#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 44: Outdoor Men

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This week’s theme in our weekly photo challenge 

You may remember earlier this year we celebrated International Women’s Day with our ‘outdoor women‘ theme, and it was great to see so many photos submitted. This week on November 19th, it’s International Mens Day, so in a similar theme – we want to see your best ‘Outdoor Men’ photos and selfies.

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Which Style of Bike is Right for Me?

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If you’re looking for a bike this Christmas, you may be wondering where to  start. It’s not always easy to choose the right one when there are so many styles on offer. So which one should you pick?

When choosing a new bike or picking one for someone else, you need to have a think about what the rider will want to achieve, and where the bike might be ridden.

Let’s take a look at the different styles we have on offer here at ‘GO’.

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Get Your Bike Ready for Winter

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Tips to get your bike ready for the winter months

The temperature has dropped and in the words of the Stark family; ‘winter is coming’, but that doesn’t mean you have to retire your bike for the season.

Here are some tips to get your bike ready for winter:

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Winter Walking Safety Tips

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Be safe and be seen this winter 

Don’t hibernate through winter, there is plenty to discover in the outdoors, and a crisp, clear winters day is often a fantastic time to see it. There are some things you should take into consideration if you’re hitting the hills this season. If you’ve checked out the 10 things that should be in every hikers rucksack, then here we’ve compiled a few tips specifically for winter:

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 43: Wrap Up Warm

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Our favourite photos from our photo challenge this week

As the temperature drops, we keep on adventuring. So we for this theme we wanted to see your ‘wrap up warm’ photos, showing off your new or trusted winter gear. It was amazing to see so many of you still out and enjoying the outdoors. Here are some of our favourite photos:

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Be Safe, Be Seen: Cycling

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Tips for staying safe when out on your bike this winter

It’s that time of year where the hours of daylight are getting shorter, making it increasingly important to stay safe when out on your bike, especially if you are a commuter. Chances are if you cycle to work then you either set off in the dark in the morning or at least ride home in the dark – maybe even both. Here are some safety tips for cycling in the dark:

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#GOCycleChallenge for BBC Children in Need

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GO HQ Raises Funds for BBC Children in Need 

This year GO Outdoors has committed to being an official retailer of the BBC Children in Need Official Ramble Hat as well as doing all we can to help raise vital funds for those that need it the most. There are plenty of fundraising activities going on across office and stores in the buildup to Children in Need night, including a 923 mile stationary bike challenge at GO HQ.

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5 Glamping Sites for Active Winter Holidays

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Packed away your tent for the year? The experts at coolcamping.com share the cosiest UK glamping sites to help you get outdoors in winter.

The clocks have changed, the temperatures have dropped and the last of the autumn leaves are beginning to fall from the trees. And, as much as we love the outdoors (the clue’s in the name), even we’re willing to accept that camping under the stars during November isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But parting with your tent until 2018 need not spell the end of your outdoor fun, especially when the UK now boasts pods, shepherd’s huts and cosy Mongolian yurts you can sleep in. So we’ve been in touch with the experts from coolcamping.com for their pick of the very best winter glamping sites perfect for an active break…

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 42: Fire & Fireworks

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Our favourite photos from this week’s #scrapbookoutdoors theme

As November  is upon us, there was only one these we could choose for this week. Fire & Fireworks. It’s great to see that so many of you wrapped up warm over the weekend and went out to enjoy Bonfire night, or enjoy a campfire of your own. Here are our favourite photos of the week:

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Snacks for Hungry Hikers

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Keep energy levels up with these snacks for hiking 

Making sure you keep your energy levels topped up while out walking is greatly important to prevent yourself from becoming lightheaded. The more you walk, the more calories you burn and the more your energy will deplete. There are plenty of high energy snacks out there to give you a little boost out on the fells. Here are some we think you should try:

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 41: Halloween

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Our favourite photos from this week’s #ScrapbookOutdoors theme

With countries steeped in history, there’s always a haunting tale to be found in the UK, for our photo challenge theme this week we wanted to see your Halloween themed photos. Here are some of our favourites:

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Cast Your Vote in the 2017 GO Outdoors Awards

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Support your favourite Outdoor Bloggers with a vote in the GO Outdoors Awards

Here at GO Outdoors we love reading some of the things that UK-based bloggers have to say about their experiences in the British countryside and we know you do too. To celebrate the best of what these bloggers have to offer, we’re opening up the voting poll for the 2017 GO Outdoors Awards featuring the category of ‘Best Outdoor Blogger’ – and we want you to choose the winner.

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GO Outdoors Sign Armed Forces Covenant

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GO Outdoors has shown its support to the UK Armed Forces by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

Here at GO we work to ensure everyone, regardless of ability can access the equipment they need to enjoy the outdoors and we support the Armed Forces by offering additional discounts to current and former service personnel (an extra 10% off standard Discount Card prices*), while employees of the company can benefit from our Reservists Policy for those who serve as volunteers.

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15 Outdoor Ideas for Kids this Autumn

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Turn those square eyed TV monsters into wide-eyed wandering explorers 

The weather is getting colder, the hours of daylight are getting shorter but these aren’t reasons to stay indoors this half term. Spending family time outdoors when young can kickstart a lifelong love for adventure. It’s easier in summer, so here are a few tips for the autumn months to try.

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 40: Map & Compass

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Our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 41

16th – 22nd October was  Ordnance Survey’s #NationalMapReadingWeek, so we challenged you to get outdoors with your maps and compasses and capture some great shots for #Scrapbookoutdoors, here were some of our favourites.

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Map Reading Basics with Ordnance Survey

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Celebrate #NationalMapReadingWeek With These Map Reading Basics

Map reading is a timeless outdoor skill that can save your life. Over the years it feels like less people are learning to read maps with it often being that case that we lean more toward GPS systems. We always recommend to have a map & compass in your rucksack when out on a walk, it will always be there when the battery on your tech dies. Int his post we’ve featured some fantastic videos from Ordnance Survey which teach you some map reading basics.

So whether you want to hone your skills, or learn something completely new – these videos should be able to give you some advice.

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 39: Autumn

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Our favourite photos from this week’s photo challenge theme 

There’s no denying that Autumn is consistently one of the prettiest times of year and offers a lot for your outdoor photos. This week, we wanted to celebrate those colder days and warmer colours with our ‘autumn’ theme. Here are a few of our favourite photos, submitted by you:

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 38: Sunrise/Sunset

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Our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors this week

Autumn brings with it some crisp clear skies, and some stunning sunsets and sunrises (and you don’t have to wait till late evening for them!) so this week we asked you for your best shots of the sun going down, or coming up. There were so many stunning shots to choose from, and here are some of our favourites:

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 37: Animals

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Our favourite photos from this weeks photo challenge theme

October 4th marks #WorldAnimalDay, so on the week leading up to it, we asked to see your ANIMAL PHOTOS!! Whether it’s your faithful four-legged adventure companion or animals you’ve discovered on your adventures, you sent them in their plenty, here were some of our favourites:

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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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