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10 Things to Check When Buying Walking Boots

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If you’ve ever had walking boots that rub, this list is for you 

There is so much choice in walking boots these days, it can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. In this article we’ll take you through a list of 10 things to check when shopping for your new pair of boots. As getting the correct fit and style of boot for you activity can be the difference between a comfortable day out, and sore feet.

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Time for a Re-Boot?

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Keep your feet dry through wetter months with waterproof boots 

On a day in the hills, your boots have a tough task: providing support when it’s rocky, grip when it’s slippery and waterproofing when it’s wet. At this time of year even if it’s dry overhead it might not be underfoot, so be sure to treat your feet to a boot that’s up to the task. Read more

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Proud Mum and Wife – Helen Boot

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A Dad and his sons tackle Ben Nevis

My family and i have just returned from a 4 week holiday to scotland. We visited numerous places as we toured around in our caravan. We decided we were going to tackle Ben Nevis, this was going to be interesting with 4 children aged 13, 11, 6 and 1 1/2. we did it anyway. Read more

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Flip flops? On a Mountain? – Matt Pillinger

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Matt goes prepared

Last Autumn I climbed Mount Sinai, this isn’t a huge challenge. but it’s still over 2000 metres high (twice the height of Snowdon). Read more

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Well worn Walking boots – Lead Wilde

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These boots were made for Walking

I am outdoor mad and have been brought up loving the country life which grew into an addiction for walking. I love being able to take in the surrounding sights that you otherwise take for granted. At the age of 15 I took part in Ten Tors which I fell in love with. Read more

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Scafell Pike: A Second Chance – Grieg Barclay

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Greig takes on one of the three peaks

The wind whipped up the valley from the head of the magnificent body of Wast Water and the OS map i was holding fluttered like a terrified bird in my hands. I searched it for some clue as to the next step to take on my second attempt to reach the top of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain. Read more

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Well Travelled Boots – Deborah Prior

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Deborah takes on the Canadian wilderness

Our holiday to Canada earlier this year was an adventure in itself we certainly needed our waterproofs and boots and my trusty walking poleRead more

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The sights of Hadrian’s Wall – James Cramp

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James takes a walk along Hadrian’s Wall

I have recently walked the hadrians wall with the equipment i had bought instore. I bought some hi-tec kruger boots which have proven to be the best boots i have ever had. Read more

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A thirsty adventure – Ian Beswick

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The End of My Pennine Adventure

Still raining!
I had to focus now. The next final two days to Kirk Yetholm were probably going to be
the toughest of my journey. It was twenty-seven miles, (43.5km) across the tops of
the Cheviot Hills and, unless one deviated down into one of the valleys, there was no
habitation or access to water. I had only my 1L bottle in my rucksack and so stopped
at the garage to by another small bottle. I judged that when i set up camp for the night i
would have enough with my plastic bags and “Billy can” to collect sufficient to last and
was quite confident that it would continue raining or at least rain again the next night. So
it was with a determined but nervous mind i set out. Read more

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Happy Yorkshire Day!

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August 1st celebrates the UK’s largest county 

As we all sit, scratching our heads wondering how on earth we’ve reached August already, the largest county in the UK today celebrates Yorkshire Day.

Since GO Outdoors had it’s humble beginnings in Sheffield, Yorkshire Day is something that resonates with the company. Many of us Yorkshire folk forget how lucky we are to have the Peak District and more on our door step. Read more

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