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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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23 Walks with Myths, Stories & Legends

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It’s #NationalStoryTellingWeek so let’s explore some fantastical locations 

Britain is steeped in history, and with history also comes a few tall tales, myths and folklore. For National Story Telling Week, we have decided to celebrate some of the locations around the UK that you can visit and learn of some wonderful stories to accompany the scenery.

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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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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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10 Pembrokeshire Coast Walking Routes

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A selection of walking routes on Pembrokeshire Coast 

Pembrokeshire Coast offers such stunning scenery, it seems a shame to speed past it. So why not take in this wonderful area of Wales on two feet? We’ve compiled a list of 10 walking routes for all abilities for you to try.

 

 

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How to best spend a day in 11 of Europe’s National Parks

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How to spend a day in 11 of Europe’s National Parks 

We’re quite lucky here in the UK to have 15 National Parks in relative short travelling distance, but maybe you’re looking for something a bit more? Perhaps an outdoor holiday somewhere new is still sat there unchecked on your bucket list? In this blog we take a look at 11 stunning National Parks across Europe, and how to spend a fantastic day in each one.

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10 Things to Check When Buying Walking Boots

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If you’ve ever had walking boots that rub, this list is for you 

There is so much choice in walking boots these days, it can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. In this article we’ll take you through a list of 10 things to check when shopping for your new pair of boots. As getting the correct fit and style of boot for you activity can be the difference between a comfortable day out, and sore feet.

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Zombie Survival Kit List

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Why GO Outdoors is your one-stop zombie survival shop 

Whether you’re a fan of Halloween, horror movies or The Walking Dead, there is a big obsession with zombies in the world today. The obsession stretches so far that the Pentagon actually has a zombie survival plan, so fear of the undead is a very real thing. So it got us thinking – what would you if we really were subject to a zombie apocalypse? Simple answer: Get to GO Outdoors. Now I know what you’re thinking: ‘Even in times of apocalyptic impending doom these guys are STILL trying to get me in store?’, but hear us out and we think you’ll agree with our thought process.

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10 Views You Won’t Believe are from Hostels

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10 Views you won’t believe are from YHA Hostels 

At YHA we’ve always believed in helping people to get out and explore by offering great value accommodation across England and Wales. We’re positioned in some amazing locations for you to take advantage of, so, why not have a look at some of the most beautiful views to discover at YHAs? They might just help provide that crucial inspiration for your next adventure!

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Infographic: 50 Essential Backpacking Tips

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Tips to think about before your day hike 

The folks at Expedia have put together this great infographic with a whole host of tips for backpackers to consider before and during a hike. While some of these tips are only really needed outside the UK (you won’t need a bear bag on the West Highland Way), it’s certainly a good idea to keep them in mind if you head out on any hiking holidays.  Read more

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10 Cairngorms Walking Routes

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We’ve picked out 10 fantastic walks in Cairngorms National Park 

With the second-highest mountain in the UK and more than 4,528 square kilometres to cover, the Cairngorms National Park is waiting to be explored on foot. Strap on your walking boots, grab your map and try one of these great walking routes:

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10 Essentials for Every Walker’s Rucksack

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10 essentials for every walker’s rucksack

Walking can be great way to see the British countryside, an effective low impact exercise, low cost as well as a lot of fun. It’s simplistic nature often leads inexperienced walkers into a false sense of security and to set out unprepared. In this blog we’ll take you through some essentials that should be in every walkers rucksack.

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10 New Forest Walking Routes

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Take in the New Forest on foot with these great walks 

Is there any better way to spend a sunny afternoon than a long walk in the countryside? We certainly don’t think so!

You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to scenic routes to take in New Forest, but here are our top 10 walks to get you started.

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Get the Kids Outdoors this Summer with Pokémon GO

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The game sweeping the nation may be the excuse your kids need to go hiking 

You can’t move right now without hearing about Pokémon GO in the news, the craze that has taken off and is becoming more popular with every country release. The game has just been released in the UK, and it’s already proving to be a fantastic way to get people outdoors, and may well be the excuse your kids need to have some great family hikes this summer. Take the hunt for computer generated creatures, to discover more around you in the real world.

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10 Walking Routes in Yorkshire Dales to Try

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Looking for Yorkshire Dales walks? Here are some routes we recommend

The best way to see the beautiful Yorkshire Dales is on foot, so whether you’re an experienced walker or not we’ve got some great routes for you to try:

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Our favourite places in Ireland – #StPatricksDay

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We take a look at some great outdoor spots on the emerald isle

St Patrick’s Day means a lot of things to a lot of people, but for us we’ve taken it as a great excuse to shine some light on an often forgotten outdoor gem. Both the Republic or Ireland and Northern Ireland have some truly luscious scenery for the outdoor fan, and with many activities on offer, it’s certainly worth venturing away from Temple Bar for a few days to check it out. We asked GO staff where their favourite outdoor spots were in Ireland, and here’s what we have come up with. Read more

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Our Favourite Places in Wales – #StDavidsDay

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We celebrate some fantastic outdoor locations in Wales

March 1st is St David’s Day, so we asked GO members of staff for their favourite places in Wales to celebrate the rich outdoor landscape. We cover off beaches, walks, mountain bike trails and more.  Read more

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Guest Blog: A Walkers Guide to Scotland

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VisitScotland – A Walker’s Guide to Scotland 

By Jodi Mullen

With nearly 2,000 recognised routes and some of the most breath-taking landscapes in the British Isles, Scotland is a country perfect for walking and has something to offer to walkers of all experience and fitness levels.  Read more

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Guest Blog: My Top 10 Northern England landscape views & walks

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My Top 10 Northern England landscape views & walks 

In 2015 for the GO Outdoors Awards, we nominated a selection of fantastic independent outdoor blogs and asked the public to vote for their favourite. The following is a guest post from winner Stuart Hodgson and gives you an insight into what you can expect from his own blog. Stuart has combined his love for the outdoors with his love for photography, so we asked him to name his top 10 views that he’s captured on his walks.

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Get Fit Outdoors – Walking/Hiking

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The easiest exercise to start 

In Part 2 of our get fit outdoors articles, we take a look at walking. Walking is probably the first activity that comes to mind when you think of fitness in the outdoors, but do you know exactly how this hobby can help your health? We go over some reasons that you should add more walking to your fitness calendar in 2016.

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