Monthly Archives: July 2015

Are children missing out on adventure?

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Research from Go Ape shows parents think children don’t go outside enough 

Almost any classic film or book where the kids are the heroes involves action, adventure and exploration. New research from Go Ape states that 49% of parents surveyed felt their children would class ‘play-time’ as watching TV and playing on computer games, with many children expected to spend 14 hours and 28 minutes per week staring at a screen throughout July and August.

The results from a recent survey are in and we’ve got some the findings below:

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60 Reasons to Visit Snowdonia

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The GO Guide to Snowdonia

Calling all outdoors enthusiasts – are you ready for a new challenge? Make Snowdonia your next trip for endless fun in the great outdoors. From cycling and walking to climbing and camping, there’s something for everyone.

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Lady Canning’s Trail – #TakeMeThereTuesday

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Spotlighting areas of the UK each week

Tuesday the 14th July saw the opening of the GO Outdoors Lady Canning’s trail, an idea of Ride Sheffield’s Henry Norman some 6 year previous and after 18 months of crowd funding and GO’s helping hand the trail was ready to ride!

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Staff Stories: Swimming the Channel for Charity

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Just keep swimming

On 22nd August 2015, Ian Parker, our Store Manager in Blackburn, and three of his fellow swimming coaches from Preston Swimming Club are taking on the massive challenge of swimming the English Channel, from Dover to France.

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Holme Moss – #TakeMeThereTuesday

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Spotlighting areas of the UK each Tuesday

In our new blog series, each Tuesday we’ll be spotlighting a place, route, natural occurrence or landmark around the UK. This week, since the Tour De France is dominating the outdoor headlines, we’ve decided to go back to one of the most iconic hill climbs from last years race. Holme Moss.

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