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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 7: Muddy Boots & Walking Routes

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors Week 7 

Over the last week we’ve seen some sun, the start of Storm Doris and everything in between. We asked you to get outdoors over the week for our theme of ‘Muddy Boots & Walking Routes’ a celebration of your boots and where they’ve taken you. Here were some of our favourites:

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#ScrapbookOutdoors Week 2: The Outdoor Gym

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A recap of our favourite photos from #ScrapbookOutdoors week 2 

For week 2 of our year long photo project, we set you the task of taking your resolutions outdoors. We called it ‘The Outdoor Gym’ and once again we had a fantastic response.
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Guest Blog: A Walkers Guide to Scotland

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VisitScotland – A Walker’s Guide to Scotland 

By Jodi Mullen

With nearly 2,000 recognised routes and some of the most breath-taking landscapes in the British Isles, Scotland is a country perfect for walking and has something to offer to walkers of all experience and fitness levels.  Read more

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10 Stunning Walks in Loch Lomond & Trossachs

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Lace up your boots and head out for a walk

From short strolls to challenging climbs, there are walks suitable for all abilities in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

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10 Great Peak District Walks

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10 walking routes to try out in the Peak District 

From countryside strolls to hikes and climbs, you’ll find a multitude of walks for all abilities through the picturesque Peak District.

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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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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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An emotional expedition – Hannah Matthews

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Hannah’s Duke of Edinburgh Experience

I was not new to camping and walking, but when it came to it my Duke of Edinburgh Gold expedition was more than just challenging, it was a life changing experience. I had never taken on any previous expeditions and was quite nervous as a direct entrant. Read more

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Abigail’s first adventure – Audrey Streeting

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My adventure day out with my Granddaughter age 4

Took a picnic to the local adventure park, the park is free, with different activities. I took her on a walk through the wood. Read more

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An Inspirational Walk – Lyn Cork

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The All clear gets Lyn and her husband to Kathmandu

Dave (husband) and I retired from work July/ April 2009 respectively and were really looking forward to spending more time travelling, exploring and visiting many countries. Read more

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Walk Tall

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News suggests mountain walking is as safe as it was 30 years ago!

Great news if you’re a walker or a climber, or even if you’re part of Mountain Rescue as according to The Mountaineering Council of Scotland, mountain rescues have fallen to the lowest recorded point in the last 30 years.

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Bring Me Sunshine

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A healthy dose of Sunshine could benefit you more than you think.

A new article has come out from the NHS advising the different levels of activity that adults need to undertake to stay fit and healthy. Many people have presumed that simple, daily activities like housework or non strenuous activity will suffice, when in fact; new guidelines tell us this is not the case. A minimum of 150 minutes a week of intense exercise that leaves you sweating with an increased heart rate is key. In England just 40% of men and 28% of women are meeting the new guidelines.

According to the NHS, the new advice for adults is that “adults aged 19-64 should try to be active daily and should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of moderate intensity aerobic activity every week and muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days a week.” Read more

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World’s Largest Kendal Mint Cake Attempt

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Kendal Mint Cake

Music and Mint Cake collide!

As the festival season marches on, Kendal Calling arrives July 29th until Sunday 31st of July. The event in Lowther Deer Park is already sold out and the excitement from festival goers is already starting to mount with names such as The Cribs, Blondie, Chase and Status and Frank Turner looking to top the bill.

Amidst the music over the weekend, a  few hard workers from Ye Olde Sweet Shoppe and Wilson’s Confectioners will be mixing and baking for the Sunday when they will be looking to set the record for the worlds largest Kendal Mint Cake. Read more

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