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Introducing the Berghaus Ridgemaster & Fellmaster

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Stride into autumn with new GORE-TEX® jackets from Berghaus

Here at GO Outdoors, we are really excited about the latest Berghaus jackets that have landed.  They’re brand new for autumn/winter 2017, but you could say that they have been 40 years in the making!  Berghaus was the first company in Europe to launch a GORE-TEX® jacket, way back in 1977.  That moment was a game changer for outdoor enthusiasts everywhere and the two companies have worked together very closely ever since, setting the standard for the design and development of waterproof and breathable fabrics and clothing for use in all conditions.

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Beginners Guide to Geocaching in the UK

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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.

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15 Coastal Walks to Try in the UK

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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.

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15 Lakes, Lochs & Reservoirs to Visit in the UK

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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

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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, where they are and offer up a walk you can tackle to find them. Some are nearer than you think so grab your walking boots and get exploring!

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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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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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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 7: Muddy Boots & Walking Routes

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 7 

Over the last week we’ve seen some sun, the start of Storm Doris and everything in between. We asked you to get outdoors over the week for our theme of ‘Muddy Boots & Walking Routes’ a celebration of your boots and where they’ve taken you. Here were some of our favourites:

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How To Shoot Fantastic Outdoor Photographs – Whatever Your Device

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How To Shoot Outdoor Photos Like A Pro – Whatever Your Device

You’re new to the outdoors and you want to show your friends and family just what they’re missing out on. So how can you entice them to join you on your countryside walk or mountain biking trip? By capturing incredible, high-quality images that reflect exactly how you saw the landscape – striking, colourful, and dramatic.

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Set yourself an outdoor goal for 2017

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Looking for a New Years Resolution? Challenge yourself!

As the New Year approaches and we’re all guilty of making those loose new year’s resolutions that have often fallen by the wayside by the end of January, why not set yourself a challenge in 2017? We’ve pulled together a list of ideas for your outdoors resolution. Set a target and smash it this year!

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10 Pembrokeshire Coast Walking Routes

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A selection of walking routes on Pembrokeshire Coast 

Pembrokeshire Coast offers such stunning scenery, it seems a shame to speed past it. So why not take in this wonderful area of Wales on two feet? We’ve compiled a list of 10 walking routes for all abilities for you to try.

 

 

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How to best spend a day in 11 of Europe’s National Parks

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How to spend a day in 11 of Europe’s National Parks 

We’re quite lucky here in the UK to have 15 National Parks in relative short travelling distance, but maybe you’re looking for something a bit more? Perhaps an outdoor holiday somewhere new is still sat there unchecked on your bucket list? In this blog we take a look at 11 stunning National Parks across Europe, and how to spend a fantastic day in each one.

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10 Things to Check When Buying Walking Boots

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If you’ve ever had walking boots that rub, this list is for you 

There is so much choice in walking boots these days, it can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. In this article we’ll take you through a list of 10 things to check when shopping for your new pair of boots. As getting the correct fit and style of boot for you activity can be the difference between a comfortable day out, and sore feet.

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10 Views You Won’t Believe are from Hostels

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10 Views you won’t believe are from YHA Hostels 

At YHA we’ve always believed in helping people to get out and explore by offering great value accommodation across England and Wales. We’re positioned in some amazing locations for you to take advantage of, so, why not have a look at some of the most beautiful views to discover at YHAs? They might just help provide that crucial inspiration for your next adventure!

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Infographic: 50 Essential Backpacking Tips

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Tips to think about before your day hike 

The folks at Expedia have put together this great infographic with a whole host of tips for backpackers to consider before and during a hike. While some of these tips are only really needed outside the UK (you won’t need a bear bag on the West Highland Way), it’s certainly a good idea to keep them in mind if you head out on any hiking holidays.  Read more

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10 Cairngorms Walking Routes

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We’ve picked out 10 fantastic walks in Cairngorms National Park 

With the second-highest mountain in the UK and more than 4,528 square kilometres to cover, the Cairngorms National Park is waiting to be explored on foot. Strap on your walking boots, grab your map and try one of these great walking routes:

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10 Essentials for Every Walker’s Rucksack

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10 essentials for every walker’s rucksack

Walking can be great way to see the British countryside, an effective low impact exercise, low cost as well as a lot of fun. It’s simplistic nature often leads inexperienced walkers into a false sense of security and to set out unprepared. In this blog we’ll take you through some essentials that should be in every walkers rucksack.

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10 New Forest Walking Routes

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Take in the New Forest on foot with these great walks 

Is there any better way to spend a sunny afternoon than a long walk in the countryside? We certainly don’t think so!

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to scenic routes to take in New Forest, but here are our top 10 walks to get you started.

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