50 fantastic days out in the first of the UK’s National Parks
Are you the kind of person who’s always up for an adventure? Do you love spending time in the great outdoors? Do you feel at home in the countryside? If the answer to all of the above is yes then we’ve got just the challenge for you – why not make the Peak District your next foray into the wild and experience the delights this beautiful countryside has to offer.
Posted in Camping, Climbing, Cycling, GO Outdoors, Horse Riding, National Parks, Running, Travel, Walking
Tagged 50 reasons to visit peak district, national parks, peak district, peak district activities, things to do peak district
Camping frustration lowers by up to 40%
New research shows that tensions among family campers are finally being eased, due to the innovation of inflatable tents. The ability to pitch in minutes is said to be giving couples less time to argue about the instructions, and more time to relax.
Our pick of the best outdoor docs currently on Netflix UK
I know, I know it seems strange that we would recommend that you stay indoors, it even goes against our name, but some nights or weekends you simply want to sit back and relax with some TV. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite outdoor documentaries that are currently (time of writing) on the popular on-demand service, Netflix.
Posted in Climbing, Cycling, Fishing, Outdoor Clothing, Skiing, Travel, Walking
Tagged best on netflix, netflix top 10, outdoor documentaries, top documentaries on netflix, travel documentaries
Join the two-wheels revolution
Cycling has boomed in the UK since the Olympics in 2012 and the Tour de France in 2014. More and more we customers approaching us about what you really need to get started with cycling, whether that be as a hobby or as a cheaper commuting alternative.
We’ve compiled a list featuring some of the basics to consider.
Garmin release a watch to keep up with your active lifestyle.
Wearable technology is on the rise, with most smartphone companies now developing ‘smart watches’ once reserved for the likes of James Bond.
Garmin’s Fenix 3 is one of the most comprehensive pieces of outdoor kit we’ve seen. A combination of cutting edge GPS navigation, fitness training features for a multitude of hobbies and a stylish time piece, this really is THE gadget for the outdoor enthusiast.
Posted in Climbing, Cycling, Running, Walking
Tagged altimeter, fenix 3, garmin, garmin fenix, garmin gps, gps watch, heart rate monitor, wearable tech
Love it or hate it, we may be in for some snow
Brrr… it’s chilly out there! A lot of us received a smattering of snow over Christmas, now temperatures are dropping, and the Met Office is predicting more of the white stuff is on its way. Great news for avid snowmen builders and sledging fanatics – but it’s also worth taking a few extra precautions to keep safe (and warm!) this winter.
Do you have what it takes to conquer these events?
From fighting your way through a mud-fest of an obstacle course to completing labours of Hercules, it’s fair to say that there is plenty of scope for getting involved in endurance events across the UK. We’ve taken a look at the forecast of events for 2015 and we’re pleased to announce that there’s going to be some absolute crackers this year. So much so that it was a tough job narrowing them down – here are our top 30 endurance events for 2015. Read more
Second Golden Pebble Found at Ferry Meadows
LOCAL schools were the big winners in the GO for Gold Treasure Hunt at Ferry Meadows Country Park.
The second golden pebble was claimed this weekend by dedicated treasure hunter Steve Mabbutt for Orton Wistow Primary School.
NEW CLUES LAUNCHED FOR REMAINING PEBBLES!
New Peterborough treasure hunt clues inside:
Golden Pebble Worth £500 Still Missing
PEBBLES worth £1,050 are still hiding in Ferry Meadows Country Park after the GO for Gold Treasure Hunt weekend finished with 11 stones still to be found.