This week’s theme in our weekly photo challenge
August 19th is World Photo Day, and while we’ve been taking photos all year long of our adventures, this is a great chance to show the world just how photogenic the UK can be! So this week we’re looking for your best of the UK outdoors photos!
Discover geocaching, a fantastic way to get the whole family outdoors.
What is it? How do you get started? Where can you go? We’ve got you covered!
If treasure hunts and walks in the British countryside sound like the kind of activities that you and your family could get into then it’s time to seriously consider taking up geocaching, one of the fastest-growing hobbies in the UK today. All children love going on a treasure hunt, even if it’s just a small one at home, and if you’re looking for a new way to get them out into the countryside then this is certainly the way to do it.
Our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors this week
How about that weather, huh? The British weather brings it’s own novelties to our summer months, but any true outdoors person will tell you: ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong kit’. You guys clearly agree, as this week you showed us your rain or shine photos, and here are some of our favourites:
It’s time to wave goodbye to the changeable summer weather and seek out shelter in the trees. James Warner Smith from coolcamping.com chooses his top five woodland campsites for getting back to nature.
Sun, rain, cloud, thunder-storms… so far this summer we’ve had it all and, when it comes to going camping, it’s always wise to read the weather forecast to make sure you’re prepared for what’s in store. As well as gathering all the right camping equipment from your local Go Outdoors retailer, one guaranteed way to make the most of changeable weather is to find a sheltered campsite among the trees. Whether it’s the sound of the dawn chorus, the smell of campfire smoke or the sight of dappled sunlight as it dances through the leaves, it’s tough to beat sheltering away at a forest site. To help you find the best woodland spots, we’ve asked the experts from coolcamping.com to pick five incredible UK campsites where you can pitch your tent in the trees…
A guide to mountain biking in Llandegla
While it’s only a small village in the Welsh county of Denbighshire, Llandegla is packed full of great mountain bike trails that attract riders from all over the United Kingdom. Just 20 minutes away from the city of Chester, Llandegla offers something for riders of all ages and abilities along with playing host to a number of exhilarating downhill events throughout the year.
Our favourite photos from this week’s theme
There’s no better feeling than reaching the top. Whether you’re at the summit of a mountain and you’re greeted with stunning views all around (or even just the very usual white cloud as far as you can see) or whether you’re tackling something else, this week we asked for your photos and here are a selection of our favourites:
A selection of summer events in some of England’s historic landmarks
There are hundreds of events happening over the summer at English Heritage locations around the country, celebrating history in different ways. Here you’ll find a number of recommended events for you to check out, from medieval jousting shows, to travelling storytellers to a World War II weekend. Ideal family days out for over the summer holidays in England.
It’s National Parks Week! And to help you get out and enjoy the nation’s breathing spaces, we asked the folks from coolcamping.com for their pick of the national parks’ best campsites.
Famed for their natural beauty, Britain’s national parks are best appreciated by getting in among the undergrowth, breathing in the fresh country air and soaking up every inch of the scenery. So it’s no surprise that these revered places, from the North York Moors to the South Downs, are some of the most memorable places to go camping. To help you immerse yourself in the UK’s most famous locations, we’ve asked James Warner Smith from coolcamping.com to pick his very favourite national park campsites…
Posted in Camping, Things to do in UK
Tagged camping, campsites, dartmoor, lake district, national parks, norfolk broads, places to camp, snowdonia, south downs, the broads
How to survive a family festival – Top tips from Deer Shed
Here at GO Outdoors we just love the festival season. Everyone is in a great mood and they’re on their way to enjoy a day or weekend full of their favourite activities, and in the case of family-friendly festivals like the Deer Shed Festival it’s a chance to enjoy all of your favourite things with your favourite people.
This week’s theme in our weekly photo challenge!
To celebrate UK National Parks week, we set the challenge to get out and explore any of the 15 National Parks. We had some stunning photos back, and here are some of our favourites:
Places to visit in the UK deemed to have ‘outstanding universal value’
2017 saw the addition of the Lake District to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the first UK National Park to receive the honour and the 31st location associated to the United Kingdom. We’ve picked out the ones that you can visit in England/Wales/Scotland/Northern Ireland, If you’re looking for fantastic day trips in the UK, then it’s worth checking out some of these places:
Our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 26
Let’s reflect (see what we did there?) on this week’s reflections theme in our weekly photo challenge. We’ve picked out some of our favourites from all of the photos submitted this week.
Fancy a beach break? We asked the folks from coolcamping.com for their pick of the best seaside campsites in the country.
Summer is here and now is the time to pack your flip-flops and head for the coast. To help you find the very best camping locations by the sea, we’ve asked James Warner Smith, editor of the Cool Camping guidebooks, to select his top five coastal campsites. So grab the beach ball, take your tent and hit the beach this summer…
YHA share 6 ideas to have a fantastic summer
Are you in need of some summer inspiration? Fear not! Our partners at the Youth Hostel Association have curated 6 ways to have an amazing summer in England and Wales. Even better, if you want to stay close to the action, YHA have rooms available from £29 per night at each of the locations featured.
So there’s no excuse to miss out on making the most of the sunshine!
Our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 25
After a brief hiatus, #ScrapbookOutdoors, our weekly photo challenge returned with a bang as we set out the theme of ‘horizons’. We wanted to see what you were seeing on your adventures, for as far as the eye (or camera lens) could see. Here are some of the stunning views that you all came back with:
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.