#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 17: Outdoor Outtakes

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This week’s theme in our weekly photo challenge 

We’ve had 16 weeks of some truly stunning outdoor photography, so for this week, with May Day just around the corner, we thought we’d ask for your Outdoor Outtakes. Mishaps, oops moments, when things hilariously don’t go quite the way you had hoped – share your photos using the #ScrapbookOutdoors hashtag!

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Clean Yourself Without Water!

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GO Outdoors Welcomes Pits & Bits, NEW for 2017 

Pits & Bits is a fun range of liquid soaps and shampoos that wash you effectively without additional water or rinsing. Pits and Bits is ideal for post race washing, cycling to work, camping, hiking, camping and festivals. No more muddy legs, sweaty pits or facing those awful festival showers.

So how does it work?

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What to Expect from a Tough Mudder Event

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Blood, sweat and tears: the science behind Tough Mudder 

This week we have a special guest post here on the GO Outdoors blog by Merrell Ambassador and Ultra Runner Dr. Andrew Murray on what you can expect from a Tough Mudder event, and a few tips to get the most out of your experience if you’re thinking of taking one on.

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15 Waterfalls to Visit in the UK

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Don’t listen to TLC, get out there and chase these Waterfalls 

Waterfalls in films are often depicted as romantic, exotic locations (or the inevitable end to somebody being carried down a fast flowing river), and we have some stunning waterfalls around the UK that you can visit, and some of them couldn’t be easier to reach. The best thing about waterfalls, is that they’re actually more impressive in the rain – so don’t let the great British summer hold you back.

In this article we look at some of our favourite waterfalls around the UK and offer up a walk you can tackle to find them.

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 16: Explore England

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This week’s photo challenge theme 

April 23rd marked St George’s Day, and luckily for the English, it fell on a weekend this year. For this week’s photo theme we asked you to get outdoors and ‘Explore England’, so here are a few of our favourite shots:

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 15: Outdoors at Easter

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 15 

Easter for some marks the first big Bank Holiday weekend of the year, and we thought that was something that was worth celebrating. So we challenged you to get outdoors with family, friends, or solo and show us how you were spending your ‘long weekend’. Here are some of our favourite photos submitted this week:

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60 Things To Do On Pembrokeshire Coast

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The GO Guide to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park 

As the only coastal National Park in Britain, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park offers something different for lovers of the great outdoors. In our guide, we cover off areas for walking, cycling, fishing, family days out and more.

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15 Forests & Woods to Visit in the UK

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Woodland day trips for the whole family 

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. If you go down to the wood today, you’re likely to find stories to tell, stunning trees, and winding paths to explore and enjoy. The British forests and woodland are a real thing of beauty, and they’re just waiting for your family adventures. So if you’re looking for a family day out this year, why not check out some of these?

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 14: Wild Water

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 14  

It’s been a busy week for #ScrapbookOutdoors, and one of most popular so far this year. We’ve loved seeing all your photos for our ‘Wild Water’ theme. Here we’ve picked out some of our favourites:

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 13: A Walk in the Park

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 13 

The theme for #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 13 couldn’t have been simpler; in fact you could say it was ‘A Walk in the Park’ – Because it was!

This week we celebrated parks big and small, from vast National Park space to your local park. It was all about getting outdoors and enjoying some fresh air, and we’re happy to see so many of you getting involved. Here are a few of our favourite photos:

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 12: Forests & Woodland

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 12 

Inspired by National Day of Forests, we urged you all to get out among the trees this week. This week’s theme was looking at forests, woodland and trees and there were so many fantastic, stunning, and dramatic photos to choose from, but here are some of our favourites: Read more

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60 Family Friendly Festivals in the UK

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Looking for a different kind of holiday in 2017? Why not try a festival? 

Finding a festival that’s suitable for you and your children to attend can be a challenge, not to mention expensive. So we’ve taken the hard work out of searching and provided 60 of our top picks and best of all they’re all family friendly!

If you’re planning on attending a festival this year then be sure to read out our Festival Checklist

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The Calibre Beastnut Is Born!

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The arrival of the BEAST 

In the immortal words of Hunter S. Thompson: ‘He who makes a beast of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man’. The mountain biking world has been a buzz about the arrival of the limited edition, almost mythical ‘Beastnut’ from Calibre, and we’re delighted to say we’ve got the first video footage of it out in the wild.

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 11: Green

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 11 

During the week of St Patrick’s Day we wanted to celebrate with a theme of green, and we left it up to you guys what you sent in. We ended up with some incredibly pretty an atmospheric photos sent through, so here are our favourites:

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Six Nations of the Outdoors Tournament

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If the Six Nations countries faced off in a battle of the outdoors? Who’d win?

As we welcome in February, along with it comes the Six Nations rugby tournament. We’re not so much into rugby, but we do love the six nations that take part. So we got to thinking, what if the six nations taking part faced off in a head to head vote with the best of their outdoors on offer? So that’s exactly what we’re going to do:

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 10: Dogs

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 10 

WOW, what a week! It’s been one of the most popular #ScrapbookOutdoors theme’s yet, with hundreds of entries. This week dog lovers had their eyes glued looking for the Crufts best in show, but we wanted to leave the show ring and get back to being wild. We loved seeing your daily photos of your adventure pups, and we’ve collected a few of our favourites here:

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New for 2017: Ezy Dog

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Ezy Dog lands at GO Outdoors with a bumper range 

We all love our four legged adventure buddies, and new for 2017 you’ll be able to pick from a great range of Ezy Dog products in GO outdoors stores and online. Here we take a look at what is available for your furry friend’s next outdoor adventure.

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25 Recommended Outdoor/Adventure Books

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Take your imagination on an adventure with these books  

When the day is done and you want to put your feet up in front of the fire, kick back in your camping chair under the stars, or lay out on the beach – there’s nothing finer than a good adventure story to whisk your mind away with tales of exploration and discovery. So we’ve compiled a list of some recommended books to take you on the trip of a lifetime.

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 9: Outdoor Women

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 9 

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, and over the last week the theme of our weekly photo challenge has been to celebrate ‘Outdoor Women’. It’s been great to see all the photos come in from around the UK and further afield. So join us in celebrating these women of adventure: Read more

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 8: Explore Wales

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 8 

Dydd gwyl dewi hapus! Happy St David’s Day to all. Over the last week we’ve asked you to tag us in your Welsh outdoor photographs for week 8 of #ScrapbookOutdoors. We’ve loved seeing what came back and here we share a few of our favourites.

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