Get Dr Martens boots from Dumfries' No.1 Outdoor Shop
Outdoor Spirit is the online shop for Patties of Dumfries, the renowned supplier of gear for walking and hill-walking, camping gear, skiing gear, fishing tackle and hunting. The traditional outdoor shop is a landmark in Dumfries and is a necessity in an area spoilt for outdoor opportunities.
The south-westerly winds bring a fair amount of rain to Dumfries and Galloway so proper waterproofs and hiking boots are a must when setting out to trek up the hills in the region. Criffel hill near Dumfries is famously wet and marshy, even on the driest of days so waterproof trousers are a major consideration.
The popularity of mountain biking in the area is augmented by the presence of way points of the 7 stanes: Ae Forest, Dalbeattie Forest and Mabie Forest are only a few miles from Dumfries and are criss-crossed with mountain bike trails as well as paths of varying difficulty for walkers. Getting the right kit such as water bottles, compasses and rucksacks can make the adventures more comfortable and help you feel more confident and prepared for the "Four Seasons In One Day" Scottish weather experience.
Patties of Dumfries stocks the full range of camping equipment: tents, bedrolls, sleeping bags, stoves, magnesium flares, insect repellent, midge repellent, waterproofs, knives, camping cutlery, ... you get the idea. Visit the shop in Queensberry Street, Dumfries, to see the full range.