it our responsibility to be conscientious stewards of our shared environment. Becoming a partner of the UK’s National Parks is an unrivalled opportunity to highlight the amazing work conducted by rangers and staff,”

Andy Barker, General Manager UK & IR Columbia Sportswear.

“Columbia Sportswear is showing a strong commitment to the UK’s National Parks with this partnership. Providing clothing for more than 2,000 staff is a very significant contribution, supporting the very heart of our work.  Columbia will take a leading role in helping to increase public understanding of our wonderful National Parks by sharing the stories of our people and our Parks over the coming five years.”

Jacquie Burgess, Chair of National Parks UK

Columbia - protecting Britain's best-loved landscapes

National Park rangers work in all weathers, all year round. Lake District National Park.

Ranger climbing over rocks in front of a rushing waterfall

“Working for the Lake District National Park, we are here to protect and preserve it for future generations.” - Suzy Hankin, Lake District Park Ranger.

Ranger with a pick axe on a rocky path

"We work outside, no matter what the weather." - Jack Holmes, Lake District Park Ranger

Ranger pulling an old kayak from a rain drenched lake

Ranger repairing paths after flood damage in the Lake District National Park.

Ranger repairing a path

Margaret and Mark explain why there's never a typical day as a ranger in Northumberland National Park:

Five spring walks

A sweeping hillside with green farm fields below

Five walks to bring spring alive

Jump into better weather, better moods and better surroundings in the life-affirming environment of the great outdoors with routes suggested by our expert nature writers.

Five autumn walks

Group walking dogs on long leads underneath autumnal trees

Five amazing autumn walks in National Parks

Top nature writers share their favourite walks, and places to eat, stay and warm up.

10 National Park experiences

Wooden boats with large sails sailing on a wide river

10 ways to experience Britain's National Parks

From the rugged natural beauty of the Pembrokeshire coast to the sweeping vistas of the Lake District, the UK’s National Parks are places of wonder.

Discover the Ullswater Way

Ranger Suzy Hankin on the Ullswater Way

The Ullswater Way in the Lake District

You’ll see a host of attractions on the 20-mile loop of the Ullswater valley – from the Aira Force waterfall to ancient woodland and poetry stones. Or hop on a bus or a steamer to break up the journey

Exmoor dark sky reserve

The milky way over Exmoor National Park

Exmoor dark sky reserve: the best spots to stargaze

When darkness descends, the wild terrain of Exmoor national park plays host to a spectacular light show. Tor McIntosh takes in a night of stars in their thousands.