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diversity Meet the activists helping to diversify the outdoors: Cherelle Harding of Steppers UK

A recent survey found that while more than 16% of White people in England regularly participate in hiking and mountaineering, just 2.6% of Black people and less than 4% of South Asian background do so. Many organisations are working to improve inclusion, but some of the big steps are being taken at a grassroots level, where new community groups are bringing the rewards of the outdoors to people of all backgrounds. Here we speak with keen walker Cherelle Harding about a group she founded, Steppers UK.

Coronavirus Where's Your Head At? Keep Mental Health in Check Post-Lockdown

Ruth Keeley writes about the parallel pandemic of mental health issues that have accompanied the COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, and how we can help people struggling to cope as the world slowly begins to open up again...

Desert Island Peaks Mark Richards

For a bit of vicarious lockdown fun we've asked some well known outdoor folk to name the mountains they'd most like to take to a fictional island. Guidebook author and illustrator Mark Richards' selection ranges across the hills of northern England, from the high...

Desert Island Peaks Kevin Woods

If you were cast away with only a few hills for entertainment, which would you choose? From the mighty Sgurr Alasdair to the...

Conservation Peregrines in the White Peak

While the peregrine population in the Dark Peak suffers from illegal persecution related to grouse moor management, these...

Reclaim these Peaks - Women's Safety Outdoors is Everyone's Problem

The murder of Sarah Everard has prompted many female runners, walkers and climbers to examine how...


Scrambling Lake District Scrambles: 10 of the best

John Fleetwood, author of Cicerone's two updated Lake District scrambling guides, lifts the lid on some of his favourite hands-on routes on the fells.

National Parks Without The Crowds National Parks without the crowds: Cairngorms

Rural Britain is bracing for a flood of visitors this spring and summer, and National Parks are likely to take a hammering. To help spread the load, and enjoy a quieter visit, bypass the busiest hills and tourist centres and head for paths less...

Trekking Hiking the Jordan Trail

The Jordan Trail has gained a reputation as one of the world's great walks. From deserts and canyons to olive groves and ancient sites, this 650km route is incredibly varied. Tony Howard, who helped establish the trail, guides us from the wooded hills of the north to the...

Trekking Hike Norway - 10 Best Treks of the South

Norway has some of the most spectacular backpacking in the world - and once travel restrictions ease, it's just a short flight...

Bagging The Huws - 100 great Welsh hills under 2000ft

Biggest isn't always best, as the authors of a new list of the best smaller Welsh hills are keen to point out. Showcasing...

One Minute Mountain Steeple

From some angles it's all drama; from others it's hardly there at all. Steeple is a fell with extremes of personality, says Alex Roddie,...

Magic Winter Moments in the Mamores

You never quite know what you're going to get on a mountain day, says Richard Haszko. Just occasionally, it's sheer perfection....


camping Environmental Etiquette - the dos and don'ts on hills and crags

From fires and litter to traffic and transport, Carla Broom examines the ways that walkers and climbers...

Skills Food for Free: Early Spring Foraging

We'll be keeping it local for a while yet, but though you probably know every inch of your area by now, it's still possible to enjoy the green spaces on your doorstep in a new way. Try hunting for edible plants in your local woods, hedgerows, and even city...

Running My Winter Running Accident - a cautionary tale

It may have been a lockdown-friendly local route he knew well, but a surprise slip on icy ground put fell runner Nick Small in a serious predicament, a situation he hadn't gone well equipped to deal with. Do you carry enough just-in-case gear on your...

winter Snowshoes in Scotland - more than just a novelty

Requiring less skill than skiing, and making a big difference when progress on foot would be a nightmare, snowshoes have a clear niche in Scottish winter, reckons Alex Roddie. Having spent years insisting he could do without, Alex is now a...

Running Walk Before You Run - winter skills for hill runners

There are a lot of strong runners out there, but those coming to winter hill running without a grounding in mountain skills may not appreciate the severity of the challenge posed by snow on the hills, says fell running guide Keri Wallace. Here...

Keep an eye on weather and snow conditions throughout the day  © Matt Stygall

Understanding Winter Weather with Plas y Brenin Part 5 - Observations on the Hill

A strong team, but the wind is really going to influence our decisions today  © Martin McKenna

Understanding Winter Weather with Plas y Brenin Part 4 - Planning and Decision Making

Having studied the SAIS forecast, we opted very emphatically for a ridge  © Dan Bailey

Understanding Winter Weather with Plas y Brenin Part 3 - How to Use the SAIS Website

part 2 montage  © Matt Stygall

Understanding Winter Weather with Plas y Brenin Part 2 – What to Look For in the Weather Forecast


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 literature, says...

Mountain Literature Classics: The Night Climbers of Cambridge

While the working classes were trespassing on the grouse moors of Kinder, the sons of the grouse-shooting set were busy illicitly clambering up the dreaming spires of Cambridge (and they were probably at it in Oxford too). Put a...

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, says Ronald Turnbull. However, he did make a long a 'backpacking' journey through southern France, and his account forms the...

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,...

Literature Classics: As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning

With barely a word of Spanish, and scarcely a penny to his name, young Laurie Lee set out on foot across...

Mountain Literature Classics: Starlight and Storm

If you want to be carried away by the power of words and share the intoxicated joy of that man on that ledge with the...


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