Definition of outdoor pursuit in English:

outdoor pursuit


  • An open-air sporting or leisure activity, such as orienteering, mountaineering, or canoeing.

    ‘the interior of the island provides great opportunities for outdoor pursuits’
    • ‘A number of schools use the centre's outdoor pursuits facilities, which include orienteering, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, archery and canoeing.’
    • ‘‘She ran after-school clubs and got the children involved in outdoor pursuits, football and gymnastics,’ he said.’
    • ‘There are also specialist coaching camps in sports as diverse as mountain biking, athletics, golf, swimming and outdoor pursuits.’
    • ‘It is a haven for fishing enthusiasts but apart from fishing the location is ideal for other outdoor pursuits with the local golf club close by and Mount Juliet just 12 miles away.’
    • ‘His background in mountain climbing, skiing, mountain rescue and other outdoor pursuits qualified him as one of the most skilled of all the New Zealand field leaders.’
    • ‘Recent evidence supports the view that, in regard to leisure activities, Australian adolescents are primarily interested in sports and outdoor pursuits.’
    • ‘They meet on a weekly basis to take part in activities such as indoor games, outdoor pursuits, cookery, table quizzes and team building exercises.’
    • ‘Some English watersports enthusiasts have already decided to head north to continue their outdoor pursuit.’
    • ‘Then there's tennis or fishing in the grounds, and the hotel can arrange outdoor pursuits including golf, horse riding and shooting.’
    • ‘I mentioned hiking as a fun outdoor pursuit last week, but there are tons more things you can do than just hike.’
    • ‘The myopic child can be introverted, studious, and solitary, with no interest in ball games or outdoor pursuits.’
    • ‘For the more active there is an adjacent 18-hole golf course and other outdoor pursuits such as archery and clay pigeon shooting are possible in the grounds.’
    • ‘Her hobbies took in outdoor pursuits including skiing, and she was an accomplished watercolorist.’
    • ‘The special activities programme will involve trips by staff and residents to take part in activities such as sport, camping and other outdoor pursuits.’
    • ‘I played cricket and football but dad had me doing all sorts of strange outdoor pursuits too.’
    • ‘On the trip 60 youngsters, who have made a difference in their community, take part in a week of outdoor pursuits and water sports.’
    • ‘Compared to some outdoor pursuits like surfing and tennis, golf is a somewhat newer leisure time activity.’
    • ‘Waterford seaside village is set to become the country's Mecca for outdoor pursuit holidays thanks to a proposed adventure park, hotel and leisure complex that will create 100 jobs.’
    • ‘His preparation was single-minded as he gave up smoking, broke up with his girlfriend, forsook his favourite outdoor pursuit, mountain-climbing, and spent extra weeks in Australia acclimatising.’
    • ‘There are clothes for warm weather, sports, outdoor pursuits and all that sort of thing.’