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Interview "All-in, To The End" - Andy Berry Breaks Lake District 24hr Record

On Saturday 20th May Andy Berry broke the speed record on the Lake District 24-Hour fell challenge, beating Kim Collison's 2020 time of 23 hours 45 minutes by over 20 minutes, to record a new ti...

Labour Promises Right to Roam for England

The Labour Party, current odds-on favourite to form the next UK Government, has stated an intention to introduce a Scottish-style right of access to the countryside in England. What might that mean in practice? Could it be a game changer for...

Time for a New Manifesto on Access, say Campaigners

Today, 24th April, is the 91st anniversary of the Mass Trespass on Kinder Scout, a seminal event in the historic struggle for public access to the countryside. But with less than 10% of England yet open to all - in rather sad contrast to the...

Brecon Beacons - Welsh Name is Adopted

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has announced that the Park will now be known officially by the historic Welsh name...

Huge New Pylon Line Planned for East Highlands

A major new power line is being developed in the East Highlands. Running roughly 170km from Caithness, through...

Lakeland Festival of Light 2023 "One of the Best Yet"

The 7th Lakeland Festival of Light took place on Catbells on Saturday 1st April. The night time charity...


adidas Terrex Free Hiker 2 GTX

"These shoes are fun - and that's something I wouldn't normally say about a walking boot..." Light, bouncy, and stylish, the Terrex Free Hiker 2 is an all-round enjoyable experience, says Tim Hill. But maybe not for scrambling!

Simple Items That Might Save Your Life: First Aid Kit

On a warm spring day in Assynt, Gail Donaldson could have gone ultra-light and barely equipped. But when a...

Podcast Mountain Air - 12. Heavy Whalley on a Lifetime in Search and Rescue

"There's no greater feeling than finding people alive in the mountains" says David 'Heavy' Whalley. Veteran of more than 1000 call-outs, and a keen climber and hillwalker now on his ninth Munro round, Heavy joins Dan Aspel...

Opinion In Praise of the Gàidhlig

As we roam the Highlands, it's worth being mindful of the linguistic heritage beneath our boots, says Norman Hadley. You can be forgiven for not immediately getting your tongue around Beinn a' Chlaidheimh or Sgùrr Cos na Breachd-laoidh. But you should certainly...

Mountain Literature Classics: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

From wherever-Camelot-was, eight weeks through Wales to the Peak District, in winter: that's a fair hike, says Ronald Turnbull, even in Gore-Tex lined boots with modern footpath signs. These Dark Age verses on an arduous quest must be the...

Herstory The Climbing Cholitas: Skirts to the Top for Women's Empowerment

Anna Fleming writes about climbing and mountaineering as a means of self-determination and empowerment for women around the world. Five brightly coloured skirts and petticoats dance in the wind, the full fabrics lifting...

Learning on the job in the Tatras  © Louise James

Walking for Mental Health - Climbing Europe's High Points

March morning on the summit of Sgor Gaoith  © Dan Bailey -

My Move to the Mountains: Life on Speyside

Gear Reviews

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Book Review: Voices From the Hills

Just decades ago women were unable to compete in traditional mountain races, yet today we see female runners winning ultra distance events outright. But without knowledge of the pioneers, how can women achieve the same sense of belonging in the...

Sprayway Kid's Jackets - Eldon IA and Kip IA

A shell and a fleece which can be zipped together for convenience (but which also of course work well alone), these kid's jackets are decent value, says Dan Bailey, with good hand-me-down potential. From climbing hills to the school run, the...

Osprey Mutant Nimsdai 90

An expedition pack primarily designed for mountaineering in big overseas environments, the Mutant Nimsdai 90 is also a good choice for multi-day mountain and backpacking adventures here in the UK, says John McKenna. 

Open Comp Mountain Equipment Glacier 450 Sleeping Bag Competition

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Open Comp WIN a Vango F10 Xenon UL 2+ PLUS 1 of 10 Nikwax Camping Care Kits!

In this competition, Nikwax is offering you the chance to win 1 of 10 Nikwax Camping Care Kits PLUS one lucky winner will also receive a Vango F10 Xenon UL 2 Plus worth £535!

Winner announced WINNER - Win a Gregory Alpinisto 38 LT

Here is your chance to win a Gregory Alpinisto 38 LT! Not all alpine packs are created equal. That's why the Alpinisto LT is designed to adapt to your day in the Alpine. 

Gear News

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Stanley's IceFlow™ Flip Straw Tumbler Lands in the UK!

Leakproof and easily packable, the new Stanley IceFlow™ series is the perfect choice for all. Whether you're climbing a summit, or heading to the park, gym, or the office, the new IceFlowTM Flip Straw Tumbler allows you to keep your ...

MPOWERD Luci Lights - New Big String and Luci Beam

Solar power lighting specialists MPOWERD introduced two new products - The new Big String and Luci Beam. 

The new Adidas TERREX Skychaser Tech Mid GORE-TEX

The TERREX SKYCHASER TECH MID GORE-TEX merges key benefits of hiking and trail running shoes, ensuring comfort while supporting speed and agility.

Latest Deals

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Scarpa Mescalito Mids - Save 35%

Save 35% and pick up a pair of comfortable, lightweight, three-season hiking boots for just £149! Get ready for summer trekking, hiking and walking adventures.

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