Monthly Archives: January 2017

23 Walks with Myths, Stories & Legends

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It’s #NationalStoryTellingWeek so let’s explore some fantastical locations 

Britain is steeped in history, and with history also comes a few tall tales, myths and folklore. For National Story Telling Week, we have decided to celebrate some of the locations around the UK that you can visit and learn of some wonderful stories to accompany the scenery.

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 4: Birds

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 4 

Week 4 of our #ScrapbookOutdoors challenge was looking to bring out the wildlife photographer in you, when we asked you to get outdoors and snap some photos of birds. The challenge fell at the same time as the RSPB big garden bird watch, and we had some fantastic photos from around the globe.

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 3: ‘Blue’

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 3

For week 3 in our #ScrapbookOutdoors project we wanted to come to the rescue of the colour blue. We thought it might have been having a week after ‘Blue Monday’, so we urged you to get outside and show how great the blue outdoors could be, after all as a European composer once said “I’m Blue da ba dee da ba da”

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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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Hi Gear Win ‘Best Family Tents’ Award

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Hi Gear score top honours in two categories in tent satisfaction survey 

The Camping and Caravanning Club has announced the results of its tent, caravan and motorhome surveys in the first ever combined Owner Satisfaction Awards, run in partnership with Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines, with Hi Gear scoring top result in two categories.

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 2: The Outdoor Gym

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors week 2 

For week 2 of our year long photo project, we set you the task of taking your resolutions outdoors. We called it ‘The Outdoor Gym’ and once again we had a fantastic response.
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Storied Locations: 100 Acre Wood

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Celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with a visit to his home

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January 18th marks the annual ‘Winnie the Pooh Day’, which is celebrated on the birthday of the author A.A. Milne. The special day is a chance for Pooh Bear fans of all ages to celebrate their love for one of Britain’s best loved story characters. If you enjoy Pooh’s adventures with Piglet, Eeyore and co., did you know that you can visit where the ideas and stories came from?

The 100 Acre Wood where the characters had their fun in the stories is actually based on the 500 Acre Wood in Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Read more

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New for 2017 Hi Gear Elite Tents are #BackInBlue

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We’re so glad it’s Blue Monday! 

Apparently we’re supposed to be miserable on Blue Monday, but that doesn’t seem very fun. So when Blue Monday hit we decided to get excited about the new 2017 range of Hi Gear Elite tents, because they’re #BackInBlue. Take a look at the range below as we go over what you can expect from the Hi Gear Elite range this year. Read more

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Top Ways to Get Fit Outdoors

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How can you get fit without the costly gym membership? 

January comes with a torrent of celebrity endorsed fitness DVD’s and all the local Gym’s telling you that it’s a new year and a new you (for their small sign up fee). While gym’s are great for fitness, there are also plenty of ways to keep fit outdoors, and the scenery is a little nicer too.

Here we take a look at the best ways to lose a few pounds through 2017:

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 1: ‘Blow Away the Cobwebs’

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 1 

The first week is in the bag, at the start of January we challenged you to join our 2017 photography project called #ScrapbookOutdoors, and so many of you got involved. The week 1 theme was ‘Blow away the cobwebs’ to shake off the last of 2016 and start 2017 afresh. Here are our favourite photos from the GO Outdoors social community:

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