How to best spend a day in 11 of Europe’s National Parks

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How to spend a day in 11 of Europe’s National Parks 

We’re quite lucky here in the UK to have 15 National Parks in relative short travelling distance, but maybe you’re looking for something a bit more? Perhaps an outdoor holiday somewhere new is still sat there unchecked on your bucket list? In this blog we take a look at 11 stunning National Parks across Europe, and how to spend a fantastic day in each one.

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The best of Black Friday deals 2016 – GO Outdoors

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The best time to grab your Christmas presents or a treat for yourself is here 

Black Friday is here again, and while we’d always encourage you to climb mountains and not shelving, there are some fantastic bargains to be had , and lets face it – the more Christmas gifts you buy now, the less time you have to spend shopping in December.

We’ve hand picked some of our favourite Black Friday deals to share with you, but please remember that all Black Friday deals are strictly while stocks last.

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10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Walkers

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10 Christmas Gifts for Walkers

We’ve all been there, struggling to find something for that awkward family member for Christmas. We are here to help, over the next few blogs we’ll be going over a list of items that we think will be perfect for that certain outdoor lover in your life.

Perfect gifts for walkers:

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10 Things to Check When Buying Walking Boots

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If you’ve ever had walking boots that rub, this list is for you 

There is so much choice in walking boots these days, it can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. In this article we’ll take you through a list of 10 things to check when shopping for your new pair of boots. As getting the correct fit and style of boot for you activity can be the difference between a comfortable day out, and sore feet.

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25 Reasons to Fall for Autumn

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Autumn is our favourite season, and here’s why 

Autumn is arguably our favourite time of year. Now before you start telling us about the cold and the rain and the fact that after clearing your garden of leaves, within seconds it looks like you never even did it – hear us out. We’ve got plenty of reasons why you should embrace the autumn

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Zombie Survival Kit List

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Why GO Outdoors is your one-stop zombie survival shop 

Whether you’re a fan of Halloween, horror movies or The Walking Dead, there is a big obsession with zombies in the world today. The obsession stretches so far that the Pentagon actually has a zombie survival plan, so fear of the undead is a very real thing. So it got us thinking – what would you if we really were subject to a zombie apocalypse? Simple answer: Get to GO Outdoors. Now I know what you’re thinking: ‘Even in times of apocalyptic impending doom these guys are STILL trying to get me in store?’, but hear us out and we think you’ll agree with our thought process.

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10 Views You Won’t Believe are from Hostels

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10 Views you won’t believe are from YHA Hostels 

At YHA we’ve always believed in helping people to get out and explore by offering great value accommodation across England and Wales. We’re positioned in some amazing locations for you to take advantage of, so, why not have a look at some of the most beautiful views to discover at YHAs? They might just help provide that crucial inspiration for your next adventure!

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Map Reading Basics with Ordnance Survey

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Celebrate #NationalMapReadingWeek With These Map Reading Basics

Map reading is a timeless outdoor skill that can save your life. Over the years it feels like less people are learning to read maps with it often being that case that we lean more toward GPS systems. We always recommend to have a map & compass in your rucksack when out on a walk, it will always be there when the battery on your tech dies. Int his post we’ve featured some fantastic videos from Ordnance Survey which teach you some map reading basics.

So whether you want to hone your skills, or learn something completely new – these videos should be able to give you some advice.

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Infographic: Which Insulated Jacket is Right for you?

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There’s nothing cosier than an insulated jacket – but not all insulation is equal 

Insulated jackets are hugely popular in colder months, but it’s easier to make some quite common mistakes when purchasing. For example did you know you probably shouldn’t wear an untreated down jacket in the rain? That a synthetic insulated jacket might need to be heavier to be as warm as down? It’s important to research before you buy and make sure you pick up the item that is right for you.

In this infographic we compare some common factors that might effect which type of jacket you buy.

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#GOthereUK Winner Announced

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Winning photo announced

This year we challenged you all to take in some of, all of or at least one of our 100 places around the UK to visit through the summer. You responded in your hundreds and so many of you managed to go to more than one place, it was fantastic to see. So lets’s get to the winner of the £500 in vouchers..

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