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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Tagged fells, hills, mountain routes, mountain walks, mountains, recommended mountains, top 15, top mountains
What to get for those who like to sleep under canvas
You’re looking for a gift for somebody who really loves to go camping, if you’re not a camper yourself it can be quite difficult to hunt out the best gifts. So we’ve compiled a list of 10 things that we think would make a great gift for a camper this year.
Our favourite photos from this week’s photo challenge theme
Happy St Andrews Day! For the last week we’ve asked for your photos of the stunning Scottish outdoors, and wow what a response. There were some many beautiful shots to choose from, this is one of our biggest recaps of the year. Here are some of our favourite photos sent in this week:
Thinking of heading abroad next summer? The experts at coolcamping.com share their favourite independent French campsites to book before it’s too late
It’s never too early to dream about summer camping holidays and, when it comes to the best independently-run little campsites, we’ve learnt the hard way that busy dates and bank holidays have a knack of filling up fast. So, to help you bag those early bird ferry deals and secure a sought-after pitch, we’ve asked the experts at coolcamping.com for their favourite campsites in France for 2018. From the riverbanks of the Dordogne to the mountains of the Pyrénées, these small-scale campsites are some of the best in the country – booking far in advance is highly recommended…
A guide to mountain biking in Swinley Forest
Just an hour outside of London, you’ll find Swinley Forest trail centre in Bracknell, Surrey. One of the best trail centres in the south of England, Swinley Forest offers fast, flowing trails that are ideal in all weathers.
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.
This week’s theme in our weekly photo challenge
You may remember earlier this year we celebrated International Women’s Day with our ‘outdoor women‘ theme, and it was great to see so many photos submitted. Now it’s the turn of International Mens Day, so in a similar theme – we wanted to see your best ‘Outdoor Men’ photos and selfies, here were some of our favourites.
If you’re looking for a bike this Christmas, you may be wondering where to start. It’s not always easy to choose the right one when there are so many styles on offer. So which one should you pick?
When choosing a new bike or picking one for someone else, you need to have a think about what the rider will want to achieve, and where the bike might be ridden.
Let’s take a look at the different styles we have on offer here at ‘GO’.
Tips to get your bike ready for the winter months
The temperature has dropped and in the words of the Stark family; ‘winter is coming’, but that doesn’t mean you have to retire your bike for the season.
Here are some tips to get your bike ready for winter:
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:
Our favourite photos from our photo challenge this week
As the temperature drops, we keep on adventuring. So we for this theme we wanted to see your ‘wrap up warm’ photos, showing off your new or trusted winter gear. It was amazing to see so many of you still out and enjoying the outdoors. Here are some of our favourite photos:
Tips for staying safe when out on your bike this winter
It’s that time of year where the hours of daylight are getting shorter, making it increasingly important to stay safe when out on your bike, especially if you are a commuter. Chances are if you cycle to work then you either set off in the dark in the morning or at least ride home in the dark – maybe even both. Here are some safety tips for cycling in the dark:
GO HQ Raises Funds for BBC Children in Need
This year GO Outdoors has committed to being an official retailer of the BBC Children in Need Official Ramble Hat as well as doing all we can to help raise vital funds for those that need it the most. There are plenty of fundraising activities going on across office and stores in the buildup to Children in Need night, including a 923 mile stationary bike challenge at GO HQ.
Packed away your tent for the year? The experts at coolcamping.com share the cosiest UK glamping sites to help you get outdoors in winter.
The clocks have changed, the temperatures have dropped and the last of the autumn leaves are beginning to fall from the trees. And, as much as we love the outdoors (the clue’s in the name), even we’re willing to accept that camping under the stars during November isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But parting with your tent until 2018 need not spell the end of your outdoor fun, especially when the UK now boasts pods, shepherd’s huts and cosy Mongolian yurts you can sleep in. So we’ve been in touch with the experts from coolcamping.com for their pick of the very best winter glamping sites perfect for an active break…
Our favourite photos from this week’s #scrapbookoutdoors theme
As November is upon us, there was only one these we could choose for this week. Fire & Fireworks. It’s great to see that so many of you wrapped up warm over the weekend and went out to enjoy Bonfire night, or enjoy a campfire of your own. Here are our favourite photos of the week:
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:
Our favourite photos from this week’s #ScrapbookOutdoors theme
With countries steeped in history, there’s always a haunting tale to be found in the UK, for our photo challenge theme this week we wanted to see your Halloween themed photos. Here are some of our favourites:
Support your favourite Outdoor Bloggers with a vote in the GO Outdoors Awards
Here at GO Outdoors we love reading some of the things that UK-based bloggers have to say about their experiences in the British countryside and we know you do too. To celebrate the best of what these bloggers have to offer, we’re opening up the voting poll for the 2017 GO Outdoors Awards featuring the category of ‘Best Outdoor Blogger’ – and we want you to choose the winner.
GO Outdoors has shown its support to the UK Armed Forces by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
Here at GO we work to ensure everyone, regardless of ability can access the equipment they need to enjoy the outdoors and we support the Armed Forces by offering additional discounts to current and former service personnel (an extra 10% off standard Discount Card prices*), while employees of the company can benefit from our Reservists Policy for those who serve as volunteers.
Turn those square eyed TV monsters into wide-eyed wandering explorers
The weather is getting colder, the hours of daylight are getting shorter but these aren’t reasons to stay indoors this half term. Spending family time outdoors when young can kickstart a lifelong love for adventure. It’s easier in summer, so here are a few tips for the autumn months to try.