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Dingle thumbnail  © Stephen McAuliffe

The Big Routes: A Traverse of the Dingle Peninsula

Packing a tent and a sense of adventure, Stephen McAuliffe walks the length of Ireland's Dingle Peninsula, where the mountains rise straight out of the sea.


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The rounded sandstone is fantastically grippy  © Rosie Robson

Classic Scramble - An Teallach

Rosie Robson and friends have a wild time on one of the iconic ridge traverses of Scotland's spectacular north west.

An Sgurr, Eigg  © Al Todd
An Sgurr, Eigg  © Al Todd

10 Mini Mountains That Pack a Punch

Biggest isn't necessarily best - and here are ten good reasons why not. For sheer presence these pint sized upstarts easily outshine most hills twice their height. More than just scenic viewpoints with a nice outlook on taller neighbours, these mini mountains...

On Mullwarchar, pointless looking for a path  © Ronald Turnbull
On Mullwarchar, pointless looking for a path  © Ronald Turnbull

The Galloway Hills: Small but Surprising

Whatever you get from Galloway, it won't be what you were expecting, says Ronald Turnbull, Galloway resident and author of a new guidebook to the area.

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Watched by bemused onlookers, an ill-equipped party set off down the PYG track  © David Dear
Watched by bemused onlookers, an ill-equipped party set off down the PYG track  © David Dear

Accident Black Spots in the British Hills

Mountain mishaps can of course happen anywhere, but over the years certain locations have become notorious for accidents. With help from local Mountain Rescue Teams we detail some of the key spots here.

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

Cluanie thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
Cluanie thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

The Big Routes: South Cluanie Ridge

Dan Bailey gets a spring mountain fix on an overnight trip along this classic multi-Munro ridge traverse.

TMB montage  © Dave Forey
TMB montage  © Dave Forey

How to Walk the Tour du Mont Blanc

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

Ten Best Bothies for Beginners

Scrambling aficionado Stephen Goodwin high above Langstrath on the fantastic Cam Crag   © Dan Bailey
Scrambling aficionado Stephen Goodwin high above Langstrath on the fantastic Cam Crag   © Dan Bailey

Britain's Best Grade 2 Scrambles

Just before the descent to the col between West Styggedalstinden and Sentraltinden  © Margrethe Seeger Halvorsen
Just before the descent to the col between West Styggedalstinden and Sentraltinden  © Margrethe Seeger Halvorsen

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