Turn your walks into a discovery trail by taking up geocaching.
It couldn't be simpler to get started, and it's an ideal hobby for all the family. With thousands of caches to be found around the UK, you'll never be far away from your next find.
We know there are plenty of dog lovers on our page, and with the current heatwave, please make sure you're doing the best thing for them. Dog's can suffer heatstroke quite easily, and it can be fatal. This helpful graphic from Vets Now has some facts about dog heatstroke.
A good way to test if the ground is too warm to walk your dog is to test it with the back of your hand. If it's too hot for your skin, it's too hot for their paws.
1. Always take a packable waterproof with you, even if it's dry at the bottom of the mountain. Even in this glorious sunshine.
2. Being prepared prevents wasting a rescue volunteers time
If you don't know what you might need, here are 10 things that should be in every walkers rucksack, no matter what time of year.
WOW DEAL: Airgo Solus Horizon 4 Air Tent
Retail Price: £500
WOW DEAL PRICE: £269 with your Discount Card
With 4000 hydrostatic head it's ideal for British weather, and makes an ideal tent for a small family or a weekend escape for a couple
Offer ends June 26th
To celebrate and recognise the upcoming Armed Forces Day, From June 23rd - July 8th those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces can get an EXTRA 15% off Discount Card prices.
*Discount Card and proof of service required
*Excludes items already on special offer
*Armed Forces discount will return to normal rate after July 8th
It's a great day for a barbecue, check out these 12 tips to rule the grill.
The weather is heating up and if you're heading camping, or just fancy eating outdoors this weekend, we've got some simple recipes to enjoy in the sunshine.
With plenty to choose from for all tastes, take your outdoor cooking to the next level.
You can't beat summertime camping, and we've got some UNBEATABLE offers to get you out and under canvas.
Festival Tents from £15
A solo backpacking tent for less than £45
A 4 person tent for just £75
A 6 berth tent for just £100 plus MUCH more.
Offers end June 26th!
Who'd love to visit this castle?
Well you can! Enter our Deuter competition by sharing your adventures using #MyDeuterAdventure on Instagram/Facebook and you could win an all expenses paid adventure in Germany, visiting some fantastic locations including this one.
Find out more: http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/blog/win-adventure-holiday-germany-deuter/
You can't beat a camping trip with family or friends, so to help get as many people camping as possible, we've got some UNBEATABLE deals on tents.
The Freedom Trail Sendero 4 Person Tent is just £75 for a limited time, while the larger Sendero 6 Person Tent is just £100 with your Discount Card
Affordable and simple to pitch, these tents are a great way to get the family out camping this summer. Pop into your local GO Outdoors to check one out, or order online with FREE delivery.
— Products shown: Freedom Trail Sendero 4 Tent and Freedom Trail Sendero 6.
Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day and shortest night. Can you believe the nights will start drawing in after tomorrow?
There's no better time to enjoy the light evenings than through summer months, it could also help ease your mind from a day of working, before bed.
Did you know it's #NationalPicnicWeek?
What's your absolute must-have picnic food?
Let us know in the comments below ⬇️
Image: Chuber on Giphy
WOW DEAL: Vango Santiago 800 XL 8 berth Tent
Retail Price: £360
WOW DEAL PRICE: £230 with your Discount Card
My legs hurt just reading this 😵
8 year old becomes youngest person to climb Old Man of Hoy to raise money for his Mum and Climbers against Cancer.
Well done Edward! An incredible and brave achievement 👏
Dear Dad, Thank you for urging us to get outdoors, even if we didn't appreciate it at the time! Happy Father's Day!
Who's got some great outdoor memories with their dad? Or are you a dad always trying to get the kids to go out on adventures? Let us know below ⬇,️
Fancy a family camping trip with a difference?
Check out our list of some of the best family friendly festivals around the UK. Roll up, pitch up and let these guys take care of the on-site entertainment.
EXTRA 20% off Craghoppers in our BIG BRAND EVENT! Ends June 19th
Find out what's on offer here: http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/big-brand-event/brand/24#big-brand-event/mfr/24
Exclusions apply. Valid Discount Card required.
The Calibre Bikes team have smashed it out of the park again with the arrival of the NEW Triple B, their most highly spec'd Mountain Bike to date.
Born from the excitement of the limited edition Beastnut, the Triple B is the big brother to the ever popular Bossnut. They took the Triple B up Cadair Idris and to Revolution Bike Park - Llangynog to show you a glimpse of what it can do.
— Products shown: Calibre Triple B Mountain Bike.
It's #NationalBeerDay, and it's Friday!
So here are 20 great walks with pubs, as chosen by nature writers.
Where is your favourite post-walk pint? Let us know in the comments below. 🍻
It's #WoofWednesday so it's time for our latest #GOoutpaws weekly winner. Congratulations to instagrammer agilitymand for this lovely photo of taking in a view with friends.
Got an adventurous dog? Find out how you could win prizes here: https://t.co/m2ZEziQ9Fe https://t.co/S8U2i1iVA9
We challenged Dave Cornthwaite, who freely admitted he believed camping was all about travelling light and getting back to basics (nothing wrong with that!) to test out some of the more comfortable family orientated options that are out there to get families out camping.
