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Walking for Mental Health Walking through grief after baby loss

When you go through tragedy, it's easy to hide from the world. Following the loss of her daughter, Jess Hodkinson did just this - until she realised she could carry the grief with her to the hills. Walking helped her to see the importance of the outdoors, she says, and our ability to connect with nature when we need it most.

Millican Dalton - The Professor of Adventure

Mountain Plants in the UK – Undervalued and Under Threat?

Upland ecologist Barbara Jones writes about the mountain plants that can be spotted on UK cliffs and what climbers and walkers can do to help protect these sensitive flora... How often do you see the media writing about...

Rockfax Digital Deep Dives Part 1 - The Data Pipeline

Our developers go into some of the technical aspects of how Rockfax Digital works under the hood. 

Walking For Mental Health Hill Running Saved my Life

Through running, Darren Clarkson found a new and unexpected response to PTSD, and a way to face down his demons. Within a year he has gone...

Conservation Ring Ouzels on the Eastern Edges

The eastern Peak District is home to a small but significant population of breeding Ring Ouzels, a bird on the Red List of...

Diversity Meet the activists helping to diversify the outdoors: Pammy Johal

Despite well-publicised efforts to introduce more people of all backgrounds to the rewards of the...


Trekking Spanish Pyrenees: How to hike the GR11

Overseas travel may still be off the agenda for most, but that needn't stop us dreaming, or making plans for future trips. And here's one to get excited about: With some of the most spectacular scenery in the Pyrenees, and enjoying a sunnier ou...

Backpacking Walking the Tour of the Lake District

The Tour of the Lake District is a 145km circular journey, visiting all the main valleys in the National Park. Lesley Williams, author of a new Cicerone guide to the route, explains the attraction of the Tour, and the joys and challenges of working on a...

The Big Routes Greater Torridon Round

Long distance fiend John Fleetwood describes an epic circuit of all the big peaks in Torridon and the Coulin Forest - a compelling challenge for hill runners who like long routes spiced with scrambling, or hardened backpackers looking to test themselves over...

National Parks Without The Crowds National Parks without the crowds: Peak District

The year of the 'staycation' is already well underway and the Peak District will soon be inundated. Certain areas are...

National Parks Without The Crowds National Parks Without the Crowds: Snowdonia

Ruggedly beautiful, and only a couple of hours from several major cities, it's no wonder that Snowdonia draws the crowds....

The Big Routes Fisherfield Six

Dan Bailey goes large on a superlative west coast adventure, with six rugged peaks and a summit camp on the Munro furthest from a...

National Parks Without The Crowds National Parks Without the Crowds: Lake District

The staycation boom will bring a flood of visitors to our National Parks this spring and summer, and...


camping Nights in Green Nylon: The Ups and Downs of Bivvy Life

Bivvies can be the nastiest nights there are, says Ronald Turnbull, but when they're not, they're the nicest...

UKC Gear Guide - supported by Rab Down vs Synthetic Insulation

Rachael and Rob talk through the pros and cons of down and synthetic insulation and explain which to use in certain situations. They explain the difference in packability, how they perform when wet, breathability, and weight.

UKC Gear Guide - supported by Rab Light Alpine Climbing Shells

Rob Greenwood talks through light alpine climbing shells in this episode of the Rab Gear Guide. He explains what you should be wearing in the alpine environment and why, and discusses the features of the most suitable jackets.

UKC Gear Guide - supported by Rab A Guide to Windshells

In this episode of the Rab Gear Guide, Rob Greenwood talks about windshells and why they are such a great layer to have in your bag out on the hill.

Food The Best Hill Snacks - Top Trumps

To get performance out of your body, you have to put fuel in. But on a big hill day not all foods are equal. You want grub that's easily carried, easy to eat, and with a good nutritional balance to keep the muscles pumping. Your choice of hill food should also be...

How to Choose a Hillwalking Shell  © UKC Gear

UKC Gear Guide - supported by Rab How to Choose a Hillwalking Shell

Waterproof vs windproof vs softshell  © Nick Brown

UKC Gear Guide - supported by Rab Waterproof vs Windproof vs Softshell

Scrambling days are some of the best days you'll have on the hill...  © Will Legon

Scrambling A Beginner's Guide to Scrambling

Gear Guide - Which Waterproof?  © Nick Brown - UKC

UKC Gear Guide - supported by Rab Which waterproof is right for you?


Mountain Literature Classics: Grasmere Journals by Dorothy Wordsworth

I wandered lonely as a cloud… Except, he didn't. William Wordsworth had his sister Dorothy along with him. Her Lakeland journal proved a valuable source of material for William and their friend and fellow poet Coleridge, says Ronald Turnbull, a...

What's on Your Bookshelf? #3

Mountain Leader and trail running coach Rachel Sheldrake shares some picks from her home climbing library...

Mountain Literature Classics: A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor

In December 1933 a young school dropout trotted down the rainswept steps of the Thames to a small Dutch freighter, and set off for Constantinople. On foot, of course. His three-volume account is one of the great works of travel...

Mountain Literature Classics: The Night Climbers of Cambridge

While the working classes were trespassing on the grouse moors of Kinder, the sons of the...

Mountain Literature Classics: Travels With a Donkey by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson was the greatest Scottish hillwalker to never walk up any hills,...

Mountain Literature Classics: Climbing Days by Dorothy Pilley

This engaging memoir by one of the pioneering women of the inter-war years is one of the best accounts...

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,...


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