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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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 7: Muddy Boots & Walking Routes

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 7 

Over the last week we’ve seen some sun, the start of Storm Doris and everything in between. We asked you to get outdoors over the week for our theme of ‘Muddy Boots & Walking Routes’ a celebration of your boots and where they’ve taken you. Here were some of our favourites:

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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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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 6: Love

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 6 

Love is in the air! What a week it’s been, we set you the challenge of showing us what you really love about the outdoors with our week 6 theme of ‘Love’ and you responded with our most popular week for photos yet!

In a week that featured Valentines Day, here are just a few of our favourites that came through, we hope they make you smile as much as they made us smile.

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 5: Stories

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 5

For #NationalStoryTellingWeek, we sent you all out on a hunt for history, myths and legends with our theme of ‘Places with a story’. You responded with some weird and wonderful locations, some famous stories and some more personal stories. Here are our favourite photos from week 5.

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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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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 4: Birds

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 4 

Week 4 of our #ScrapbookOutdoors challenge was looking to bring out the wildlife photographer in you, when we asked you to get outdoors and snap some photos of birds. The challenge fell at the same time as the RSPB big garden bird watch, and we had some fantastic photos from around the globe.

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 3: ‘Blue’

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 3

For week 3 in our #ScrapbookOutdoors project we wanted to come to the rescue of the colour blue. We thought it might have been having a week after ‘Blue Monday’, so we urged you to get outside and show how great the blue outdoors could be, after all as a European composer once said “I’m Blue da ba dee da ba da”

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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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Hi Gear Win ‘Best Family Tents’ Award

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Hi Gear score top honours in two categories in tent satisfaction survey 

The Camping and Caravanning Club has announced the results of its tent, caravan and motorhome surveys in the first ever combined Owner Satisfaction Awards, run in partnership with Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome magazines, with Hi Gear scoring top result in two categories.

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 2: The Outdoor Gym

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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.
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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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New for 2017 Hi Gear Elite Tents are #BackInBlue

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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

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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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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 1: ‘Blow Away the Cobwebs’

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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:

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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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The #ScrapbookOutdoors Photo Challenge

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Join our 2017 weekly photo challenge and help us scrapbook the outdoors

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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 (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

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60 Reasons to Visit Cairngorms National Park

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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.

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Try a New Outdoor Activity on Pembrokeshire Coast

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10 Alternative Activities on Pembrokehsire Coast 

Take a walk on the wild side, and cap off your Pembrokeshire Coast adventure by trying one of these outdoor activities that might be new to you. Here we recommend 10 activities that you can try in the area.

 

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