June: The Great Outdoors Month


Written by: Jodie Lindop

“If we are to benefit from the use of our natural resources, we must be willing to act to preserve them.” – Perk Perkins, Chief Executive Officer of The Orvis Company.

At Orvis, we live and breathe the outdoors, an appetite for adventure runs in our veins. That’s why for every pound you spend Orvis, we donate 5% of our pre-tax profits to protecting nature and our natural environment, as well as supporting the communities in which we operate, and where our associates live.

In celebration of the Great Outdoors Month, we asked our associates to share their favourite places to visit to seek comfort, relaxation and adventure in the great outdoors. Here’s what they had to say.


“I have been very fortunate and fly fishing has taken me to many destinations across the globe… but I still love the peace and serenity of lakes, especially so at dawn and dusk. Whether casting to buzzer feeding trout with a fly rod, or waiting for a monster carp to creep up on my bait, it’s the sense of calm and visceral beauty of the ever changing light on the water that is so special to me.”

– Richard Banbury, European Export Director.


“Having lived a life on planes, my happy place is actually somewhere in the UK that I take my time to drive to thus avoiding T5 completely! The north coast of Cornwall is somewhere I retreat to annually. Being by the sea, anywhere in the world, is my soul-food but I especially love the Cornish winter months (I tend to avoid summer months), when the coast is at its wildest and the sea is untamed, rough and full of ferocious white-horses. I love the beach-walking and wrapping up warm to brace the elements and that feeling of a tingly face when returning to the warmth of an open fire and a cocktail or two! For me, Cornwall is a life-giving destination and I always return home feeling cleansed, refreshed and invigorated.”

– Tanya Thorne, UK Marketing Director.


“Hayling Island is one of my favourite places to go when I need a little break from the ‘real world.’ Myself and my partner regularly jet off for long weekends in his nan’s static caravan, which sits on it’s own little plot of land, just a few paces away from the sea. It’s a perfect place to relax and unwind, visit the beach and munch on the tastiest fish and chips ever!”

– Jodie Lindop, Digital Marketing Executive.


“If you can’t go fishing, riverside walks are the perfect way to lift the soul. The Itchen Way offers great accessibility to some of nature’s rarest and most splendid environments. It’s all lost on the dog mind you!”

– James Doyle, Field Sports Manager.


“Salisbury Plain is not only my home, but also my happy place. The Plain is full of extremes – wonderful views, big weather, great walking, history at your fingertips. There really is something for everyone, but most of all for me is the wonderful sunsets we are treated to.”

– Jane Martin, PA to Managing Director.


“We love going to Llangennith Beach on the Gower peninsular. It’s dog friendly all year round, lovely views, you can sit on the sand or in the dunes and there’s a dog friendly pub in the village.”

– Richard Cheshire, Financial Controller.


“Woolacombe, North Devon – One of my favourite places on Earth and definitely a home away from home. It’s a beautiful area of the South West which I love regardless of whether I’m walking and taking in the scenery, heading into the waves to surf or merely relaxing with a drink and watching the world turn.”

– Kirsten Morris, UK Web Merchant.


“Sunset view from the coastal path between Langland and Caswell bays. This is my perfect place to unwind and I love going for a walk there with an ice cream, listening to the waves crash in to the rocks below and watching a superb Welsh sunset.”

Edward Sweby – Ecommerce Assistant.

That’s our favourite places. Now over to you. Where’s your ‘happy place’ in the Great Outdoors? Leave a comment below or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tag @orvisuk and use the hashtag #orvisuk

About Jodie: Jodie starting working for Orvis UK in August 2016. As Digital Marketing Executive, she has the opportunity to be involved with a wide range of opportunities in the business. Her main responsibilities include managing the Orvis UK social media channels and blog, as well as providing support to the wider Marketing team. She has previously worked in a number of creative roles and has enjoyed writing from a young age, so is a regular contributor to the Orvis UK blog.

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