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

Bagging Climbing the Corbetts - Harder than the Munros?

They may be smaller than the 3000-foot-plus Munros, but Corbetts yield nothing in ruggedness, quality and challenge. What's so special about Scotland's other great hill list, and what's it like to tick off all 222? We speak to three people who've done just that. 

Dexamethasone - a drug making headway in treating the worst-affected COVID-19 patients.  © Tom Newberry

Coronavirus Dexamethasone - The Mountain Drug Leading the Way against COVID-19

Yeamans come in all sizes, locations and characters, from the remote drama of peaks like Beinn Dearg Mor...  © Myrddyn Phillips
Yeamans come in all sizes, locations and characters, from the remote drama of peaks like Beinn Dearg Mor...  © Myrddyn Phillips

Bagging Ups and Downs – The Story of Handbook of the Scottish Hills

Eric Yeaman's Handbook of the Scottish Hills was one of the most influential hill lists ever produced, says Myrddyn Phillips - but today few people seem to know about it. A new e-book, free to download, tells the story of the Yeamans.

Zahrah Mahmood montage  © Zahrah Mahmood
Zahrah Mahmood montage  © Zahrah Mahmood

Interview Surmounting Stereotypes with Zahrah Mahmood, the Hillwalking Hijabi

As a practising Muslim woman, Zahrah Mahmood is in a conspicuous minority on the hills, a situation she hopes to help change by example. "If you didn't see anyone who looked like you outdoors, you'd start to believe it...

The outdoor community is not known for its racial or cultural diversity. Raheim Robinson, NYC climber.  © Ben Gurst
The outdoor community is not known for its racial or cultural diversity. Raheim Robinson, NYC climber.  © Ben Gurst

Black Lives Matter - Resources for the Outdoor Community

As the world reacts to the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, we at...

Mark on Place Fell  © Mark Richards
Mark on Place Fell  © Mark Richards

Interview Mark Richards, Author of Walking the Lakeland Fells

More words must have been written about the Lake District than any other UK mountain area, but there's...

Slim chance of accident but I'm solo, far from help, so how wise will serious hillwalking look as we return to the outdoors?  © Dan Bailey
Slim chance of accident but I'm solo, far from help, so how wise will serious hillwalking look as we return to the outdoors?  © Dan Bailey

Coronavirus Steps out of Lockdown: What Next for Safety in the Outdoors?

As we contemplate a gradual return to the outdoors, there seem to be more questions than answers. Chief...


One happy chappie on the HRP  © Alex Roddie

Trekking 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...

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

Challenge How to Do the Welsh 3000s Challenge

Summer's here, lockdown is easing, and now's the time to think about getting back on the hills in a big way. If you're going large, hill days don't get much better than the Welsh 3000-ers. Will Legon has the lowdown on this classic challenge.

Looking to the Fairfield Horseshoe from Heron Pike  © Nicholas Livesey
Looking to the Fairfield Horseshoe from Heron Pike  © Nicholas Livesey

One One Minute Mountain: Fairfield

Alex Roddie takes a lightning tour of Helvellyn's equally worthy neighbour Fairfield, focus of two classic horseshoe walks, and a fell with hidden depths.

Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Beinn Eighe.  © Myfyr Tomos
Coire Mhic Fhearchair, Beinn Eighe.  © Myfyr Tomos

One One Minute Mountain: Beinn Eighe

Alex Roddie explores one of Torridon's finest, the complex and dramatic Beinn Eighe massif.

Skiddaw from the northeast  © Dan Bailey
Skiddaw from the northeast  © Dan Bailey

Destination Social Distancing: Avoid the Honeypot Hills

As lockdown eases in some parts of the UK, walkers have begun to return to the hills. But no one wants to see crowding on...

Pen Y Ghent  © Chris Clayton
Pen Y Ghent  © Chris Clayton

One One Minute Mountain: Pen-y-ghent

Alex Roddie heads to the Pennines to explore a more mountainous Yorkshire Dales favourite.

