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Win an Adventure Holiday in Germany with Deuter

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Share your own #mydeuteradventure and you could be in with a chance to  win

This summer we’re teaming up with Deuter to bring you the chance to win the trip of a lifetime to Germany. Alongside six other participating nations, UK entrants are asked to share their unique hiking adventures for a chance to win. 2 winners will be selected from each of the 7 participating nations and will be invited to Germany on an all-inclusive holiday.

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The UK’s Top Endurance Events for 2018

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Find out where some of the best endurance events are taking place this year across the UK.

Image credit: Dragon Tour by le Tour de France

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 grueling, challenging and even muddy events for you to throw yourself into in 2018. Why not test yourself and smash your goals this year?

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Infographic: #UKsnow Safety Tips

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Love it or hate it, the white stuff is snow joke. 

Brrr… it’s chilly out there! Depending on your age or outlook snow could mean snowmen, sledging and snowball fights, or slow journeys, slippy commutes and a rush on bread/milk in the local supermarket. If you do need to head outside, we’ve teamed up with the Met office to bring you some safety tips to help keep you warm, and more importantly – upright.

For all your winter essentials, head to our dedicated snow shop online: http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/winter-essentials or your local GO Outdoors store to pick up all you need.

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#iGOoutdoors to encourage others

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Andrew White from Walks Around Britain shares why he goes outdoors 

We continue to celebrate the different reasons for adventure this year with #iGOoutdoors, you can submit your adventures and stories by tagging them #igooutdoors on your social channels, more info available at http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/igoutdoors .

This week we sat down with Andrew White, the man behind ‘Walks Around Britain’ to find out how he’s using his love of the outdoors to encourage others to give it a go.

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Over 150 Great Walks in the UK

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A selection of some walking routes to try around the UK 

If you’ve found yourself inspired by ‘Britains Favourite Walks’ on ITV and you’re looking for somewhere to get your boots muddy this weekend, we’ve compiled a few lists that might help you find what you’re looking for, with over 150 walks to choose from, there should be something for everyone.

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Storied Locations: 100 Acre Wood

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Celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with a visit to his home

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January 18th marks the annual ‘Winnie the Pooh Day’, which is celebrated on the birthday of the author A.A. Milne. The special day is a chance for Pooh Bear fans of all ages to celebrate their love for one of Britain’s best loved story characters. If you enjoy Pooh’s adventures with Piglet, Eeyore and co., did you know that you can visit where the ideas and stories came from?

The 100 Acre Wood where the characters had their fun in the stories is actually based on the 500 Acre Wood in Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Read more

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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 gyms 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 2018:

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10 Excuses to go on a Family Walk on Boxing Day

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Unwind with a Boxing Day walk 

You’ve spent most of the last month driving yourself crazy about buying presents and making ‘the big day’ everything you’d hoped it would be. Christmas is fantastic family time, but for many, it’s still difficult to unwind (let’s not forget the members of the family cooking one of the most stressful meals of the year). Boxing Day is a time to breathe a sigh of relief, and a fantastic time to get outdoors and blow away the cobwebs. Read more

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15 Mountains You Should Climb in the UK

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The mountains are calling!

We Brits love a challenge, and you don’t have to travel very far to put yourself to the test. There are plenty of mountains in the UK ready for you to conquer, and there’s something for every level of ability, so there are no excuses not to give it a go. Here we have collected 15 mountains around the UK that we think are must-climbs, from the big three to some slightly lesser climbed peaks that have a lot to offer. Read more

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10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Walkers

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10 Christmas Gifts for Walkers 

Christmas is the time for giving, and there’s no greater gift than the gift of adventure. If there’s an avid walker/hiker in your life and you’re struggling with some gift ideas this Christmas-time, we’re here to help. We’ve pulled together 10 suggestions to help focus your search.

