Camping

Air Tents Improve Marital Bliss say Experts

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Camping frustration lowers by up to 40% 

New research shows that tensions among family campers are finally being eased, due to the innovation of inflatable tents. The ability to pitch in minutes is said to be giving couples less time to argue about the instructions, and more time to relax.

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Our Favourite Places in Wales – #StDavidsDay

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We celebrate some fantastic outdoor locations in Wales

March 1st is St David’s Day, so we asked GO members of staff for their favourite places in Wales to celebrate the rich outdoor landscape. We cover off beaches, walks, mountain bike trails and more.  Read more

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Guest Blog: OEX New Camping Range 2016

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OEX stop by to give us a preview of their bumper 2016 offering 

After our debut year in 2015 and all the fantastic feedback provided by GO Outdoors customers, we’re back for 2016 with an even bigger range than before. Since last years launch we’ve been designing brand new kit in a bid to make OEX a one stop brand for wild campers and expedition participants. The new OEX range features upgraded tents, improved tents, brand new tents, cookware, sleeping bags, rucksacks clothing and more.

There’s so much in fact that we’re going to split this into parts, and in this part we’ll be taking a look at the new tents and camping gear.

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What is Geocaching?

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Geocaching is on the rise, and is quickly becoming a family favourite activity 

Take the health benefits of a good walk, the thrill of exploring and add in all the fun of a treasure hunt and you’ve got an activity that is fun for adults and kids alike. That’s geocaching, and it’s on the rise here in the UK.

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Tips for Capturing Great Actioncam Shots

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Acquire awe-inspiring footage with an action camera

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but sometimes there’s nothing quite like video to capture the whole story in all of its glory. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your action camera.

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Discover the Outdoors With Your DSLR

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Delight in detail with your DSLR

Taking a step up from your smartphone? We’ve asked some professional photographers for some great tips for capturing those winning shots with a DSLR camera.

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Tips for Better Photos on Your Smartphone

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How to take fantastic outdoor photographs with your smartphone

Only have your smartphone to hand? There’s nothing stopping you from capturing great shots of your outdoor experience. Follow these tips for better shots.

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Longest Reigning Outdoor Products

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Products that have stood the test of time

This week the Queen became the longest reigning monarch in British history. A lot has changed in outdoor innovation in the length of her reign, but many brands have a key piece or range that has stood the test of time and lasted for years. Lets celebrate some of those long running outdoor reigns.

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18 Tips for Camping with Kids

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Camping with the kids? It’s all fun and games.

We get plenty of new families in our stores asking about the right kit to take for their first camping trip, but once you have all the kit, how do you keep the little ones entertained for a week in a tent? Or long car journeys to your campsite? We’ve got some tips from genuine camping families. Read more

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Camping Tips from C&CC

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Brief tips from GO Outdoors and Camping & Caravanning Club

Thinking about camping for the first time, but not so sure? We’ve got together with Camping and Caravanning Club to offer you some brief handy tips that may be of help.

 

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10 campsites to enjoy Snowdonia overnight

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Soak up Snowdonia’s stunning scenery over night with our top camping spots

Get up close and personal with nature when you stay at one of the following campsites…

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Top Outdoors Brands of 2014/15

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Crowning the best outdoor brands of the last year

With the general election looming, we’ve been asking you to elect your favourite outdoor brands. Each year we crown the top 10 outdoor brands according to GO Outdoors customers. Fans out of the outdoors can be fiercely loyal to their favourite brand, but has another brand stepped up their game and impressed over the last year? Here are the results

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70 Reasons to visit the Peak District

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50 fantastic days out in the first of the UK’s National Parks 

UPDATE: even more activities added!

Are you the kind of person who’s always up for an adventure? Do you love spending time in the great outdoors? Do you feel at home in the countryside? If the answer to all of the above is yes then we’ve got just the challenge for you – why not make the Peak District your next foray into the wild and experience the delights this beautiful countryside has to offer.

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Inflatable Tents Lowering Divorce Rates

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Camping frustration lowers by up to 40%

New research shows that tensions among family campers are finally being eased, due to the innovation of inflatable tents. The ability to pitch in minutes is said to be giving couples less time to argue about the instructions, and more time to relax.

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10 Campsites to try in the Peak District

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10 places to rest your head in the Peak District 

With so much to see in the beautiful Peak District, you’ll likely want to spend more than just an afternoon here. We’ve rounded up our pick of 10 campsites and caravan parks, ideally located to allow you to get the most out of your trip.

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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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Infographic – Is Camping still Popular in the UK?

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Is camping still one of Britain’s most favourite pastimes? 

When we mention camping, what is your first thought? Cold and rainy nights in the middle of nowhere, longing for a hotel bed? Or a fantastic family getaway in some beautiful scenery?

At GO Outdoors we’ve noticed a rise in the amount of people taking up camping in the last few years, and we wanted to know what inspired these new campers to get out there. We asked over 2800 campers a selection of questions to find out what really makes the Great British camper tick, here is what we found out:

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Family Camping Checklist

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What do you need for that first family camping holiday?

At GO Outdoors we cater to people interested in the outdoors at all levels of experience,

from beginners through to seasoned explorers. With the rise in popularity of camping over the last few years, and more people choosing to holiday here within the UK – more and more we are presented with the simple question of – what do I need to take camping?

In this post we’re going to give you some ideas of gear to think about when it comes to your camping holiday. Read more

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Staff Picks: Top 5 Camping Accessories

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With summer fast approaching and a whole new range for customers to browse in our stores and on site, we’ve been asking staff around GO HQ and in our stores to give some of their top 5 products in certain areas, just to give you an idea of what to keep an eye on in 2014. For this blog we caught up with Jeff, avid family camper and our outdoor living buyer here at GO Outdoors HQ.

Top 5 Camping Accessories by Jeff, Outdoor Living buyer.

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Staff Picks: Top 5 Tents 2014

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GO Outdoors staff give you a run down of their personal top 5′s

With such a large range on offer, and so many brands to choose from, it can be quite daunting selecting your gear. To give you a little more insight, we’ve asked members of staff at GO Outdoors HQ – and from around our stores – to suggest their top 5 products in certain areas for the Summer 2014 season.

Top 5 Tents by Nick, Tent buyer.

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