Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock and Runners Need

Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock and Runners Need are the Official Outdoor Retailers of the BMC

As climbers, hikers and mountaineers, we know how important it is to pick the right partners. Our family of partners support the work we do to maintain access to our spaces, conserve and re-build our environment and educate and share the great benefits of our sports and activities.

Together, we stand for adventure and preserving nature. Our partnership builds on a relationship between the organisations going back a number of years where, more recently, Cotswold Outdoor has supported the BMC’s campaigns and activities including ‘Mend Our Mountains’, a project to repair footpaths in some of the country’s most popular walking locations.

  • Cotswold Outdoor

    The outdoors is everything to Cotswold Outdoor.

    That’s why they’re passionate about protecting it for generations to come. So, whether that’s recycled or ethically sourced materials or choosing a waterproof without harmful chemicals – their outdoor kit specialists are here to help you make the right choice

  • Snow+Rock

    Snow+Rock exists to equip you for unforgettable outdoor adventures.

    If you’re looking for premium gear and expert advice, Snow+Rock have got you covered. Dedicated to skiers, mountaineers, climbers, hikers, and thrill seekers who demand only the best, they’re driven by performance and committed to perfecting every detail of your outdoor setup. With their specialist knowledge and world-leading brands, no adventure is beyond your reach. So, make the right choice with people who love the outdoors as much as you.

  • Runners Need

    For over four decades, Runners Need has been the trusted choice for runners wanting to smash their goals.

    Their ethos is rooted in inspiration and self-improvement, built on the belief that it’s never too late to start running. Whether you’re in search of the perfect running shoes or the latest tech to boost your race performance, their experienced kit specialists are here to offer expert advice and quality kit from people who love running as much as you.

£35k raised for Mend Our Mountains

In spring 2023, every Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock and Runners Need customer had the chance to add a small donation to their shopping payments, after micro-donation charity Pennies teamed up with them. The total sum of £35,000 raised through this initiative went towards the BMC's Mend Our Mountains footpath repair project. This astounding amount raised shows an absolutely fantastic customer commitment to conserving the beautiful, British countryside.


Cotswold Outdoor raise £16,828 The Climate Project

Their 2023 Black Friday campaign saw a percentage of each sale go to the Climate Project, raising £16,828 to help transform nearly 8,000 acres of peat moorland in the Peak District and South Pennines with Moors for the Future. This group plants sphagnum, a moss with remarkable carbon-storing capabilities. The re-vegetation and conservation of peatlands reduces erosion, wildfire and flood risk, protects endangered wildlife and transforms a source of carbon into a sink - it can be the equivalent of planting 15,000 broadleaved trees annually.


Waterproof kit donations

Cotswold Outdoor believe the outdoors should be accessible to all, that's why we've donated waterproof kit to support volunteer walk leaders at the BMC and YHA Festival of Walking, promoting safe and environmentally friendly outdoor access. It's a small yet impactful step toward ensuring that everyone can enjoy the outdoors and help care for this fragile environment regardless of their background or circumstances.


BMC members get 15% off at all Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock and Runners Need

The discount code can be found on the back of any BMC member card. Every time a BMC member shops with them and receives a discount, either in-store or online, a percentage of the purchase goes towards the BMC's environmental campaigns to protect the landscapes we love.