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GO…..into Space?

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Familiar residents of space spotted in GO Outdoors Manchester over Bank Holiday weekend.

GO Outdoors Manchester was invaded by some rather imperial visitors over the weekend during out big Bank Holiday events thanks to the Urban Exchange. The site where GO Manchester is situated hosted a ‘Lost in Space’ weekend with plenty of fun for all the family. Read more

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Penrith Mountain Rescue Launch New Base Campaign

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Penrith Mountain Rescue to Launch New Base Campaign at GO Outdoors GO OutdoorsStore Opening

Penrith, Saturday May 26th: Penrith Mountain Rescue Team (www.penrithmrt.org.uk) is officially launching its new campaign to raise funds for a new Cumbrian base.

Bosses at the new GO Outdoors store in Penrith have offered to host the voluntary search and rescue organisation’s first campaign event as part of their own store-opening celebrations.

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This Weeks Fishing News

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A selection of fishing news from our friends at Angling Mail

Each week we bring your four articles from Angling Mail, right here on the GO Outdoors Blog. Plus this week a special video when Angling Mail popped into our Bedford store for a chat with the store’s Fishing expert.

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Penrith Search for Cumbrian Adventurer of the Year

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GO Outdoors has launched the first search for Cumbria’s most adventurous outdoor enthusiast.

The search celebrates the opening of the new Penrith GO Outdoors superstore on Ullswater Road in Penrith (formerly occupied J.T. Atkinson and Sons Home and Garden Centre) on Saturday May 26th. It is the UK’s largest outdoor retailer’s first Cumbrian store. Read more

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New Discount Card App

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We’ve launched our brand new iPhone app GO Outdoors

At GO Outdoors we have offered the Discount Card for years, which entitles you to big savings each week in store as well as our price guarantee and reserve and collect services. Along with the standard Discount Card and recent rolling out of the key fob, we are now happy to announce the Discount Card iphone app.

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New GO Outdoors Lorries

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Keep an eye out on the roads for visions of the UK’s national Parks GO Outdoors

To help get all the outdoor goods to our stores we’ve enlisted and dressed up a few lorries to do all the hard work. Why not keep an eye out when you’re out on the road for a lorry that looks a little something like this.. Read more

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Warrington Store Opens this Saturday!

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GO Outdoors opening 34th store in Warrington GO Outdoors

It’s been a busy year for us here at GO Outdoors with plenty of stores opening across the length of the UK, but finally we open the doors to a store that has received more enquiries than any other. Our Warrington store officially opens this Saturday! Read more

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GO Outdoors Inverness Opens Saturday

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Our furthest store North opens it’s doors this weekend GO Outdoors

It’s felt like a long time coming, and an even longer time since we opened a new store in Scotland but our Inverness store is finally ready to open it’s doors this weekend (9th October).

In the first of a few October openings for GO Outdoors, we head north on the mainland to the picturesque town of Inverness.

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GO Outdoors Director Scoops Finance Award

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GO Outdoors Director Scoops Finance AwardGO Outdoors

A national outdoor retail chain director has been awarded Yorkshire’s most prestigious professional financial accolade.

43 year-old David Hanney, chief finance officer with Sheffield-based GO Outdoors was revealed as Best Finance Director of a Ltd Company at the Yorkshire Finance Director of the Year Awards held at Rudding Park, Harrogate. Read more

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A Thank You to the Emergency Services..

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It’s business as usual at GO Outdoors thanks to the police. GO Outdoors

The UK has been gripped with the awful scenes and tragic stories surrounding the Riots which started in London but are starting to inspire copycat attacks around the country to other cities such as Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Gloucester and Leicester. The social unrest has turned to looting and many retailers are being hit for high priced goods (There are also pictures of pound shops being looted).  Read more

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Family fun at GO Outdoors Manchester

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Come and Join in the fun at Manchester’s Urban Exchange GO Outdoors

It’s looking set to be a busy one at the Urban Exchange this weekend, which means that at GO Outdoors Manchester there will be plenty going on for kids and adults alike.

Urban Exchange is the name of the area where GO Outdoors Manchester is situated and this weekend (6th-7th August) there’s plenty of activity going on to entertain shoppers; from a visit to Wonderland, to advice during the Manchester Sky ride.  Read more

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Happy Birthday, Ordnance Survey!

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Happy 220th Anniversary to Ordnance Survey today, we’d be lost without you! Jokes aside, the history behind the Ordnance Survey (OS) is very interesting. Providing maps throughout both World Wars, to creating digital maps for our current GPS systems, the OS have seen maps across the ages. Today marks the anniversary of the OS, a time to remember the  people who died whilst striving to create a good visual picture of the country to protect our safety in the war.

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Interview with Mike Park MBE – Mountain Rescue

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Mike Park is a leader of The Cockermouth, Lake District Mountain rescue team, and he has recently been appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Mike Park MBE - In his element!

46-year-old Mike, who works as a land surveyor in Cumbria, took some time out of his day to have a chat with me about his life with Mountain Rescue, how he feels about the award, and to give some tips on what to take to stay safe on the hills!

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Mountain Rescue Put The Fun Back Into Fundraising

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For anyone near the Lancashire region, here are some of the great activities our friends at the Lancashire division of the Mountain Rescue are holding this month.If you’re not near the north of England, then don’t worry, we will follow nationwide events, so keep your eyes peeled for more updates!

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Twirlies Tour (It’s Never ‘Twirly’ Or Too Late To Donate!)

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In May 2011 two long-standing members of mountain rescue, Judy Whiteside and Gail Todd walked from Coast to Coast in aid of Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW)

Judy and Gail in their finest Paramo!

Because Mountain Rescue are a self funded organization, they operate with no government funding what so ever, which means they have to fundraise all the money needed to operate themselves to operate the teams.Their aim was to raise £5000 for a benevolent fund; but they are still in need of funds to hit their target! Literally every penny will help someone who has been hurt volunteering to help someone in trouble- so we need GO Outdoors lovers to dig deep!

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