AN avid explorer has been selected to take part in a new project to help make the nation appreciate the outdoors.

Matthew Kettlewell, from Askrigg, is one of 60 people across Great Britain selected as an Ordnance Survey GetOutside champion for his ability to communicate his love for being outside.

They were crowned at an event in the New Forest where they were joined by TV presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle and endurance adventurer Sean Conway.