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The 2018 GO Outdoors Awards has launched!

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Vote for the very best of the outdoors in the GO Outdoors Awards 

As the year draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate the very best of 2018. At this time of year, the GO Outdoors End of Year Awards launches in search of the very best outdoor brand, outdoor bloggers, products and more.

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New For 2018: Waterless Pet Shampoo

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Clean your furry friend without the need for water, thanks to Nilaqua 

In 2017 we welcomed waterless shampoo and bodywash brand ‘Pits & Bits’ which was ideal for festivals, or post-race use. This year we’ve got your furry friends covered too as we welcome their sister brand Nilaqua, which allows you to wash your pet effectively without water or rinsing – and it even repels bugs!

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Interview with Mike Park MBE – Mountain Rescue

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Mike Park is a leader of The Cockermouth, Lake District Mountain rescue team, and he has recently been appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Mike Park MBE - In his element!

46-year-old Mike, who works as a land surveyor in Cumbria, took some time out of his day to have a chat with me about his life with Mountain Rescue, how he feels about the award, and to give some tips on what to take to stay safe on the hills!

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Mountain Rescue Put The Fun Back Into Fundraising

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For anyone near the Lancashire region, here are some of the great activities our friends at the Lancashire division of the Mountain Rescue are holding this month.If you’re not near the north of England, then don’t worry, we will follow nationwide events, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates!

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Twirlies Tour (It’s Never ‘Twirly’ Or Too Late To Donate!)

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In May 2011 two long-standing members of mountain rescue, Judy Whiteside and Gail Todd walked from Coast to Coast in aid of Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW)

Judy and Gail in their finest Paramo!

Because Mountain Rescue are a self funded organization, they operate with no government funding what so ever, which means they have to fundraise all the money needed to operate themselves to operate the teams.Their aim was to raise £5000 for a benevolent fund; but they are still in need of funds to hit their target! Literally every penny will help someone who has been hurt volunteering to help someone in trouble- so we need GO Outdoors lovers to dig deep!

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