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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 15: Outdoors at Easter

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 15 

Easter for some marks the first big Bank Holiday weekend of the year, and we thought that was something that was worth celebrating. So we challenged you to get outdoors with family, friends, or solo and show us how you were spending your ‘long weekend’. Here are some of our favourite photos submitted this week:

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25 Recommended Outdoor/Adventure Books

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Take your imagination on an adventure with these books  

When the day is done and you want to put your feet up in front of the fire, kick back in your camping chair under the stars, or lay out on the beach – there’s nothing finer than a good adventure story to whisk your mind away with tales of exploration and discovery. So we’ve compiled a list of some recommended books to take you on the trip of a lifetime.

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10 Pembrokeshire Coast Campsites to Try

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10 Places to GO Camping on Pembrokeshire Coast 

If you’re looking for a short holiday break, with family or friends, we’ve compiled a list of 10 campsites to try in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Spend a night in a truly stunning area of the UK.

 

 

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10 Campsites to Spend the Night in Cairngorms

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Spend the night camping in Cairngorms

If you’re going to experience the great outdoors, what better way is there to do it than by camping out underneath the millions of stars – all visible in the night sky that fills the Cairngorms. Throw into the mix the possibility to see the Northern Lights at certain times and you’re all set for a brilliant time away. Check out some of our favourite campsites and other forms of outdoor accommodation:

 

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10 Yorkshire Dales Campsites for that Perfect Pitch

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Stay the night at one of our 10 recommended Yorkshire Dales campsites 

Family camping holidays should be fun for everyone, presenting opportunities to get at one with nature. So if you’re thinking of visiting the Yorkshire Dales why not stop at one of these popular, family-friendly campsites?

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Things You’ll Spot at Every UK Campsite

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There’s some things you’ll see at any UK campsite this Summer

Camping is one of the UK’s favourite pastimes. Year after year thousands of couples, families and groups of friends head off to spend time on organised campsites for their summer holidays. The early morning trek to the toilets, the onsite disco at night – some things are the same no matter which site you head to, so we’ve created some bingo cards to check off on your next camping holiday.

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Guest Blog: OEX New Camping Range 2016

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OEX stop by to give us a preview of their bumper 2016 offering 

After our debut year in 2015 and all the fantastic feedback provided by GO Outdoors customers, we’re back for 2016 with an even bigger range than before. Since last years launch we’ve been designing brand new kit in a bid to make OEX a one stop brand for wild campers and expedition participants. The new OEX range features upgraded tents, improved tents, brand new tents, cookware, sleeping bags, rucksacks clothing and more.

There’s so much in fact that we’re going to split this into parts, and in this part we’ll be taking a look at the new tents and camping gear.

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Inflatable Tents Lowering Divorce Rates

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Camping frustration lowers by up to 40%

New research shows that tensions among family campers are finally being eased, due to the innovation of inflatable tents. The ability to pitch in minutes is said to be giving couples less time to argue about the instructions, and more time to relax.

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10 Campsites to try in the Peak District

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10 places to rest your head in the Peak District 

With so much to see in the beautiful Peak District, you’ll likely want to spend more than just an afternoon here. We’ve rounded up our pick of 10 campsites and caravan parks, ideally located to allow you to get the most out of your trip.

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GO Outdoors Partner with Festival of Cycling

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Camping, music, and cycling…lots of cycling!

As a Yorkshire based company, we couldn’t be more excited that the Tour De France is not only coming to the UK, but heading right for our doorstep. So with cycling being such a hot topic around the company, we jumped at the chance to partner up with the Yorkshire Festival of Cycling this July, and we think you should join us there.

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Which famous person would you take camping?

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Famous camping partners – who would get your invite? 

Easter is here, and for many it is usually the start of their camping Summer. This time last year we were facing double digit heat and an early Summer, while this year – there’s still snow on the ground for a lot of the UK. Since we know a lot of you have had to cancel your camping holidays for the weekend (not everyone likes the cold) we thought we’d take to Facebook and Twitter and ask our customers, If they could take a famous person camping, who would it be and why?

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Staff Choices: Top 5 Sleeping Bags 2013

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Which gear would our staff choose from the upcoming season?

In this series, we’ll be asking members of our head office staff to pick their top 5 products in specific categories for the upcoming season, to help you guys get a sense of what we’re really excited about hitting the shelves.

Top 5 Sleeping Bags by Nick – Camping Buyer

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Top 10 Camping Tips

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A selection of camping tips from GO Outdoors

Because it’s always better to learn from others’ mistakes rather than your own, we’ve asked around the GO Outdoors office for some top tips for a successful camping trip. Read more

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Top Celebrity Camping Companions

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Which famous person would you take camping with you? 

In honour of the announcement that the Duchess of Cambridge would become a volunteer with the scouts, we decided to take to twitter and Facebook to ask our customers which famous people they would most like to take on a camping trip and why. Can you guess who the favourite was? Read more

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New Years Resolutions

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Happy New Year from all of us at GO Outdoors.

It’s that time of year where the Gym starts to fill up, the salads fly off the shelves in the supermarkets and the most people try to give up smoking. What was your new years resolution for 2012? We took to Facebook and Twitter to ask our customers if they had made a resolution to try out some new activities in 2012 and we were thrilled with the response. Read more

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Camping in Snowdon – Steve Ridgway

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Our Camping Adventure in Wales

On Thursday 7th July 2011, my girlfriend Carla and I went away on a camping weekend to Wales, my aim was simple, I wanted to tackle the Miners Path of Yr Wyddfa, or as it’s more commonly known, Mount Snowdon. Read more

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A return to camping – Sandy Antsee

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Sandy rediscovers camping after a few decades

I took my first camping trip in years over to the Lakes, we had been to ‘GO Outdoors’ and got all the essentials and more ready to have a really good time. I hadn’t been camping for well over 35 years and could only remember the big white canvas tent we had with guide ropes everywhere to trip over, a bit massive ground sheet over the top of the tent to keep us dry but the rain still seemed to slip in at parts! Read more

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A trip with friends – Mark Morgan-Green

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Mark has trouble with a tent at Snowdon

Where do I begin?, a couple of weeks ago on the bank holiday weekend me and some old school friends went camping in a lovely site in Snowdonia to climb Crig Goch route (hard, ridge route) of Snowdon. Read more

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