Here's what he and his family (and his lovely dogs) thought about the kit they tested.
#BikeWeekUK The good people at off-road.cc have given the Dark Peak from Calibre Bikes a test ride and you can read their thoughts here.
"With a solid spec that wouldn’t look amiss on a bike the next price bracket or two up, the Dark Peak is a super value for money gravel-cross-adventure-do-it-all bike that is also reliable and fun to ride"
Have any of you taken on the zipline in Snowdonia? 😱
It's always good to see cyclists and drivers living in harmony. This 4 year old gives a big thumbs up to the space given by this lorry.
Kit out the whole family during out BIG BRAND EVENT with an EXTRA 20% off Weird Fish Clothing
Bike Week kicks off today, and here are 15 cycle trails that the whole family can enjoy.
Where are your favourite cycle routes?
Over 500 items with an EXTRA 20% off in our Big Brand Event!
Find out what's on offer here: http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/big-brand-event/
Fetauring brands such as: Berghaus, Outwell, Columbia Sportswear, Merrell, Kathmandu, Brogini, 1000 Mile Sportswear Limited, Ultimate Performance, Helly Hansen, Craghoppers, Osprey Packs and Karrimor
Offer ends June 19th, Discount Card required. Prices already reduced online. Exclusions apply.
All those midges 😫
Don't forget we stock a range of repellents & nets
Plus why not check out the fantastic Nosilife range of clothing from Craghoppers which can help repel those beasties.
We'd like to wish Charlie the Jackabee a.k.a the singing dog from our TV advert a very Happy 6th Birthday!
We've been told by his mum that he's had a fantastic day in the outdoors with his friends. What a pro!
Not seen our advert? Check Charlie out in action here: https://www.facebook.com/GOoutdoorsUK/videos/10155805354269022/
Would you visit all of Scotland’s 93 inhabited islands?
It's #WoofWednesday, our latest weekly #GOoutpaws winner is Ranger the Rescue dog. This was taken by owner James on his first Camping trip, and he looks like he's having a great time.
Ranger has won a a waterless pet shampoo bundle from Nilaqua Pet Shampoo. If you want to enter, you can find out more about our competition at: http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/TV
WOW DEAL: Calibre Bossnut V2 Male & Female sizes
Only £899 until June 26th
Winner 'Best Bike Under £1000' in the 2017 Singletrack Reader Awards
Take some time outside after work to help ease your mind, which could potentially lead to a better nights sleep.
Fresh air activity can help improve/ease your mental health as well as your physical health.
Calling all anglers!
Get FREE delivery when you spend £9 or more in our Fishing department online.
Ranging kit such as bait, rods, reels, bivvys, beds, and more
Eclipse Bedrooms are a new feature on large Hi Gear family tents in 2018.
The dark bedrooms pods help get the kids to sleep earlier, or will help block out that bright morning light to help you sleep in for longer.
Check out the range here: http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/hi-gear-eclipse-tents/
If you're looking for activities to get the little ones outdoors, check out this wonderful blog series from The Outdoor Dad
He's building up to 101 different cheap and easy activities
Heading to Download Festival or Isle of Wight Festival next week?
How about this folding gear buggy to help get your kit from the car to where your camping?
It's only £50 until June 26th with your Discount Card
If you're looking for a new festival tent this summer, how about the Freedom Trail Shadow 250, it's quick and easy to pitch (and take down)
Best of all it's also got a darkened sleeping area, which means you'll be able to sleep past day break if your head isn't ready to face the day yet.
— Products shown: Freedom Trail Shadow 250 Tent.
Can you believe it's June already?? 😱
We set you this challenge at the start of the year - how are you getting on? What's left on your bucket list for the year?
After all, in the words of Jon Bon Jovi - WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAH we're half way there.
Heading to a festival this summer?
Check out our festival checklist to make sure you've got everything you need for the most comfortable stay possible.
Did you know? All GO stores are dog friendly. We recognise that your furry friend is as much a part of your adventures as any member of the family. So don't leave them in the car, or home alone, bring them along! We love to meet them.
It's #WoofWednesday so it's time to choose another #GOoutpaws weekly winner. This weeks winner is Kathleen for this photo of her little friend.
Just a few more steps buddy and you're at the top!
Weekly winners get a waterless pet shampoo bundle courtesy of Nilaqua Pet Shampoo and everyone is in with a chance to win a dog friendly Forest Holidays escape at the end of summer!
Find out more here: http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/tv
Marmot athlete and British climber Leah Crane takes a closer look at the new Phoenix EvoDry jackets from Marmot.
Fetauring Marmot's own waterproof technology which shouldn't need reproofing, ever. The most sustainable waterproof that Marmot have ever created.
Find out more: http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/search/go?view=grid&w=evodry
— Products shown: Marmot Mens Phoenix EvoDry Jacket and Marmot Womens Phoenix EvoDry Jacket.