There are a million and one reasons to explore the great outdoors of Britain, but if you’re looking for a truly thrilling incentive, how about the prospect of finding fossils and dinosaur bones dating back some 125 million years?
Unless you live near a fossil site, you might not even be aware of the important role that the UK plays in the realm of paleoethology, the branch of science concerned with fossilised animals and plants. But just across the Solent from GO Outdoors Southampton, there is a place dubbed ‘Dinosaur Island’ – also known as the Isle of Wight.
10 Christmas Gifts for Walkers
Christmas is the time for giving, and there’s no greater gift than the gift of adventure. If there’s an avid walker/hiker in your life and you’re struggling with some gift ideas this Christmas-time, we’re here to help. We’ve pulled together 10 suggestions to help focus your search.
Vote for the very best of the outdoors in the GO Outdoors Awards
As the year draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate the very best of 2018. At this time of year, the GO Outdoors End of Year Awards launches in search of the very best outdoor brand, outdoor bloggers, products and more.
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Black Friday has already begun at GO Outdoors
Remember, Remember that fantastic offers always come in November. There is no better time to start or even finish your Christmas shopping than the second half of November.
If you’re looking to give the gift of adventure this Christmas, or refresh your winter wardrobe, or just treat yourself after a year of hard work – There’s something in the GO Outdoors Black Friday offers for everyone.
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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, fear of the undead is a very real thing.
So it got us thinking – what would you do 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 impending apocalyptic 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.
Wild Bikes always shine
A new cycling brand has landed exclusively at GO Outdoors in 2018. Wild Bikes offer confidence-building lightweight children’s bikes. Created for adventure, this range of bikes is your child’s next step from a balance bike and onward through their cycling development. The thoughtful components on each all come together to create an easy to ride bike, without going through the stabiliser phase.
Take a walk through myths, legends and stories
Britain is steeped in history, and with history also comes a few tall tales, myths and folklore. To celebrate the very real (and the not so real), we have decided to take a look at some of the locations around the UK that you can visit and learn of some wonderful stories to accompany the scenery. Read more
Turn those square eyed TV monsters into wide-eyed wandering explorers
The weather is getting colder, the hours of daylight are getting shorter but these aren’t reasons to stay indoors this half term. Spending family time outdoors when young can kickstart a lifelong love for adventure. It’s easier in summer, so here are a few tips for the autumn months to try.
A love letter to an outdoor institution. Celebrating 10 years of the Rab Microlight and introducing the new generation of Microlight.
Always one of the most popular down jackets of the season, the Microlight Alpine has stood the test of time as an accessible figurehead in the Rab range. 2018 sees the microlight alpine 10th anniversary and to celebrate, Rab has perfected the old and introduced something brand new.
Camping in Wales – 5 Welsh campsites to try
Walking, climbing, coasteering, surfing, zip-lining and more; Wales offers a wealth of opportunities for those who want to go outdoors. It’s the go-to location for adventure in the UK and a camping holiday is the best way to make the most of its epic scenery. We’ve asked Amy Woodland from coolcamping.com to suggest a few of her favourite sites…
Wales has three national parks, 750 miles of coastline and more than its fair share of mountains, forests and farmland. You can climb Snowdon, walk the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, hike in the Brecon Beacons or simply relax on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. It’s a paradise for lovers of the great outdoors and a perfect place to go camping. Here are five of the top spots to pitch a tent, as approved by the experts at Cool Camping…
New seasons bring new kit, and excitingly – new brands!
We’re delighted to be welcoming outdoor footwear brand LOWA to select GO Outdoors stores and GOoutdoors.co.uk this season, and we think you’re going to love the boots and shoes that they produce. With over 90 years of experience in their field, LOWA comes with a fantastic reputation for style, comfort and quality. Let’s take a closer look at the brand and the range.
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, it looks like you never even did it seconds later – hear us out. We’ve got plenty of reasons why you should embrace the autumn:
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Looking for an unforgettable camping holiday? We ask Cool Camping expert Amy Woodland for her recommendations of the most unique places to go camping in the UK.
Pitching a tent, cooking al fresco and sleeping under canvas can be an adventure wherever you decide to go. But throw in a campsite in a truly extraordinary location and you’ll have the makings of a holiday quite unlike anything else – even if you do spend the entire day at the campsite! We’ve asked the experts at coolcamping.com to reveal some of their favourite quirky campsites in the UK, each offering something so special you simply won’t find it anywhere else. The only difficulty? Deciding which to visit first…
We have a chat with Dogs Trust about the great work they do in helping dogs
You may have noticed, but we’re big fans of dogs here at GO Outdoors. They’re the ultimate faithful adventure companion. Unfortunately not every dog gets the love they deserve, and so in 2018 we teamed up with Dogs Trust to enable our customers to leave a small donation in stores to help with the fantastic work that they do.
