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Why You Should Create a ‘To-Do’ List in 2018

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What do you want to achieve in 2018? 

You’ve probably heard of a bucket list, it’s the idea of creating a list of all the things you want to do before you ‘kick the bucket’, but it’s also a great way to keep track of your goals on a short-term basis as well. Here are a few reasons we think you should document all the things you want to achieve in 2018.

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Top 10 Outdoor Brands 2017

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We count down the top 10 outdoor brands as voted by you. 

When December rolls around we like to have a little retrospective on the year gone by where we celebrate all the great and good from the last 12 months. We do this by hosting our annual GO Outdoors Awards, during which we crown the prestigious ‘best brand of the year’. All votes are public and by GO colleagues so we can look at which brands you’ve really been supporting this year. Here we delve deeper into the vote and show you the complete top 10.

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What should Santa REALLY be wearing?

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The velvet suit is nice, but is it right for all the conditions Santa might face?

For a man that lives in the North Pole (or Lapland, depending on your story), Santa never seems to feel the cold. When he’s making his rounds on Christmas eve, he’ll be crossing through all manners of weather – so we’ve decided to offer the big man some advice to make the trip a little more comfortable. Read more

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#GOCycleChallenge for BBC Children in Need

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GO HQ Raises Funds for BBC Children in Need 

This year GO Outdoors has committed to being an official retailer of the BBC Children in Need Official Ramble Hat as well as doing all we can to help raise vital funds for those that need it the most. There are plenty of fundraising activities going on across office and stores in the buildup to Children in Need night, including a 923 mile stationary bike challenge at GO HQ.

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Cast Your Vote in the 2017 GO Outdoors Awards

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Support your favourite Outdoor Bloggers with a vote in the GO Outdoors Awards

Here at GO Outdoors we love reading some of the things that UK-based bloggers have to say about their experiences in the British countryside and we know you do too. To celebrate the best of what these bloggers have to offer, we’re opening up the voting poll for the 2017 GO Outdoors Awards featuring the category of ‘Best Outdoor Blogger’ – and we want you to choose the winner.

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GO Outdoors Sign Armed Forces Covenant

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GO Outdoors has shown its support to the UK Armed Forces by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

Here at GO we work to ensure everyone, regardless of ability can access the equipment they need to enjoy the outdoors and we support the Armed Forces by offering additional discounts to current and former service personnel (an extra 10% off standard Discount Card prices*), while employees of the company can benefit from our Reservists Policy for those who serve as volunteers.

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Lady Canning’s Brings Mountain Bike Fun For All

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GO Outdoors & Ride Sheffield help bring Lady Canning’s MTB Trail to the Outdoor City 

The outdoor scene in Sheffield is buzzing right now with a real focus on becoming the nations ‘Outdoor City‘, so when Ride Sheffield were looking to crowd fund some brand new mountain bike trails just outside the city where it all began for GO Outdoors, we just had to get involved.

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The best of Black Friday deals 2016 – GO Outdoors

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The best time to grab your Christmas presents or a treat for yourself is here 

Black Friday is here again, and while we’d always encourage you to climb mountains and not shelving, there are some fantastic bargains to be had , and lets face it – the more Christmas gifts you buy now, the less time you have to spend shopping in December.

We’ve hand picked some of our favourite Black Friday deals to share with you, but please remember that all Black Friday deals are strictly while stocks last.

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#GOthereUK Winner Announced

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Winning photo announced

This year we challenged you all to take in some of, all of or at least one of our 100 places around the UK to visit through the summer. You responded in your hundreds and so many of you managed to go to more than one place, it was fantastic to see. So lets’s get to the winner of the £500 in vouchers..

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Why we love camping – Camping Facts Infographic

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We asked over 1700 campers about their favourite hobby, and here’s what we found out: 

Each year more and more families decide to take up camping, and now more than ever it’s a hobby that is accessible to anyone, from the hardened backpacker to those not quite willing to give up all their home comforts. Camping is what you make it, but what do people already camping think about it? Earlier this year we hosted a survey for campers to tell us a bit about their favourite pastime.

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Top 10 Outdoor Brands of 2015

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Which brand did you vote as the best in 2015? We’ve got the results

A couple of months ago as part of the GO Outdoors Awards 2015, we asked GO customers to vote for their favourite outdoor brand of 2015. While the outdoor industry does provoke fierce brand loyalty from many, we asked customers to consider which brand had really stepped up in 2015. Innovative new technology? Fantastic new products? There were plenty to choose from.

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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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Manchester Scouts Raising Awareness for Homeless Charity

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A Manchester scout group will sleepover at GO Manchester this weekend 

On Friday 13th November a Manchester scout group will be setting up camp in the atrium of GO Outdoors Manchester in Urban Exchange. The sleepover looks to raise awareness for local Manchester homeless charity Barnabus.

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Family Fun Days at GO Outdoors Stores – Part 2

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Join us August 15th for more family fun in store 

In the second weekend of family fun days, even more GO Outdoors stores are getting involved with some fantastic activities for all the family to enjoy in your local area.

If you live near any of the following, do pay us a visit:

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Family Fun Days at GO Outdoors Stores – Part 1

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Join us August 8th in a selection of our stores for family activities 

Come and join us at your local GO Outdoors store and enjoy lots of fun activities for the whole family. There’s plenty going on at GO, so bring the whole family and take part in any of the following:

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Behind the scenes of our new TV ad

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GO Outdoors staff lead by example in new TV ad campaign 

Everybody needs a little adventure in their lives, and at GO Outdoors we’re hoping to inspire the adventurous side in you with our new TV ad. The ad is inspired by that ‘Lets just go’ reaction, leaving excuses behind and getting out there to try something new, it’s the year to make your sofa feel lonely.  Read more

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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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Infographic: #UKsnow Safety Tips

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Love it or hate it, we may be in for some snow

Brrr… it’s chilly out there! A lot of us received a smattering of snow over Christmas, now temperatures are dropping, and the Met Office is predicting more of the white stuff is on its way. Great news for avid snowmen builders and sledging fanatics – but it’s also worth taking a few extra precautions to keep safe (and warm!) this winter.

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Second Golden Pebble Found at Ferry Meadows

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Second Golden Pebble Found at Ferry Meadows

LOCAL schools were the big winners in the GO for Gold Treasure Hunt at Ferry Meadows Country Park.

The second golden pebble was claimed this weekend by dedicated treasure hunter Steve Mabbutt for Orton Wistow Primary School.

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