Monthly Archives: November 2014

50 Reasons to Visit the Lake District

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The GO Guide to the Lake District: 
50 Reasons to Visit the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the nations favourite National Park, and if you ask many fans of the outdoors it is their go to area of the country for many different outdoor activities. We’ve pulled together a list of reasons you should definitely make a trip to the Lakes this year.

 

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Extended Cycling Range Lands in Milton Keynes

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Over 100 bikes on display in our new cycling concept in Milton Keynes

Cycling has boomed in the UK in the last few years due to success in the Olympics and the Tour De France coming to England. With so many different cycling disciplines to take part in, we wanted to create a real destination for all cyclists. Our brand new GO Cycling concept in Milton Keynes is our cycling range extended with a great selection of brands, bikes, clothing and more on offer.   Read more

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Peterborough Treasure Hunt

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GO for Gold at Ferry Meadows Country Park

We’re rather excited here at GO, as in December we will be opening our 50th store. The store opens in Peterborough, and to celebrate we’ll be hosting a treasure hunt at Ferry Meadows Country Park on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November.

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Q&A with Countrywise Presenter Liz Bonnin

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We sit down with Liz Bonnin of Countrywise for a live Q&A 

At GO Outdoors we love Countrywise (Mondays ITV 8PM), a wonderful weekly trip around the great British countryside. This week we had the fortune to sit down and host a live Q&A with presenter Liz Bonnin. You may have also seen Liz on shows such as Star Gazing Live, and Operation Snow Tiger among others.

We asked our followers for questions, and they didn’t disappoint.

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How outdoor clothing adverts used to look

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‘Men are better than women’ claims outdoor ad in 1959

In an ever changing world it’s sometimes very easy to long for the good old days, or how things used to be. Every now and then there’s something that makes you whince a little, and this ad for Drummond sweaters makes us think that sometimes things change for the better..

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Mega Mammut Days in Store this November

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The Mega Mammut Days are back, and coming to select stores 

Join the guys from Mammut in select GO Outdoors stores this November for gear advice, fitting, competitions and giveaways.  Read more

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Staff Stories: Old Climbs Lead to a Trip Down Memory Lane

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Enjoying Christmas Curry for the First Time in 30 years

GO Outdoors founder John Graham recounts a day in Snowdonia with the Mail on Sunday health editor, Barney Calman, climbing some routes that he hadn’t tackled in years.

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How to fit a rucksack and pack it correctly

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Walk in comfort with your pack correctly fitted 

All too often a rucksack is chosen based on price, or features alone, with no thought for how it might fit and feel when you’re out and about. In this article we’ll take you through how to correctly fit your rucksack, and the best way to pack it.

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