Love the outdoors? Want to be an entrepreneur? Why not combine the two and have an outside business that you can love and live from? You have probably already been thinking about doing this but not sure what type of business to start, so to give you a helping hand here are

12 Outdoor Business Ideas

12 outdoor business ideas


Gardening Service

Gardening services are popular in the UK and you don’t need to go far to find a gardener in your area. Now whilst this may seem a saturated market, there will always be a demand for this type of business, plus if you get your marketing right, you have a good chance of standing out amongst your competition

Dog Training/Walking

Whilst it might not have been your first thought as an outdoor business, the option to walk dogs or train them (if you have the know-how) then this is a worthwhile opportunity to explore. People love their dogs, but not always available during the day to give them the training or exercise they need due to work commitments, etc, so having a reliable service that you can provide will often be a long term option.

Outdoor Fitness Camps

There’s been a number of successful businesses that have started this way, with the use of outdoor space and some exercise equipment, you can gather a small crowd of people together for fee and use your fitness knowledge and expertise to help them get into shape.

Bicycle Repair Shop

There are many bicycle enthusiasts in the UK, and although a lot of people enjoy a bit of DIY, it’s not always the best solution. If you know your way around a bike, then this option could be a rewarding option for you. From bike builds to bike servicing.


Bushcraft Supplies

Wild campers, adventurers, and explorers all like to enhance their bushcraft skills to help them whilst they’re out and about on one of their adventures. However, in most situations a useful bushcraft tool is required as well. If you have the knowledge or what type of tools, equipment, or clothing you may require, plus can access the suppliers for said products, then you could open a bushcraft store, whether that is online or a physical shop, this option can be very rewarding.

Canoe and Kayak Business

Do you have a love for the water? Have you got experience with canoes and/or kayaks? Then why not open a business to match? This could range from just selling the equipment required for people to get involved in this activity, or if you have access to some open water, then you could even teach people.

Golf Instructor

Golf is such a popular sport and lots of people want to take this sport seriously, there are even fitness coaches now dedicated to improving your physical fitness specifically to improve your golf game. If you’re already top of your game and want help others to reach their full potential as well, then as a golf instructor you can help others whilst still enjoying the game you love.

Outdoor Photographer

What’s better than getting outdoors and taking a few snaps of nature? Well if you love doing this and have acquired the skills to make your pictures pop, then you can get paid to take pictures whilst out exploring. You could even land yourself some pretty big gigs and go onto feature in top magazines if you’re good enough.


Flower Selling

If you enjoy tending to your garden or have a good size plot of land or allotment, you could grow an array of flowers to sell. Most people love to see the splash of colour in their gardens, but a majority of these people are not prepared to grow the flowers from seed, they would rather buy them ready to plant so they can enjoy them straight away. Well if you enjoy the growing aspect of this activity then you could grow the flowers ready for people to buy and plant.


If you own a fair bit of land that you don’t particularly use, then why not rent it out as a campsite. This could range from a small patch of land just for tents, or if you have enough land you could even open it up for caravans as well. If your land also has the added benefit of being nearby to some woodland or activity area such as rock climbing, then you could see a flock or campers ready to hand over their cash to spend the night.


Again, if you have a bit of land that you don’t mind using up, especially an area that has cool features or woodland, then a paintballing business could be perfect. These are great for stag do’s, corporate events, or just a bunch of mates having some downtime at the weekend. Invest in some paintball guns and equipment and both the paintballs and your profits will fly high.

Air BnB

This is a popular and growing choice for those who own property and looking to rent out. If you also have the added benefit of owning a property in an area that is sought after by adventurers, then this could be a winning combination. Hikers in the Lake District will look out for suitable accommodation and Air BnB’s are proving to be a popular choice. Work hard by keeping it clean and tidy with modern features, and add some extra touches like some freshly baked homemade bread, then you could see yourself fully booked all year round.