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GO Outdoors Exeter Charity Challenge

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Welcome to the first GO Outdoors Exeter Challenge…

…are you ready to push yourself to the limit, and take on 7 backbreaking challenges in one day? The event takes place on Sunday 7th July 2013 at 07:30am within the Forestry Commission’s Haldon Forest, all in support of Help for Heroes and Mountain Rescue.

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M.A.D. for GO Outdoors Plymouth

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Mountain Bike Stunt Team Makes Plymouth GO Outdoors Debut

The M.A.D. Mountain Bike Stunt Team (www.m-a-d.co.uk) is making its Plymouth GO Outdoors (www.gooutdoors.co.uk) debut this weekend.

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GO…..into Space?

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Familiar residents of space spotted in GO Outdoors Manchester over Bank Holiday weekend.

GO Outdoors Manchester was invaded by some rather imperial visitors over the weekend during out big Bank Holiday events thanks to the Urban Exchange. The site where GO Manchester is situated hosted a ‘Lost in Space’ weekend with plenty of fun for all the family. Read more

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“Are we nearly there yet?”

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Short haul destinations for the Bank Holiday Weekend

Get maximum enjoyment, with the minimum expense and stress, with our top Bank Holiday destinations less than 3hrs drive from where you live.

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Happy St Davids Day

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With March comes St David’s Day and we celebrate Wales

Wales have a lot to smile about this week, coming off a weekend where they wrapped up the triple crown in the six nations rugby, March 1st brings not only great weather, but St David’s Day. So we took to Twitter and Facebook to ask our customers their favourite outdoor spots in Wales.

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90 Years of Everest Expeditions

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The evolution of expedition kit and Everest

When you look back over the last 100 years it’s a rich history of human physical achievement. Whether it be endurance, speed, strength, agility, records have been forged and smashed countless times over. This year marks 90 years since the first British expedition to the world’s tallest mountain. Read more

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World Orienteering Championships come to Highlands

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The Scottish Highlands will play host to the World Orienteering Championships in 2015 

British Orienteering has scored a big win for the sport, bringing the 2015 world orienteering championships to the Scottish Highlands, beating out a bid from Sweden. The event will be hosted in picturesque Inverness.

Later this year GO Outdoors will be opening a brand new store in Inverness, so naturally we’re quite excited to be a staple part of the outdoor community in the Highlands by the time Read more

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Spartan Races- “You May Die”

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A look at the Spartan Races, an extreme obstacle course for the brave hearted!

If you’re a dedicated trail runner, fell or road runner- or just up for a challenge- you need to know about the extreme obstacle courses of the Spartan Races. Developed by Selica Sevigny and Richard Lee, if the warning ‘You May Die’ for the events doesn’t put you off, you might want to take part!

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Traffic Free Cycling For Women

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Any woman who wants to get fit but is concerned about safety should take a look at Cycletta coming this September and October to both the North and South of England. 

If you want the practice of getting out on your mountain bike, road bike or hybrid bike, without the fear of angry bus drivers, easily bashed school children and compacted traffic, then you need the Cycletta race.

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Have Fun Getting Lost!

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With a plans  for a new Yorkshire maze, we take a look at other mazes for you and the kids.

New plans have been revealed for a giant North Yorkshire maze- made of 4000 tonnes of stone! Mark Ellis, a craftsman, has plans to build the maze in Pickering, Dallby Forest on the North York Moors over the next 3 years.

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Family fun at GO Outdoors Manchester

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Come and Join in the fun at Manchester’s Urban Exchange GO Outdoors

It’s looking set to be a busy one at the Urban Exchange this weekend, which means that at GO Outdoors Manchester there will be plenty going on for kids and adults alike.

Urban Exchange is the name of the area where GO Outdoors Manchester is situated and this weekend (6th-7th August) there’s plenty of activity going on to entertain shoppers; from a visit to Wonderland, to advice during the Manchester Sky ride.  Read more

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Happy Yorkshire Day!

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August 1st celebrates the UK’s largest county 

As we all sit, scratching our heads wondering how on earth we’ve reached August already, the largest county in the UK today celebrates Yorkshire Day.

Since GO Outdoors had it’s humble beginnings in Sheffield, Yorkshire Day is something that resonates with the company. Many of us Yorkshire folk forget how lucky we are to have the Peak District and more on our door step. Read more

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Lake District looking for Junior Rangers

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A UK National park looks to add youth to it’s ranks of Rangers.

A few times this week on here ive spoke about the importance of giving younger people a reason to get involved in the outdoors. We’ve spoke of shocking statistics of teens and youngsters claiming they don’t spend any time outdoors and rarely visit greenery.

Lake District National Park has come forward with a new scheme in which they will be looking for teens to become their first ‘Junior Rangers’. Reports state that Ruth Kirk who has been appointed to manage the scheme is busy putting together plans which will kickstart around  Read more

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Ben Nevis Gets involved in the Olympic Build Up

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Britain celebrates ’1 year to go’ until the Olympics with a series of events. 

We recently passed the 1 year to go mark until London 2010, by now those of you who tried to get tickets will know if you were successful or not, and the nation steps it up a gear in terms of preparation for the biggest event to hit the UK in a good few years.

Over last weekend around 1200 events were held across Britain including a 26 strong team lead by climbing traditionalist Dave MacLeod sumited the North Face of Ben Nevis.  Read more

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National Parks Week

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Stuck for something to do with the kids? It’s National Parks Week!

Britain is considered blessed for the sprawling greenery of our national parks, and this week (July 25th – 31st) we celebrate these wonderful areas of the outdoors with various events happening across all the sites.

This years National parks week is said to be great fun for all ages and abilities, whether you are deer watching in Exmoor, or learning of myths and legends in Dartmoor there is plenty Read more

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