Every great staycation starts with a road trip – share yours with us!
As we take a short break from our weekly photo challenge, we’re bringing you a fantastic opportunity to win GO Outdoors vouchers each week and the possibility to win £500 in vouchers at the end of the summer!
Tips and food ideas for your next picnic
It’s National Picnic Week 16th June – 25th June, and outside the barbecue, a picnic is one of the outdoor families greatest friends. In this article we’ve pulled together some tips for a successful picnic, alongside some simple recipes that you can make at home and take with you. It doesn’t have to be all soggy sandwiches!
Our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 24
June is ‘Camping Month’ and we asked to see your camping setups. We had a fantastic response from you all with setups from basic, to small villages. Camping really is for everyone, whatever your hobby. Check out some of our favourite photos here:
Family friendly bike trails around the UK
There is no easier way to get the kids out and enjoying the outdoors than on a bike. It’s an easier sell than a walk as it’s arguably closer to play than other forms of exercise. Here we’ve compiled a list of 15 fantastic family friendly cycle trails around the UK for you to try, and while most of the trails also accept walkers and even horse riders – you can’t go wrong with taking them on, on two wheels.
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 23
For Bike Week in the UK we asked you to get out there on two wheels and tag us in your photos. As always there were some great photos coming throughout the week – and here are some of our favourites.
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 22
Well the weather this week has been pretty miserable hasn’t it? Rain and wind, and if that wasn’t enough there’s the election taking over your mind as well. Check out our favourite photos from this week’s photo challenge theme, a selection of great sea and beach shots from around the UK.
GO Outdoors & Ride Sheffield help bring Lady Canning’s MTB Trail to the Outdoor City
The outdoor scene in Sheffield is buzzing right now with a real focus on becoming the nations ‘Outdoor City‘, so when Ride Sheffield were looking to crowd fund some brand new mountain bike trails just outside the city where it all began for GO Outdoors, we just had to get involved.
Head for the coast with these bracing coastal walks in the UK
Coastal walks aren’t just relaxing, they’re a nice break from the mountains and hills. A walk in the sea air is said to make you sleep for longer, but more than anything – coastal walks offer up some stunning views as well. Here we have selected 15 areas of coastline around the UK, and a walk for you to enjoy them.
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 21
What a weekend! Some stunning weather and some heavy rain could be found over the Spring Bank Holiday, and you lot were out and about loving every minute of it. We asked you to shared you long weekend with us, and here are a few of our favourites:
Take in the beauty of these lakes, lochs and reservoirs in the UK
When the sun comes out, there’s something inside of us that wants to head for the water. If a day on the beach isn’t your thing, then some time in the tranquillity of some of the stunning bodies of water around the UK might be just the ticket. Here we list 15 for you to try, and an walking route for you to try that takes them in. Read more
New Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free Camping Recipes
Following the success of the first edition of our FREE to download camping recipes released in 2016, our latest version of The Camping Cookbook has been refreshed with some delicious and easy-to-make meals that you can prepare and eat on your campsite or even at home this year.
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 20:
For British Sandwich Week and National Vegetarian Week, we wanted you to head outdoors and show us your hard earned breaks and lunches with a view. We had some lovely photos back and here are some of our favourites:
A guide to mountain biking in Forest of Dean
As one of the UK’s most picturesque and rural locations, the Forest of Dean is a haven for walkers and cyclists alike. With rolling hills and picturesque countryside all around the Forest is the oldest oak forest in the country and features a number of great mountain bike trails and events catering to riders of all abilities and ages.
Like a Boss – Introducing the 2017 Calibre Bossnut
In 2015 Calibre made waves on the mountain bike market with the unveiling of the Bossnut mountain bike, the crown jewel in a range that was starting to receive all the right kind of looks from the two wheeled community. The Calibre Bossnut would go on to change what people thought a £1000 mountain bike could be, it won ‘Bike of the Year’ 2015 from MBR magazine and came runner up in 2016 also, as well as a string of great reviews from other established mountain bike press.
It’d be easy to sit back on the early success of the Bossnut, but the Calibre team went back to the workshop with one thing on their mind; ‘Can we make this even better?’
Meet the new Boss
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 19
Spring is out there (honest) despite what recent weather may have you thinking. This week we set out the challenge to capture the colour and wonder of Spring ‘In Bloom’, and in what has to be certainly one of the ‘prettiest’ weeks we’ve had for #ScrapbookOutdoors – here are some of our favourite photos:
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 18
May is National Walking Month and what better way to start May than with a walking theme in our weekly photo challenge? It’s a simple theme, but you guys responded in huge numbers and tagged us in your fantastic walking shots. Here’s a selection of what came through:
A recap of our favourite photos from Week 17
It’s official, you guys are just too perfect for outtakes, or perhaps a little embarrassed to share them. We did receive a few photos this week to make us chuckle, so here’s our favourites:
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?
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.
Here’s what he had to say: Read more
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.