About the Forums

These discussion forums are hosted on UKHillwalking.com. There are 17 forums covering a variety of different topics - read Forum Descriptions for more details.

To post on the forums you should first become a registered user. The Lost and Found, Starting Out and BMC Areas forums allow postings from unregistered users but the main forums don't - read more about our Posting Guidelines.

Forums Help Page

Becoming a Registered User

To Register as a New User, you'll enter your chosen user name, your preferred email address and a password. We will immediately send you a confirmation email with a single click link in it to activate your registration. You will then have full access to the forums.

Registration Help Page

Are the Forums moderated?

These forums are moderated by Alan James, Jack Geldard, Paul Phillips, Rob Greenwood, Mark Glaister and Jonathan Lagoe. Our aim is to keep up the general standard of the forums by following the Posting Guidelines. We don't want to stifle good debate and consequently you may well encounter forthright opinions - read more about our policy on censorship.

If you come across anything which you object to then please Report Abuse.

User Options

You can use your User Options to tailor the Forums to your own preferences. The video below shows many of the different things you can do using User Options.

To help you target your questions, answers and arguments, the forums are as follows:

My Topics

This forum shows all the topics that you've replied to or bookmarked. It shows the latest topics by default but you can search further into the past by clicking on the Include Older Topics button.

HILLTALK

A general forum for topics relating to hillwalking. Discuss walks you have been on, great scrambles, the best ridges, Munro-bagging and longer multi-day walks.

Winter Climbing

From Scottish gullies to Rjukan ice falls, this is the forum to discuss everything involved with winter climbing. Conditions, what's in and what's not, avalanche risk, recommended routes plus accounts of your exploits.

Expedition & Alpine Mountaineering

Planning an overseas expedition or your first trip to the alps? Route and area info. Travel, logistics, bureacracy, equipment, etc.

Climbing Gear

Post all your climbing gear-related questions here. You know how you love comparing Friends with Camalots!

Local Areas

This forum is for discussion of issues relating to local areas. It can be for discussing ongoing access situations, for flagging up crag restoration and clean-up initiatives, and discussion relating to BMC Area Meetings. Please report any new access problems direct to the BMC.

Off Belay

A forum for general non-climbing discussions and debate. Discuss politics, society, sport, whatever you feel like on this popular forum. Please keep the trivial and extra light-hearted stuff in The Pub.
Please note - Unsuitable posts in Off Belay will be either moved to The Pub, or just deleted. 'Unsuitable' means chatty posts between mates, trivial jokes and banter, mimic posts or posts with mild bad language in the starter post or title.

Running

Everything to do with running be it trail running, fell running and road running. Gear, techniques, great runs you have done - this is the place for all that.

Biking

A forum dedicated to two wheel pursuits. Both road bike and mountain bike activities can be discussed here. Where to go, cycling tips, and of course the all-important bike gear discussions.

Skiing

A forum dedicated to discussions about skiing on or off-piste, ski mountaineering, snowboarding or anything that involves sliding down the mountains instead of climbing up them.

Photography

This is the place for all discussions relating to cameras and outdoor photography. Discuss the latest digital camera or have long discussions over the merits of one of the many thousands of photographs in the UKC Photo Galleries.

Culture Bunker

A forum dedicated to reviews and discussion of media and the arts. Just read a book? Why not share it by writing a review. Love music? Want to critique the latest releases? The Culture Bunker is the place. Seen a play or a film? Let's hear about it. This is the place to come if you are looking for a book, album or film recommendation.

The Pub

A forum for relaxed conversation, gossip, chatting to your mates. Topics are deleted if they don't have any replies for 7 days, so this is a great place for topics which don't really need to be archived for posterity. The Pub is turned off by default from new users, and it is only available to registered users; you have to opt-in to see this forum. It is less-strictly moderated than the other forums and you may encounter some forthright views and strong language.

Lost & Found

Found something at a cliff, left something in the car park? Here's where to post your notice... good luck. Threads are auto-deleted after 90 days without replies.

Lifts & Partners

Need someone to climb with, or a lift to Scotland - put your notice here and make new friends! Please register first though since we don't allow partner requests from unregistered users. This is also the place to post notices about climbing friends you have lost contact with and are trying to find. Threads are auto-deleted after 90 days without replies.

For Sale/Wanted

A place for register users to buy, sell and exchange items. Items, or groups of items, for sale over 100, and links to eBay auctions must be in a Premier For Sale Post, at only £5 per week. No commercial sales are allowed, these must be Premier Posts at the appropriate rate. Threads are auto-deleted after 90 days without replies. UKClimbing.com Ltd takes NO responsibility for the quality, legality, suitability of any goods marketed on this forum. Check our For Sale Forum Guidelines.

Premier Posts

This forum is exclusively for commercial messages, or messages which need long term exposure. It is a paid forum and the posts are rotated across the top 5 positions of all the other forums to gain maximum exposure. More about Premier Posts.