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Six Nations of the Outdoors Tournament

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If the Six Nations countries faced off in a battle of the outdoors? Who’d win?

As we welcome in February, along with it comes the Six Nations rugby tournament. We’re not so much into rugby, but we do love the six nations that take part. So we got to thinking, what if the six nations taking part faced off in a head to head vote with the best of their outdoors on offer? So that’s exactly what we’re going to do:

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25 Recommended Outdoor/Adventure Books

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Take your imagination on an adventure with these books  

When the day is done and you want to put your feet up in front of the fire, kick back in your camping chair under the stars, or lay out on the beach – there’s nothing finer than a good adventure story to whisk your mind away with tales of exploration and discovery. So we’ve compiled a list of some recommended books to take you on the trip of a lifetime.

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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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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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Set yourself an outdoor goal for 2017

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Looking for a New Years Resolution? Challenge yourself!

As the New Year approaches and we’re all guilty of making those loose new year’s resolutions that have often fallen by the wayside by the end of January, why not set yourself a challenge in 2017? We’ve pulled together a list of ideas for your outdoors resolution. Set a target and smash it this year!

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10 Places to Climb in Cairngorms

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Try your hand at climbing in Cairngorms National Park 

Climbing is one of the UK’s most popular outdoor activities, presenting people with the chance to get the adrenaline pumping and testing out their physical and mental strength. Here are some of the best places to go climbing in the Cairngorms with venues and routes for all abilities:

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Infographic: Climbing the Mirror Wall with Leo Houlding

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What does it take to spend 12 nights in the Mirror Wall? 

Leo Houlding led a team of five mountaineers to complete a first ascent on the North West face of the Mirror Wall a prolific 1,200m peak in remote Greenland. The team spent 12 nights on the wall battling harsh weather environments to top out in an upwards snow storm at 4:20am on 22 July – making it the perfect test environment for Berghaus’ Extrem range. Here we take a look at what it takes to scale a wall four times the height of London’s shard.

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10 Climbing Routes in Yorkshire Dales National Park

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10 of our favourite spots to climb in the Yorkshire Dales 

You can certainly get your adrenaline fix in the Yorkshire Dales. Climbing is one of the most popular pastimes attracting both residents and passionate climbers from across the UK. Check out some of the best climbing areas here:

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NEW Berghaus Extrem Range Launching in 2016

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Berghaus gears up for exclusive re-launch of Extrem 

Impossible is an invitation; for the most committed of climbers to achieve the most improbable objectives, for mountaineers to push on through unsympathetic scenes of wind, rain and snow and for Berghaus’ MtnHaus™ design and development team to completely redesign and re-launch its top-end clothing range, Extrem, for Autumn/Winter 2016.

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Our favourite places in Ireland – #StPatricksDay

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We take a look at some great outdoor spots on the emerald isle

St Patrick’s Day means a lot of things to a lot of people, but for us we’ve taken it as a great excuse to shine some light on an often forgotten outdoor gem. Both the Republic or Ireland and Northern Ireland have some truly luscious scenery for the outdoor fan, and with many activities on offer, it’s certainly worth venturing away from Temple Bar for a few days to check it out. We asked GO staff where their favourite outdoor spots were in Ireland, and here’s what we have come up with. Read more

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10 Climbing Spots in Loch Lomond & Trossachs

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Climbing routes for all abilities in Loch Lomond

With a mixture of bouldering, classic climbs and strenuous routes, there are plenty of climbing opportunities in Loch Lomond. This guide has been produced in partnership with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland who provided their valuable advice on the best climbs within Loch Lomond.

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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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Top 10 Climbing Spots in Snowdonia

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Snowdonia is a real climber’s playground, here’s our tips for the best spots

Snowdonia offers some of the best climbing in the UK. For those who prefer bouldering, there’s plenty of that up for grabs too. Here are some of our favourite climbs.

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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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Top 10 Outdoor Documentaries on UK Netflix

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Our pick of the best outdoor docs currently on Netflix UK 

I know, I know it seems strange that we would recommend that you stay indoors, it even goes against our name, but some nights or weekends you simply want to sit back and relax with some TV. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite outdoor documentaries that are currently (time of writing) on the popular on-demand service, Netflix.

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Product Preview: Garmin Fenix 3

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Garmin release a watch to keep up with your active lifestyle. 

Wearable technology is on the rise, with most smartphone companies now developing ‘smart watches’ once reserved for the likes of James Bond.

Garmin’s Fenix 3 is one of the most comprehensive pieces of outdoor kit we’ve seen. A combination of cutting edge GPS navigation, fitness training features for a multitude of hobbies and a stylish time piece, this really is THE gadget for the outdoor enthusiast.

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10 Routes to Climb in the Peak District

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Get a grip on our 10 favourite climbing routes

Put your strength and determination to the test with our favourite Peak District climbing routes.

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