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On Lairds Cleuch Rig with Broad Law behind   © Ronald Turnbull

Scotland's Border Country – Where Hill Running's Been in Vogue for 500 Years

North of the Scottish-English border lies some of most underrated hill country in Britain - and there's heaps of it! Let Ronald Turnbull be your guide to this neglected expanse of rolling hills and empty glens.


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Autumn morning on Ben Alder and the Lancet Edge  © Dan Bailey

One Minute Mountain: Ben Alder

Big, complex, and impressively remote, Ben Alder might just be the perfect all-round mountain, reckons Alex Roddie.

One happy chappie on the HRP  © Alex Roddie
One happy chappie on the HRP  © Alex Roddie

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 trail.

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

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.

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Accessing the Inaccessible  © Hamish Frost
Accessing the Inaccessible  © Hamish Frost

Scotland's 10 Toughest Munros?

There may be an easy path up most 3000 footers, but some are a lot more challenging. From airy scrambles to remote summits that need real determination, here are some of the toughest ticks on the list

Pinnacle Ridge montage  © Jessie Leong
Pinnacle Ridge montage  © Jessie Leong

Classic Scramble - Pinnacle Ridge

The greatest ridge scramble in the Lake District proves the perfect mountain escape for Jessie Leong

10 best beginners\' bothies montage  © Geoff Allan
10 best beginners\' bothies montage  © Geoff Allan

Ten Best Bothies for Beginners

Fancy your first bothy night, but unsure which to pick? Here Geoff Allan, author of The Scottish Bothy Bible, offers a selection of the most beginner-friendly bothies.

Ben Crom and other summits rising behind Ben Crom Reservoir, seen from slabs on the slopes of Slieve Binnian  © Adrian Hendroff
Ben Crom and other summits rising behind Ben Crom Reservoir, seen from slabs on the slopes of Slieve Binnian  © Adrian Hendroff

10 Great Walks in and Around the Mournes

Guidebook author Adrian Hendroff describes ten of his favourite walks in the Mourne and Cooley Mountains, a spectacular corner of Northern Ireland that's too often overlooked.

Running in Langdale - popular, but justifiably so  © Kingsley Jones
Running in Langdale - popular, but justifiably so  © Kingsley Jones

Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District

Ireland's mountains thumb  © Stephen McAuliffe
Ireland's mountains thumb  © Stephen McAuliffe

The Mountains of Ireland - A Bumper Guide

Cluanie thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
Cluanie thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

The Big Routes: South Cluanie Ridge

Topping out on Pavey Ark, February  © cat22
Topping out on Pavey Ark, February  © cat22

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