The hills around Cross Fell are scattered with interesting cairns  © Dan Bailey
The hills around Cross Fell are scattered with interesting cairns  © Dan Bailey

One One Minute Mountain: Cross Fell

For our long-running series on Britain's best-loved hills, Alex Roddie gets his feet wet in search of the Helm Wind, on the moody...


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

Running Route Planning for Trail Runners

Self sufficiency is the essence of hill running, and it starts with sound planning. Those from a walking background may not...

Urban orienteering could work well at the moment  © Will Legon
Urban orienteering could work well at the moment  © Will Legon

children Family Walks on Lockdown - Keep it Local, but Make it Fun

In these mad times the family walk has taken on a whole new importance, combining much-needed exercise and a sanity break in one. Here are a few ideas for keeping the kids engaged on that daily trip to the park.

Home workouts can be fun as well as keeping you fit...  © Claire Maxted
Home workouts can be fun as well as keeping you fit...  © Claire Maxted

coronavirus Lockdown? No Problem - Here's How to Keep Fit at Home

With only one exercise outing per day, and the possibility of a full lockdown looming, UKH regular Claire Maxted offers some thoughts on how to stay fit, healthy and motivated without leaving home - including a couple of workout vids.

Embracing the exposure on Bristly Ridge  © Will Legon
Embracing the exposure on Bristly Ridge  © Will Legon

Scrambling Scramblers - Learn to Manage a Fear of Heights

Is a fear of heights holding back your scrambling progress? Will Legon describes some clever ways to reprogram your fear response and help the rational you regain control...

Storm force winds on Beinn Sgritheall  © Mac fae Stirling
Storm force winds on Beinn Sgritheall  © Mac fae Stirling

Skills Wind in the Mountains

In a winter of constant storms, windy walks are inevitable. But most people are a poor judge of wind speed, and its effects on a walker. Know your limits, says Helen Howe. Here are her tips for safer walking in the wind...

Even sunny days can feel pretty wild and full-on in winter!  © Dan Bailey

Expert Tips Winter Walking

We're not lost, honest...  © Joby Waldman

Skills 10 Ways to Get Better at Map Reading

Peanmeanach Bothy on New Year's Day night.  © Ice Nine

bothy 10 Tips For a Winter Bothy Night

Trail shoes and mini gaiters on the Ramsay Round  © David Lintern

Expert Tips Walking Further and Faster


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.   

As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning  © Laurie Lee
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning  © Laurie Lee

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 pre-Civil War Spain. His account is a beautiful book about a harsh journey, says Ronald Turnbull.

Eiger 1989 day 4: Below the Quartz Crack  © Robert Durran
Eiger 1989 day 4: Below the Quartz Crack  © Robert Durran

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 snow down the back of his neck – well, the man is Gaston Rébuffat, and this is the book for you, says Ronald Turnbull.

Reading 'The Big Walks' at Keswick Moot Hall, pre-dawn start point for the Lakes 3000s walk  © Ronald Turnbull
Reading 'The Big Walks' at Keswick Moot Hall, pre-dawn start point for the Lakes 3000s walk  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: The Big Walks

Back in 1980, in an age of sludgy photos and plodding layout, this glossy collection of classic challenges hit the...

We've got no topo, but we do have this canned meat label...  © Felice Benuzzi
We've got no topo, but we do have this canned meat label...  © Felice Benuzzi

Mountain Literature Classics: No Picnic on Mount Kenya

To experience the real freedom of the mountains, you've just got to break out of a prison camp to get to them,...

Enjoying the view of Loweswater from the Wordsworth-approved end  © Ronald Turnbull
Enjoying the view of Loweswater from the Wordsworth-approved end  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: Wordsworth's Guide to the Lakes

Wandering lonely as a cloud had a practical spin-off, when the poet Wordsworth turned his hand to...

I passed about 1 million trees on my own Appalachian jaunt  © Ronald Turnbull
I passed about 1 million trees on my own Appalachian jaunt  © Ronald Turnbull

Mountain Literature Classics: Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods

This 'intensely self-mocking' account of how not to hike the Appalachian Trail leaves the reader in no...


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