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Wales' Wildest Mountains - The Rhinogydd

A memorable walk in Wales' roughest, wildest mountains...

On Lairds Cleuch Rig with Broad Law behind   © Ronald Turnbull

Scotland's Border Country – Where Hill Running's Been in Vogue for 500 Years

North of the Scottish-English border lies some of most underrated hill country in...

Here comes the sun...  © Dan Bailey
Here comes the sun...  © Dan Bailey

Expert Tips: Wild Camping

Anyone can camp wild - there's no barrier to entry - but if you've not yet tried it then you may be wondering where to start. From gear selection and the best camp food, to midges, toileting and choosing a good place to pitch, three wild camping old hands share their...

Autumn morning on Ben Alder and the Lancet Edge  © Dan Bailey
Autumn morning on Ben Alder and the Lancet Edge  © Dan Bailey

One Minute Mountain: Ben Alder

Big, complex, and impressively remote, Ben Alder might just be the perfect all-round mountain, reckons Alex Roddie.

One happy chappie on the HRP  © Alex Roddie
One happy chappie on the HRP  © Alex Roddie

How to Hike the Haute Route Pyrenees

One of Europe's great long-distance routes, the Haute Route Pyrenees extends for some 800km from Atlantic to Mediterranean along the crest of the high Pyrenees. Alex Roddie offers the lowdown on this classic trek, and tells a few tales from the trail.

Alison Hargreaves on Les Droites  © steve.aisthorpe
Alison Hargreaves on Les Droites  © steve.aisthorpe

Mountain Literature Classics: Regions of the Heart

The biography of Alison Hargreaves is the story of a life of drive and talent cut short by tragic circumstance, says Ronald Turnbull.   

Take your trail running to new levels by improving your planning and navigation skills     © Keri Wallace

Route Planning for Trail Runners

Lorraine McCall Corbett-eering on the Rois-bheinn range  © Dan Bailey

Climbing the Corbetts - Harder than the Munros?

Crossing ridge to Carnedd Ugain with Crib Goch in the background  © jethro kiernan

How to Do the Welsh 3000s Challenge

Faraz reflecting over a campfire in the Gobi desert.  © Emmanuel Berthier

Opinion No Country for Brown (Wo)Men?


Gear Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Jackal review  © Rob Greenwood

La Sportiva Jackal

"I liked the Jackal from the moment I first put them on and have continued to love them through repeated use" says Rob Greenwood. Designed for ultra distances runners, this light-but-cushioned trail shoe would be a good choice for anyone lookin...

Poles are dead handy for stream crossings as well as walking  © Dan Bailey
Poles are dead handy for stream crossings as well as walking  © Dan Bailey

Komperdell Carbon Expedition FXP4 Vario Poles

Featuring an interesting self-deploying mechanism, Komperdell's Carbon Expedition FXP4 is a robust folding trekking pole that's built to take some knocks, says Dan Bailey.

On open moorland you're alright providing it hasn't rained too much - otherwise things get slippy!  © UKC Gear
On open moorland you're alright providing it hasn't rained too much - otherwise things get slippy!  © UKC Gear

Arc'teryx Norvan LD 2

The follow-up to the original Norvan, the Norvan LD is pitched as being both lighter and more durable. It is designed with long distance trails in mind, but does it live up to this claim? Rob Greenwood thinks it's actually better suited to short-to-middle distance...


IKO thumb  © Petzl

Open Comp Win A New Petzl IKO CORE

Petzl IKO - The Headlamp, Reinvented Lightweight rechargeable headlamp with multi-beam and AIRFIT headband. 500 lumens

MSR Reactor 3x2  © MSR
MSR Reactor 3x2  © MSR

Winner announced WINNER - Win the MSR 1.7L Reactor Stove

MSR's much-loved Reactor Stove has become a staple for wilderness backpackers looking for cooking performance in extreme conditions, where wind and cold can wreak havoc on a stove's reliability. The Reactor is compact, self-contained and...

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Pair of Komperdell Carbon FXP.4 Expedition Varios

Gold Winner of the prestigious Outdoor by ISPO 2019 Best New Product Prize, Komperdell's innovative "self deploying" Carbon FXP.4 Expedition Pole is now available in the UK - and this is your chance to win a pair worth...


Gear News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

DOLOMITE 54 Hike GTX

Dolomite is a brand famed for its outdoor footwear excellence, and once again this summer season, it is proposing the next big must-have: 54 Hike Gtx, the ultimate expression of 100% Italian performance, comfort and style.

Pre-order now: The Beaches of Wales

The complete guide to every beach and cove around the Welsh coastline

Nikwax Camping Kit  © Nikwax
Nikwax Camping Kit  © Nikwax

Nikwax Camping Kit

With campsites now open and bookings flooding in its time to dust off your camping kit and thanks to Nikwax's new Camping Kit (£19.99) you'll have everything you need to clean and protect your tent, camping gear, waterproofs and much more.


Alpkit Jobs: Customer Service Aftersales.  © Alpkit
Alpkit Jobs: Customer Service Aftersales.  © Alpkit

Alpkit Jobs: Customer Service Aftersales.

Want to join our band of Customer Service heroes? Our Aftersales team speaks enthusiastically with our customer and helps them with their product...

JOBS: BMC Interim Executive  © BMC Office
JOBS: BMC Interim Executive  © BMC Office

BMC Interim Executive

BMC Interim Executive required The BMC is looking for an Interim Executive for an initial period of approx. 3 months (mid-Aug to mid-Nov), to fulfil...

Channel Manager, 2pure, North East  © 2Pure
Channel Manager, 2pure, North East  © 2Pure

Channel Manager, 2pure, North East

2pure is the exclusive distributor for brands operating within the specialist Cycle, Outdoor, Run and Lifestyle & Fashion markets. We work with brands that are disruptive, innovative and have a desirability built into their DNA. Our customers span the...