The Outdoor store:
The Outdoor Store was established in the late 1980's by the family, spurred on by the late Derek Wilkie, who realised that there was a corner of the market that we had not targeted yet! Over a glass/bottle of wine or two, Derek and his best buddy, Trevor, came up with the name The Green Welly Shop. That is how it all started. Green wellies (Hunter, Aigle, Le Chameau, Joules and Hogg's) Barbour jackets, socks and hats. The rest is, as they say, History.
The name caught on, and over the years, we have expanded as much as we possibly could. The name did, however cause us difficulties. The catchy name caught on, and our customers called us 'The Green Welly'. Actually, we were aware that some customers didn't even know the name of the village, they only knew the name of the business being so easy to remember, so we gave up fighting it, and rebranded the whole business 'The Green Welly Stop' as it is known today. At this point we re-named this shop The Outdoor Store.
Since then, the Outdoor Store has moved house and been shifted into the main building. We needed more space than the old shop, this became the Snack Stop Cafe.
We would like to think that we provide for everyone, from the walking enthusiast to the humble stroller (that would best describe my level of walking skills). Our stock has become over the years quite diverse! What started off as Barbour Jackets and Wellies, expanded to blister kits, waterproof socks (yes, really, waterproof socks!) Gore-Tex ©, hats, gloves, socks, Swiss army knives, sleeping bags - to mention just a few of our lines!
Outdoor footwear for the keen rambler to the professional stalker is provided, with brand names such as: Meindl, Brasher, Le Chameau and Merrell. Green wellies... and sometimes pink and red ones too!
As well as everything for the outdoors we also sell 'Life Style' brands: - Weird Fish, Animal, Lazy Jack and Joules which are very popular brands with our customers. We also stock a large range of 'country wear' clothing, brands from Aigle and Seeland.
We have a fantastic range of socks and insoles to suit those who want comfy feet on their walk. There is nothing worse than sare feet, so come on in a see us for ideas on how to improve your comfort.
Remember, to quote Billy Connolly:
The West Highland Way is notorious for blisters and sore feet, and we came across this quote from a group of walkers
"I don't suppose you sell Morphine, do you?"
Not able to oblige with the Morphine, we sorted them out with Smartwool socks, Compeed, Leki walking poles and a pair of Teva sandals. We had officially saved their lives, with no amputation required!