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Clean Yourself Without Water!

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GO Outdoors Welcomes Pits & Bits, NEW for 2017 

Pits & Bits is a fun range of liquid soaps and shampoos that wash you effectively without additional water or rinsing. Pits and Bits is ideal for post race washing, cycling to work, camping, hiking, camping and festivals. No more muddy legs, sweaty pits or facing those awful festival showers.

So how does it work?

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What to Expect from a Tough Mudder Event

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Blood, sweat and tears: the science behind Tough Mudder 

This week we have a special guest post here on the GO Outdoors blog by Merrell Ambassador and Ultra Runner Dr. Andrew Murray on what you can expect from a Tough Mudder event, and a few tips to get the most out of your experience if you’re thinking of taking one on.

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New for 2017: Ezy Dog

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Ezy Dog lands at GO Outdoors with a bumper range 

We all love our four legged adventure buddies, and new for 2017 you’ll be able to pick from a great range of Ezy Dog products in GO outdoors stores and online. Here we take a look at what is available for your furry friend’s next outdoor adventure.

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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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New for 2017: North Ridge Performance Wear

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Taking a closer look at the North Ridge fitness range 

Fitness is a strange thing, it’s hard to get into, but once you are you complete immerse yourself in it, from your hobby to your fitness wardrobe, so when we found out we were getting a new range of performance wear at GO Outdoors, some of us couldn’t wait to get out there and try it out. In this article, we’ll take a look at what’s available and some first reactions.

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The Top Endurance Events Taking Place in the UK in 2017

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80 of the best Endurance Events around the UK to take part in this year 

Do you like to push yourself to the limit? We’ve put together a perfect list just for you. Here you’ll find over 80 gruelling, challenging and even muddy events for you to throw yourself into in 2017. Why not test yourself and smash your goals this year?

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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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Beginners Running Checklist

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A beginners checklist for budding running bugs 

Have you been inspired by the warming weather and talk to the London Marathon? Running is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways of keeping fit, and in this blog we’ve compiled a checklist of some of the kit you might need to get the most out of your runs.

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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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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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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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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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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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Which Six Nations country is best for the outdoors?

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You’re pretty good at rugby – but what are your outdoor pursuits like?

We asked you to help us rank the six nations countries to find which had the most to offer somebody who was interested in the outdoors. You voted, and here are the results:

 

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Six Nations of the Outdoors: Wales

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It’s difficult to escape the popularity of the Six Nations rugby tournament at this time of year, but while the teams duke it out on the field, we asked GO Outdoors blog readers to vote for which of the Six Nation countries was the best for the outdoors person. In second place we visit Wales.

The best things come in small packages.

Six Nations of the Outdoors: 2nd Place Wales.

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Six Nations of the Outdoors: England

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It’s difficult to escape the popularity of the Six Nations rugby tournament at this time of year, but while the teams duke it out on the field, we asked GO Outdoors blog readers to vote for which of the Six Nation countries was the best for the outdoors person. In third place we have England.

Ignore the weather, there’s plenty to see!

Six Nations of the Outdoors: 3rd Place England.

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