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5 Campsites to Try in UK National Parks

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It’s National Parks Week! And to help you get out and enjoy the nation’s breathing spaces, we asked the folks from coolcamping.com for their pick of the national parks’ best campsites.

Famed for their natural beauty, Britain’s national parks are best appreciated by getting in among the undergrowth, breathing in the fresh country air and soaking up every inch of the scenery. So it’s no surprise that these revered places, from the North York Moors to the South Downs, are some of the most memorable places to go camping. To help you immerse yourself in the UK’s most famous locations, we’ve asked James Warner Smith from coolcamping.com to pick his very favourite national park campsites…

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Guest Blog: My Top 10 Northern England landscape views & walks

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My Top 10 Northern England landscape views & walks 

In 2015 for the GO Outdoors Awards, we nominated a selection of fantastic independent outdoor blogs and asked the public to vote for their favourite. The following is a guest post from winner Stuart Hodgson and gives you an insight into what you can expect from his own blog. Stuart has combined his love for the outdoors with his love for photography, so we asked him to name his top 10 views that he’s captured on his walks.

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50 Reasons to Visit the Lake District

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The GO Guide to the Lake District: 
50 Reasons to Visit the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the nations favourite National Park, and if you ask many fans of the outdoors it is their go to area of the country for many different outdoor activities. We’ve pulled together a list of reasons you should definitely make a trip to the Lakes this year.

 

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10 Activities to Try in The Lake District

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The GO Guide to the Lake District – Something New

In the final edition of our GO Guide to the Lake District we touch on some activities that might be new to you. For example, did you know you could ski in the Lake District during the winter? Maybe you fancy a ride on a heavy horse, a spot of potholing. We cover off 10 of our favourite ‘something new’ activities below.

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Top Spots for Cycling in the Lake District

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The GO Guide to the Lake District – Cycling

In the second edition of our guide to the Lake District, we focus on cycling. The Lake District offers some fantastic opportunities for cyclists of all abilities. We’ve listed some great routes to look up, and some helpful places to hire bikes should you not have your own.

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Lake District looking for Junior Rangers

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A UK National park looks to add youth to it’s ranks of Rangers.

A few times this week on here ive spoke about the importance of giving younger people a reason to get involved in the outdoors. We’ve spoke of shocking statistics of teens and youngsters claiming they don’t spend any time outdoors and rarely visit greenery.

Lake District National Park has come forward with a new scheme in which they will be looking for teens to become their first ‘Junior Rangers’. Reports state that Ruth Kirk who has been appointed to manage the scheme is busy putting together plans which will kickstart around  Read more

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