A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors week 2
For week 2 of our year long photo project, we set you the task of taking your resolutions outdoors. We called it ‘The Outdoor Gym’ and once again we had a fantastic response.
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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We’re so glad it’s Blue Monday!
Apparently we’re supposed to be miserable on Blue Monday, but that doesn’t seem very fun. So when Blue Monday hit we decided to get excited about the new 2017 range of Hi Gear Elite tents, because they’re #BackInBlue. Take a look at the range below as we go over what you can expect from the Hi Gear Elite range this year. Read more
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:
A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 1
The first week is in the bag, at the start of January we challenged you to join our 2017 photography project called #ScrapbookOutdoors, and so many of you got involved. The week 1 theme was ‘Blow away the cobwebs’ to shake off the last of 2016 and start 2017 afresh. Here are our favourite photos from the GO Outdoors social community:
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!
Join our 2017 weekly photo challenge and help us scrapbook the outdoors
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 (lets 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
The GO Guide to Cairngorms National Park
Situated in the north east of Scotland, the Cairngorms National Park is one of the most picturesque parts of Britain with hills, valleys and rolling countryside as far as the eye can see. With snow-topped peaks in the winter and fabulous views to take in from Ben Macdui, the second-highest mountain in the UK and some of the cleanest water in Scotland, this relatively new national park has something for every keen explorer.
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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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.
10 Christmas Gifts for Walkers
We’ve all been there, struggling to find something for that awkward family member for Christmas. We are here to help, over the next few blogs we’ll be going over a list of items that we think will be perfect for that certain outdoor lover in your life.
Perfect gifts for walkers:
Autumn is our favourite season, and here’s why
Autumn is arguably our favourite time of year. Now before you start telling us about the cold and the rain and the fact that after clearing your garden of leaves, within seconds it looks like you never even did it – hear us out. We’ve got plenty of reasons why you should embrace the autumn
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.
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!
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.
Try your hand at climbing in Cairngorms National Park
Climbing is one of the UK’s most popular outdoor activities, presenting people with the chance to get the adrenaline pumping and testing out their physical and mental strength. Here are some of the best places to go climbing in the Cairngorms with venues and routes for all abilities:
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..