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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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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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25 Reasons to Fall for Autumn

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Autumn is our favourite season, and here’s why 

Autumn is arguably our favourite time of year. Now before you start telling us about the cold and the rain and the fact that after clearing your garden of leaves, within seconds it looks like you never even did it – hear us out. We’ve got plenty of reasons why you should embrace the autumn

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Beatrix Potter & The Lake District

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On what would have been Beatrix Potter’s 150th Birthday

Today would have been beloved children’s author, Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday, but did you know she had and still has a huge effect on a large area of the Lake District National Park?

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40 Macmillan Outdoor Events To Get Involved In For 2016/17

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Get outdoors for a good cause

We’re always looking for new and fun ways to get outside to explore the great outdoors. So we’ve teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to bring you the best of the charity’s outdoor events for 2016/17 – so you can set yourself a new challenge and do your bit for charity at the same time! From walking and running to overseas treks, cycling, swimming and triathlons, there’s something to suit all tastes and abilities.

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Six Nations of the Outdoors

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Six Nations of the outdoors – which country will win?

It’s Six Nations time again and while Rugby Union fans from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy are supporting their team to glory, we thought we’d pitch these six countries against each other in a very different type of competition.

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Top 50 Endurance Events of 2016

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50 of the best fitness challenges you can face in the UK in 2016

It’s the start of a new year, which means there’s no better time to dust off your trainers, throw away the leftover Christmas food and begin your new fitness regime. Many people choose ‘getting fit’ as a New Year’s resolution – and what better way to show off your newfound skills than by competing in an endurance event or two?

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Ask the Jetboil Experts in Store this December

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The Jetboil experts come to GO stores this November/December

This December we welcome the Jetboil tour into GO Outdoors stores where GO customers can see a demonstration of the fantastic Jetboil range. If you’ve been thinking of getting a Jetboil then head into your local store on the date below, because the experts will be giving away a FREE Maglite XL200 worth £69.99 with every Jetboil cooking system purchase.

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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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30 Endurance Events for 2015

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Do you have what it takes to conquer these events? 

From fighting your way through a mud-fest of an obstacle course to completing labours of Hercules, it’s fair to say that there is plenty of scope for getting involved in endurance events across the UK. We’ve taken a look at the forecast of events for 2015 and we’re pleased to announce that there’s going to be some absolute crackers this year. So much so that it was a tough job narrowing them down – here are our top 30 endurance events for 2015. Read more

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GO for Gold – the Hunt is Still On!

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Golden Pebble Worth £500 Still Missing

PEBBLES worth £1,050 are still hiding in Ferry Meadows Country Park after the GO for Gold Treasure Hunt weekend finished with 11 stones still to be found.

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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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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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National Parks Week 2014

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28th July – 3rd August is National Parks Week  

One of the best things about Britain is the beauty of our countryside spaces. The end of July and beginning of August is set aside to celebrate our National Parks, get people into the outdoors and enjoying the natural beauty of Britain. National Parks Week offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, over all of the 15 locations.

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Oscar Pereiro at GO Outdoors York

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Tour De France winner appearing in store 

It’s an exciting few weeks here in Yorkshire, with the Tour De France coming to the county, everybody has cycling on the mind. To coincide with our appearance at the Dare 2b Yorkshire festival of cycling, our friends at Dare 2b have organised for our York store to have a very special visitor on 3rd July.

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Mega Mammut Days in GO Outdoors stores

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Mega Mammut days returning to select GO Outdoors stores this weekend 

We love it when the guys from Mammut join us in store, and from the feedback we have received, you guys do too. Mega Mammut days are a chance for you to ask questions and get gear advice from dedicated Mammut staff. These events will be happening in four of our stores this weekend:

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GO Outdoors Partner with Festival of Cycling

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Camping, music, and cycling…lots of cycling!

As a Yorkshire based company, we couldn’t be more excited that the Tour De France is not only coming to the UK, but heading right for our doorstep. So with cycling being such a hot topic around the company, we jumped at the chance to partner up with the Yorkshire Festival of Cycling this July, and we think you should join us there.

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National Parks Week

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29th July – 4th August is National Parks Week 

One of the best things about Britain is the beauty of our countryside spaces. The end of July and beginning of August is set aside to celebrate our National Parks, get people into the outdoors and enjoying the natural beauty of Britain. National Parks Week offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, over all of the 15 locations.

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Bike Week 2013

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It’s a week long celebration of pedal power

Bike Week is one week a year where we want the nation to get back on the bike and go cycling. Like previous years there are plenty of events and activities to take part in around the country. Read more

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