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How to Turn your Annual Leave into ++ Days off in 2020 with OutdoorLads!

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Maximising your annual leave. Some say it is a myth. OutdoorLads says it’s a reality. OutdoorLads takes the drama out of your annual leave booking and provides you with so many incredible adventures to sign up too. It’s just a matter of logic. Read on to learn the subtle of art of pre-planning your annual leave with OutdoorLads, so you can easily turn your “out of office” on and hop in the driver’s seat towards your next adventure.

Supersize your annual leave in 2020 and double your time off with OutdoorLads. Interested? Well let’s get going!


A Grand Retreat in Argyll

Has the festive period exhausted you? Retreat to Argyll for THREE nights of pure restoration. Only 3.5 hours drive from Glasgow, lies the Mull of Kintyre. Access to deserted beaches, hidden coves and coastal walks are all within easy reach, which makes this the perfect event to recharge and relax.

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Winter Country House Retreat -Somerset

Shake the January blues away and lift your spirits by joining OutdoorLads. We will be casting off the winter blues by leading good walks in the Somerset countryside. Our evenings will be spent around a gorgeous wood burner with new friends, enjoying a much-needed hot meal and a few beers. Go on, try something new and sign up!

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This February we are heading to the GORGEOUS Southern French Alps for a FOUR-night break. This includes three full days of included activities from skiing, to paragliding. No experience necessary – just grab your bag and jump on a flight to Marseille airport!

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Winter Camp 2020: Tents

As famous as our biggest BIG events, Winter Camp is our annual pilgrimage back to the “birthplace” of OutdoorLads. This is not for the faint hearted, but equally is a great accessible event for everyone to explore this beautiful part of the UK. With a few pubs thrown in for good measure, of course.

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Ogwen Valley Weekend

Snowdonia; one of the mythical highest mountains in the UK. We’ll be based at the footpath of all the biggest rocky attractions in the national park; Tryfan, The Gldyers, Devil’s Kitchen and The Carneddau to name but a few! So, what can you expect? Well, we have a weekend of dedicated mountain days, followed by a chilled-out evening and games to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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BIG Spring Climb 2020

What is BIG Spring Climb? Try a weekend of indoor climbing and bouldering, with loads of associated activities for you to try. And, of course, with it being Manchester there will be a cracking social too!

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Winter at Wasdale

Join us for spectacular winter walking in the hailed spiritual heart of the Lakes. Oodles of walking options await. The Great Gable, Kirk fell, Yewbarrow and Scafell Pike can all be seen on a clear day! Get those walking boots and sign up!

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European Snow Pride 2020

European Snow Pride is Europe’s BIGGEST gay festival of winter sport and music with guest coming from all over Europe, North America and beyond. Tignes is a world-renowned gay ski venue with loads of opportunity to let loose on the slopes!

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European Gay Ski Week 2020

European Gay Ski Week is one of the largest LGBT+ skiing and boarding events in Europe. Arc 2000 and Arc 1950 will truly be taken over with loud, proud and fabulous Apres Ski in the centre of the resort!

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Springtime French Holiday 2020

Booking is now open for a flexible 3 – 7 day holiday in the south of France! We will be staying at the incredible Lotus Tree gay guesthouse which has a HUGE garden and pool. Plus, plenty of outdoor activities are just on the doorstep from caving to horse riding.

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Escape to Northern Ireland for an Adventure


Calling all our Northern Ireland OutdoorLads members! Voted the ‘Best Walking Destination’ in Northern Ireland which lies in the atmospheric Mourne Mountains. Spend five days with us as we explore the highlands from our base nestled in the heart of the Mourne Mountains.

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Five Days Under Ben Alder by Canoe

Wild. Remote. Breath-taking. Scotland really has it all. We will be spending give days canoeing along Loch Ericht to its southern western shores. Once we have set up camp there will be lots of opportunities for longer and shorter days of mountain walking.

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Ennerdale Camp and Hostel

The idyllic shore of Ennerdale Water has become a favourite spot for OutdoorLads. Think long days of walking, mixed with evening spent by an amazing camp fire with your new mates. We also have our own Dr. Ken to guide us through stargazing!

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An Island Paradise – Coll

Chill out on the Hebridean island of Coll. This tranquil island lies just off the west coast of Scotland, which is known for it’s sandy beaches and stunning seal watching (from a kayak!).

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An Island Paradise – Tiree

Join us for FOUR days during the summer. This is a fantastic opportunity to try out windsurfing, blokarting and full on relaxing! There really is no reason not to spend four days in paradise with OutdoorLads.

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We ran this trip in 2019 and people loved it, so here it is again! All climbers come here once in their life as it as a MUST for all walkers. Thrilling. Breath-taking. Challenging. We have FIVE full days of hiking these spectacular spiky towers of Italy’s most enchanting mountains. Plus, our evenings will be spent relaxing in our gorgeous hotel and spa.

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