As well as making my own content on YouTube, I also watch a lot too. Here I compile a list of my favourite UK based outdoors YouTube channels:
WalkWithWallace: To kick off the list, I’ll start with my own channel: I offer light-hearted inspiring films on wild camping, bothy trips, day hikes and some wildlife content too.
Head for the hills: aka Hermit Hill doesn’t just talk the talk, but he walks the walk. He’s been all over Scotland following all the trails. His Scottish National Trails playlist is my probably my favourite.
Gareth and Zoe wildcamps: Possibly the slickest and well produced films I’ve seen. In fact almost like a TV show. Gareth and Zoe have great chemistry together and this shows in their films:
Scotland’s Mountains (Steaming Boots): I got a lot of my early filming inspiration from watching Murray’s films. Scotland’s Mountains is likely one of best known outdoors channels on YouTube and you can expect excellent footage, particularly from his drone.
JagerScot: I’ve enjoyed watching JagerScot and his Alsatian (Jager) hike and camp around Scotland. Plenty excellent drone footage too, backed with some stirring Scottish music.
On The Adventure Trails – Scotland: David Mair delivers excellent varied outdoor content from snow capped summits to pack rafting in the Cairngorms. David and Mrs OTAT bring some of the slickest footage available.
Scots Wildcamper: “Scots Wildcamper, the wild camping channel for the great outdoors”. Eddie recently celebrated his 100th wild camp and travels around Scotland filming his adventures:
Miles from anywhere: Dave can usually be found in the Cheviots and beyond. Takes some fantastic night photography too:
Alex Roddie: Alex is more well better known for his writing, however his own YouTube channel is beginning to shape up nicely:
Benvironment: Ben Dolphin the countryside ranger, Ben’s genuine enthusiasm and passion for the great outdoors shines through and is contagious. From bugs to eagles, he leaves nothing uncovered in the natural world.
Scottish Wanderer: Stuart’s passion is bushcraft , wild camping and cooking outdoors. Loves a camping pot and Spam (the tinned variety).
Cam Hikes: A relatively new channel, follow Camille, originally from the French Pyrenees on her long distance Scottish hikes:
Snowy Matrix: Another long distance hiker, he’s currently posting films of his Cape Wrath Trial hike.
Behold Scotland: Another new channel worth checking out, confident behind the camera and documents his trips around Scotland brilliantly:
Crafty Veggie: I stumbled across Crafty Veggie quite recently and I enjoy his content. Mostly wild camping and bushcraft.
Hounds of Howgate: Not long finished Hounds’ Cape Wrath Trail playlist and John delivers his long distance hiking vlogs brilliantly, funny and informative:
Paul Messner: I discovered Paul’s channel quite recently and enjoy his content. Loads of wild camping and gear reviews:
Dan Bell: Dan will be most likely be forever known for his waterslide film. Dan injects a lot of fun and energy into his films:
Olly Outdoors: Another reletively new channel, follow Olly’s adventures from around the south of England and beyond:
Alan METALMAN: Alan’s enthuiasium for the great outdoors and heavy metal is clear to see in his films.
The Munros: A Personal Voyage: A unique channel that offers the viewer a documentary style film of the Munros.
Hopefully that’ll keep you busy for now. I do update this list, but if there’s any I’ve missed, please do drop them in the comments box below.