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Essential Reading

Essential Reading
9 January 2020

We’ve been putting a bit of work into our reading materials and now have a small yet definitive selection of publications that are relevant to us here at Outsiders.

In a world of fast-paced screen-scrolling and link-clicking, there’s something ever more special about flicking through the pages of a good magazine or book. Some stories deserve more than a maximum character count, and some photographs deserve to be printed. Here’s a selection of hard-copy, real-world publications that we think are well worth the time:

Weird Walk 1

Weird Walk Vol 1

What is Weird Walk? It started as friends walking and will no doubt continue as such. For us, walking is an active engagement with the British landscape and its lore.

Essays, interviews and neo-Medieval fonts make for a unique reading experience here. Dolmen hunters, black metal fans and flat-roofed pub enthusiasts alike, if you take an interest in walking, British folklore and our oddities then this uniquely quaint read is worth your while. Shop now.

Weird Walk Vol 1


Weird Walk 2

Weird Walk Vol 2

A journal of wanderings and wonderings from the British Isles. In the Venn diagram of literature on folklore, old stones, psychogeography and prog Morris, Weird Walk sits confidently centred.

A zine founded earlier this year by a gaggle of life’s ponderers from the depths of the south west, Weird Walk has been making serious movements. Touching base with varied folk through their unique approach to outdoorism in the 21st Century, it’s no wonder Vol. 1 was a sell-out. Shop Now.

Weird Walk Vol 2


Les Others Volume 9

Les Others Volume 9

Forward-thinking French magazine; Les Others is a thoughtfully compiled publication of modern outdoorism, with the highest levels of reportage and photography.

This side-by-side bilingual series continues to push the boundaries and Issue 9 is the latest fruit of their labour. Printed on recycled paper, putting the spotlight on the topic of progression, and follows a wolf’s journey. Shop Now.

Les Others Volume 9


Les Others Volume 10

Les Others Volume 10

These commonalities are explored in sophistication in Les Others’ most recent effort, which jaunts around and inside the topic of data, and its degree of involvement in our own lives and those of far-flung others; with more previously unthought figures than you can throw a stick at. Shop Now.

Les Others Volume 10


Avaunt Issue 9

Avaunt Mag

This biyearly compendium features extraordinary people and reports that go beyond the radar of the mainstream press. To be considered a catch-up on the last six months of all things leftfield and worth hearing about.

The pinnacles of photography and journalism are brought together with pieces from the remotest corners of the planet through to mind-boggling technological and scientific developments. Their latest effort features vertical farming, women’s football in the Middle East, and Trump’s Greenland desires, to name a few. Shop Now.

Avaunt Mag


Sidetracked Volume 16

Sidetracked Mag

Now on its 16th issue, Sidetracked has built a reputation for its unique perspective on adventure journalism.

With a focus on the emotion within adventure, expedition and exploration using stunning photography and in-depth prose. This issue discusses the pursuit of meaning, and the changing power of immersing oneself in a story. 

Sidetracked Mag

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