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Winter Walking Safety Tips

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Be safe and be seen this winter 

Don’t hibernate through winter, there is plenty to discover in the outdoors, and a crisp, clear winters day is often a fantastic time to see it. There are some things you should take into consideration if you’re hitting the hills this season. If you’ve checked out the 10 things that should be in every hikers rucksack, then here we’ve compiled a few tips specifically for winter:

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Snacks for Hungry Hikers

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Keep energy levels up with these snacks for hiking 

Making sure you keep your energy levels topped up while out walking is greatly important to prevent yourself from becoming lightheaded. The more you walk, the more calories you burn and the more your energy will deplete. There are plenty of high energy snacks out there to give you a little boost out on the fells. Here are some we think you should try:

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Map Reading Basics with Ordnance Survey

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Celebrate #NationalMapReadingWeek With These Map Reading Basics

Map reading is a timeless outdoor skill that can save your life. Over the years it feels like less people are learning to read maps with it often being that case that we lean more toward GPS systems. We always recommend to have a map & compass in your rucksack when out on a walk, it will always be there when the battery on your tech dies. Int his post we’ve featured some fantastic videos from Ordnance Survey which teach you some map reading basics.

So whether you want to hone your skills, or learn something completely new – these videos should be able to give you some advice.

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Introducing the Berghaus Ridgemaster & Fellmaster

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Stride into autumn with new GORE-TEX® jackets from Berghaus

Here at GO Outdoors, we are really excited about the latest Berghaus jackets that have landed.  They’re brand new for autumn/winter 2017, but you could say that they have been 40 years in the making!  Berghaus was the first company in Europe to launch a GORE-TEX® jacket, way back in 1977.  That moment was a game changer for outdoor enthusiasts everywhere and the two companies have worked together very closely ever since, setting the standard for the design and development of waterproof and breathable fabrics and clothing for use in all conditions.

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Beginners Guide to Geocaching in the UK

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Discover geocaching, a fantastic way to get the whole family outdoors.
What is it? How do you get started? Where can you go? We’ve got you covered!

If treasure hunts and walks in the British countryside sound like the kind of activities that you and your family could get into then it’s time to seriously consider taking up geocaching, one of the fastest-growing hobbies in the UK today. All children love going on a treasure hunt, even if it’s just a small one at home, and if you’re looking for a new way to get them out into the countryside then this is certainly the way to do it.

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15 Coastal Walks to Try in the UK

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Head for the coast with these bracing coastal walks in the UK

Coastal walks aren’t just relaxing, they’re a nice break from the mountains and hills. A walk in the sea air is said to make you sleep for longer, but more than anything – coastal walks offer up some stunning views as well. Here we have selected 15 areas of coastline around the UK, and a walk for you to enjoy them.

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15 Lakes, Lochs & Reservoirs to Visit in the UK

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Take in the beauty of these lakes, lochs and reservoirs in the UK 

When the sun comes out, there’s something inside of us that wants to head for the water. If a day on the beach isn’t your thing, then some time in the tranquillity of some of the stunning bodies of water around the UK might be just the ticket. Here we list 15 for you to try, and an walking route for you to try that takes them in.  Read more

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15 Waterfalls to Visit in the UK

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Don’t listen to TLC, get out there and chase these Waterfalls 

Waterfalls in films are often depicted as romantic, exotic locations (or the inevitable end to somebody being carried down a fast flowing river), and we have some stunning waterfalls around the UK that you can visit, and some of them couldn’t be easier to reach. The best thing about waterfalls, is that they’re actually more impressive in the rain – so don’t let the great British summer hold you back.

In this article we look at some of our favourite waterfalls around the UK and offer up a walk you can tackle to find them.

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15 Forests & Woods to Visit in the UK

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Woodland day trips for the whole family 

The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. If you go down to the wood today, you’re likely to find stories to tell, stunning trees, and winding paths to explore and enjoy. The British forests and woodland are a real thing of beauty, and they’re just waiting for your family adventures. So if you’re looking for a family day out this year, why not check out some of these?

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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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