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The trail boasts remote river valleys...  © Katrina Megget

How Hard is New Zealand's 3000km Te Araroa Trail?

Are you looking ahead to light at the end of the Covid tunnel, and beginning to think about big trips again? Running the length of New Zealand from end to end, the 3000km Te Araroa Trail has gained a challenging reputation - but it also looks fantastic. New Zealander Katrina Megget offers the lowdown on this classic Kiwi mega-tramp.


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High above the clouds on Mam Tor  © Mike Hutton

One Minute Mountain: Mam Tor

Alex Roddie climbs everyone's favourite miniature mountain in the Peak District - Mam Tor, an easily won summit that's home to prehistoric remains and a spectacular landslip.

Lancet edge in the wind  © gregor
Lancet edge in the wind  © gregor

Avalanched on the Lancet Edge - a Cautionary Tale

Mountain rescue expert Dave 'Heavy' Whalley recalls a serious incident in the early 1970s, a time when avalanches in Scotland were poorly understood. These days we have far more information to help make safe decisions - if we choose to use it.

Idyllic greenery on the Hampta Pass trek, Himachal Pradesh  © Manish Kabadval
Idyllic greenery on the Hampta Pass trek, Himachal Pradesh  © Manish Kabadval

Trekking in India - a Beginner's Introduction

India is a stunningly diverse country for walking, and every Himalayan state and trekking route has its own special character. By way of some post-Covid planning inspiration, local expert Nutan Shinde-Pawar introduces all the major mountain areas and...

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Descending from Bencorr in the Twelve Bens after completing Carrot Ridge  © Danny Sercombe
Descending from Bencorr in the Twelve Bens after completing Carrot Ridge  © Danny Sercombe

The Mountains of Ireland - A Bumper Guide

Ireland has some of the best hillwalking on the planet, but few walkers over here seem to know it. Danny Sercombe and Stephen McAuliffe introduce the key mountain ranges of the Republic and the North.

Great holds and excellent friction give Bastow Buttress the feel of Tryfan's more famous rock climbs  © Rachel Crolla & Carl McKeating
Great holds and excellent friction give Bastow Buttress the feel of Tryfan's more famous rock climbs  © Rachel Crolla & Carl McKeating

Snowdonia's Top 10 Scrambles - Probably

Snowdonia is packed with stunning scrambling. Here are the top ten routes as chosen by Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla, co-authors of the new edition of Steve Ashton's classic guide Scrambles in Snowdonia.

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

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.

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

Ten Best Bothies for Beginners

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

Scotland's 10 Toughest Munros?

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

Mini Guide: Langdale

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

Cuillin Traverse: Taking the Easier Route

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