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Outdoor Community Group of the Year Finalist at National Outdoor Expo Awards

In the hiking community Hiking Buddies UK has been making waves, and we're thrilled to announce that we are finalists for the National Outdoor Expo Awards in the 'Outdoor Community Group of the Year' category! This recognition is not just a testament to our passion for the outdoors but also to the incredible hiking community that has rallied behind us.

Our journey began with Marlon Miah who was tired of hiking solo and wanted to find new Buddies to go hiking with, he created a Facebook post and a small group of like-minded individuals came together with a common goal: to create a space where outdoor hiking, camping and climbing enthusiasts could connect, explore, and make a positive impact on their mental health. Little did we know that this shared vision would lead us to the prestigious National Outdoor Expo Awards.

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Marlon Miah, Founder of Hiking Buddies UK

Over the years, our Facebook community group has organized countless events, from hiking and camping trips to environmental conservation projects such as litter picking. We've witnessed friendships blossoming, skills evolving, and a collective dedication to preserving the beauty of the great outdoors. The impact of our efforts has resonated not only within our group but also throughout the broader hiking community.

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Making friends on events with Hiking Buddies UK

The news of becoming finalists in the National Outdoor Expo Awards took us by surprise and filled us with immense pride. It's a recognition of the hard work, passion, and dedication that each member of Hiking Buddies UK has invested in our shared mission. Being acknowledged on a national level is an honour that highlights the positive influence our community group has had on the hiking and outdoor landscape.

As the awards approach on March 8th, we invite you to support us by casting your vote. Your vote not only celebrates our achievements but also amplifies the voice of the outdoor hiking community. By voting for us, you contribute to the recognition of the importance of fostering a love for nature, building strong connections, and actively participating in the preservation of our natural spaces, whilst improving your mental health.

Visit to cast your vote for us as the 'Outdoor Community Group of the Year.' Every vote brings us one step closer to not only winning the award but also increasing awareness about the positive impact outdoor communities like Hiking Buddies UK can have.

Our journey from a small group of outdoor hiking enthusiasts to National Outdoor Expo Awards finalists has been an incredible adventure. We are immensely grateful for the support we've received and excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. As we await the results on March 8th, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has been a part of our journey. Together, we can continue to make a lasting impact on the outdoor hiking community and the world beyond.

As a thank you for voting please use our code AWARDS and get free tickets to attend this years National Outdoor Expo on 23rd – 24th March 2024

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