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.
Free Fishing this National Fishing Month
The football World Cup may be over, but another great sporting event is here. National Fishing Month (NFM) 2018 – the highlight of the fishing year – runs from 27th July and gives everyone the chance to give angling a try under the guidance of specially-trained experts. And everything is free!
Welcome to YHA’s sensational summer guide.
With incredible countryside, awe-inspiring views and amazing cityscapes, England and Wales have something for all. Discover the best of these two magnificent countries with YHA as you experience an incredibly varied network of hostels amidst some truly beautiful and accessible locations.
The Best Dog-Friendly Walks in the UK
UK residents love their dogs and we’re truly blessed with some incredible locations to take them on walks. With rugged coastline, picturesque countryside and 15 spectacular National Parks to explore it’s no wonder that people are ditching their overseas holidays and opting for dog-friendly holidays in the UK instead.
Hold Me, Grill Me, Eat Me, Thrill Me
With barbecue restaurants popping up all over the UK and anybody that can, offering a pulled pork sandwich – we all need to step up our personal barbecue standards. Burgers and sausages are fine, they’re the corner stone of every great barbecue, but what can you do to really rule the grill? We’ve pulled together a few tips on how to become a barbecue master.
How to remedy some common tent issues and tell if your tent is damaged or not
A tent can be a big investment for a family, and if you’re an absolute beginner to camping, it’s common to worry about the health of your tent, but here are some common ‘issues’ that can be easily rectified/prevented, or may not be issues at all. Here’s how to tell whether your tent is damaged beyond repair or not.
Delicious Vegetarian Recipes Ideal for Outdoor Cooking
Vegetarian and Vegan diets are on the rise here in the UK, and with so many delicious food options available, it’s easy to understand why. We’ve teamed up with a selection of foodies and outdoor bloggers to come up with a set of recipes that can be simple enough to cook while camping, but tasty enough that you’d probably eat them at home too. With a bit of prep beforehand, these meals can be thrown together on the campsite and enjoyed by even the most avid meat-eater.
Five reasons why you should head to the forest this summer
Each season in the forest has something special to offer. The forest is alive in the summer! Our friends at Forest Holidays have gathered a few reasons why – and especially for GO Outdoors customers, you can even have a 5% discount on breaks this summer.
Enjoy a scenic hiking holiday this spring and get 15% off YHA stays
Want to experience the Great British countryside at its most beautiful? Pack your rucksack, tug on your hiking boots and tackle the unspoilt wilderness by foot. From picture-postcard villages, to dramatic sea-torn cliffs, here are five great National Trails just waiting for your footprints and camera snaps. Even better, most of these breath-taking long-distance walks are near to a YHA hostel so you can enjoy a well-deserved rest in friendly surroundings after your trek.
Explore the week, not just the weekend
Lighter evenings are an ideal time to get your daily dose of vitamin D by pledging to give yourself an hour or so outside after work. We’ve pulled together a list of ideas for you to enjoy the light evenings, and a few reasons why spending more time outside after work might be a good idea.