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Running The Lakeland Eight Hundreds - An Ultra Challenge for the Next Generation?

Fellrunner Norman Hadley sketches out a new, logically metric Lake District challenge route that only the very best could do in a day. Do you fancy being the first? Or perhaps you'd prefer to backpack it over several days...?


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Winter Snowshoeing In and Around Chamonix - Seven Top Routes

Snowshoeing is often dismissed as tame, but for non-skiing walkers it's a great way to explore Alpine winter wonderlands far from the resort bustle. With access to quiet areas away from the steeper mountains of the Mont Blanc range, Chamonix is an idea base, says Cecilia Mariani. Here's her pick of the area.

Running Going Solo on the Corris Round in Winter

The Corris Round is a circular running route in southern Eryri (Snowdonia), taking in 12 peaks from the Tarren and Cadair Idris ranges across to Maesglase. Jade Phillips hit it in a gorgeous weather window in early December...

Backpacking West Highland (High)Way - The Mountain Alternative

The West Highland Way is trodden by thousands. But while the route has plenty of scenery, it misses all the best bits - which, as any hillwalker knows, are up high. John Fleetwood rectifies that in a big way with a summit-level, crowd-avoiding...

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Scottish Wild Country 12 Great Journeys

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Horrible Hills for Halloween

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Stag Spotting in Lakeland

No Rope, No Car, No Problem: Via Ferratas and Trails in Southeastern Europe

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Scotland's Greatest Corbetts - A Top 20

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Mini Guide: The Galloway Hills

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Across Dartmoor in a Day

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Hut to Hut in the Tyrol - A Family Adventure


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Scrambling Classic Scramble - The Dubh Ridge

With acres of perfect slabs in a stunning island location, the Dubh Ridge isn't only one of the longest rock climbs in the UK, but also has to be among the most enjoyable at any grade. Dan Bailey and Nick Brown load up for an overnight trip to this laid-back...

Backpacking Walking the New Shropshire Way

The newly revitalised Shropshire Way makes a 180-mile loop through the unsung hills of this quietly stunning border county. John Gillham, author of a new Cicerone guide, describes some of the highlights of the route.

Munros Scotland's 10 Easiest Munros?

You'll find all kinds of terrain on Scotland's 3000-footers, from thrilling scrambles to gentle strolls. There may be more glamour in the tough ones, but here's a chance to enjoy some of the more achievable ticks on the list.

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.

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Classic Winter Ben Nevis via the CMD Arete

Backpacking Long Distance Special: 15 of Britain's Best Big Trails

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The Mountains of Ireland - A Bumper Guide

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Avalanched on the Lancet Edge - a Cautionary Tale

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Cuillin Traverse: Taking the Easier Route

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Greater Torridon Round

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