About Us

We’re thrilled to have you here. We’re just a few passionate outdoor enthusiasts who’ve been hitting the trails and pitching tents since our early years. Our frustration with some of the advice online led us to create Wilderness Redefined, a platform offering practical, real-life advice about the great outdoors.

Our Mission

We aim to help people find the information they need to confidently explore the UK’s awe-inspiring wilderness. We’re driven by the simple desire to make outdoor adventures more accessible and enjoyable for all.

How we started

James founded Wilderness Redefined during the pandemic, when he realised that years of chasing career progress had turned his previously outdoorsy life into a city bound one. Renewed with a sense of desire to reclaim his passion for the outdoors, he started rebuilding his collection of outdoor equipment.

Something struck him in this experience. Much of the advice out there was tailored towards the more serious outdoor audience – mountaineers and long distance hikers. Trying to find real, fair reviews of casual camping and hiking gear that didn’t end up with the equivalent of a recommendation for a £400 pair of elite mountaineering boots was rare.

If he, with his many years of experience hiking and camping, struggled to decipher this information, just how anxiety inducing must it be for someone wanting to try the outdoors for the first time? Speaking to friends and discovering how many newbies had been put off entirely, or blown £3,000 on a fancy air tent that will only be used once a year, confirmed this suspicion.

This is what launched the idea for Wilderness Redefined – a way for us to document our learning as we rediscover the outdoors and provide reviews built for beginner or intermediate outdoorsy people.

Our Team

James black, the founder of wilderness redefined

James Black

Founder

James has been escaping to the outdoors for as long as he can remember. This first started in family camping trips but soon turned into adventure camps and hiking through the Scottish Hebrides.

Now he has turned towards trying to make camping more comfortable and accessible.

Piers ellison, editor at wilderness redefined.

Piers Ellison

Editor

An eager explorer of the great outdoors from an early age, Piers has hiked and cycled for more than six thousand miles across North America, Europe and the United Kingdom.

These days you’ll likely find him traipsing around the South Downs National Park, riding around Colorado on his 49 year-old Schwinn “Benny the Super Hip”, or helping to encourage others out into the wilderness as well.

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Fraser Barker

Creator

From early family camping trips to recent backpacking adventures, Fraser has a range of experiences to draw from.

Using his passionate knowledge of the great outdoors, he wants to make getting out there accessible for all and sustainable for generations to come.

Content You Can Trust

We take pride in the quality and accuracy of our content. Every article is thoroughly fact-checked and reviewed regularly. We believe in showing, not just telling, so we demonstrate our advice and testing in videos and images wherever possible.

Your Feedback Matters

We value your feedback! If you ever spot a mistake or have suggestions for improvements, drop us a line at [email protected]. We’re all about learning and growing together.

Impartiality and Honesty

At Wilderness Redefined UK, we believe in absolute honesty. We don’t accept payments to alter our product reviews or ratings. Our goal is to give you unbiased, comprehensive information to make the best decisions about your outdoor equipment.

Join Our Community

We envision building a community of like-minded outdoor enthusiasts. That’s why we’ve created a discussion section on each page of our website. Feel free to share your thoughts, experiences, and questions.

Work With Us

We’re always on the lookout for people who share our love for the outdoors and have a knack for creating engaging content. If that sounds like you, email us at [email protected].