Where do your donations go? We sat down for a chat with Dogs Trust to find out more about the charity.
There’s not a single place in Britain that’s more than 70 miles from the sea and when it comes to camping holidays it’s tough to top a visit to the coast. To help you pitch within a flip-flop’s throw of the beach, we’ve asked Cool Camping’s Amy Woodland for her latest recommendations…
Sand, sea, sky and the sound of crashing waves… there’s no place quite like the coast. Choose a campsite near the beach and you’ll never be short of things to do: You can surf, swim or build sandcastles, enjoy cliff-top walks or poking around in rockpools. And, after a long day exploring our craggy coastline, what could be better than returning to a campsite right beside the shore? There are plenty of campsites around the UK’s long and varied coastline but only the best get the thumbs-up from coolcamping.com – we’ve asked resident writer Amy Woodland for her latest recommendations…
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10 of the Best Derbyshire & Peak District Walks
From short strolls in the countryside to long distance walks and even hill climbs, you’ll find a multitude of walks for all abilities through the picturesque Peak District and the rolling hills in and around the county of Derbyshire including the stunning Pennine Way and Ladybower.
The Peak District is one of the UK’s most widely visited National Parks with many visiting the area for walking holidays. These walks are clearly signposted and widely regarded as the best anywhere in the UK, enable new and experienced walkers to get out and about to see the countless attractions and experience some of the best and most widely-trodden Peak District walking routes.
In the latest GO Outdoors guide we’ve compiled what we believe to be 10 of the very best Derbyshire and Peak District walks for you to research, plan and experience for yourself with something for all ages and abilities included.
Whether you’re searching for a campsite near the surf, a family-friendly spot on a farm or a scenic cliff-top getaway, you’re bound to find a campsite to suit in Cornwall. To help you find the cream of the Cornish crop, we’ve asked Amy Woodland from coolcamping.com for her favourite places to pitch…
The feeling of sand between the toes, the smell of freshly caught crabs on the quay, the sound of seagulls above a harbour town and the taste of clotted cream ice-cream… holidays in Cornwall are the ultimate release from normal life. And there’s no better way to experience this incredible corner of England than on a camping holiday. Whether you want to pitch up in the Cornish countryside or camp slap bang on the coast, pitching a tent really gets your out there and puts you in amongst the scenery. Not only that, but it’s great value and great fun too. The experts at Cool Camping have spent years seeking out the best campsites in the country. Here are just five of their favourites in Cornwall…
If you’re always on the look-out for a new place to pitch your tent, how about trying one of these pop-up campsites open during the school holidays only? Picked out by Amy Woodland from coolcamping.com, each of these campsites opens for less than a month each year, ensuring a brief but brilliant camping existence…
Flowers aren’t the only things that pop up and lend a bit of colour to the countryside in summer. The good weather and school holidays also see temporary, tent-only campsites spring to life across the country. Whether you fancy camping in the New Forest National Park, among the remote dunes of a Northumberland beach or in a rural area of outstanding natural beauty, these 28-day-long campsites are a great way to visit places that are usually out of bounds. The experts at coolcamping.com have been keeping an eye out for new arrivals and have put together this little collection of some of the best sites popping up this year…
Camping holidays could have been invented for dogs and their owners. The fresh air and long walks make for waggy tails and big smiles all round. Amy Woodland from coolcamping.com picks out five of the best dog-friendly campsites…
Looking for a pet-friendly place to go on holiday can be a tiresome task for dog owners. You think you’ve found the ideal accommodation only to come across the dreaded words: “Sorry – no dogs allowed” in the small print. We know how frustrating it can be, so we’ve asked the experts at coolcamping.com to put together a ‘ruff’ guide to some of the best places to go camping with a dog in the UK. Here’s what they’ve come up with…
Festival tips for novice campers
Festival season is well underway, and for many, it’s their only experience of camping during the year. So if you’re a total novice camper, then it’s always good to arrive armed with plenty of tips to get the most out of your experience. We’ve pulled together 9 festival hacks that will help make your stay more enjoyable, and they couldn’t be simpler.