Monty Halls, well known explorer and BBC presenter of ‘Monty Halls' Great Escape’ and ‘Monty Halls' Great Hebridean Escape’ is passionate about encouraging the British public to make the most out of the outdoors. Here are Monty’s top ten tips for those looking to get the most of the outdoor life: 1. Anyone can enjoy the Great British Outdoors. No need to be the fittest or the strongest. It is for everyone and one of the best ways to keep healthy and active whatever your age. 2. Have the right kit and be prepared for all types of weather 3. ‘These boots are made for walking’ – ensure you buy a pair of boots that are comfortable. Wear them in, well in advance. Blisters are no fun! 4. Know the basics – enhance your time in the great outdoors by doing a little prep. Learn to read a map and use a compass. It really is easy to do. 5. The more you know about the area you are going to visit, the more enjoyable it will be. If you have children, involve them in the planning, learning about the area, interesting sites, wildlife and local folklore. There is so much easy to access information available via the internet. 6. Let someone know where you are and your planned itinerary. Pass on your mobile number. 7. Don’t rush. Take everything in – the sights, sounds, scenery, people, and atmosphere. Remember you are away from work so relax and enjoy. 8. Find a good British pub to unwind in; no trip in the UK countryside is complete without a pint of real ale – after all there are over 50,000 pubs to choose from in the UK (source: British Beer and Pub Association) 9. Don’t be afraid to take the first step. Once you experience what the great British outdoors has to offer, you will be hooked! 10. Whether you are already one of the millions of people in the UK who regularly experience what the great outdoors has to offer or are considering for the first time venturing into a whole, new exciting world, visit The Outdoor Leisure Show.