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A chain of lochs link the interior to the sea...  © Mal Grey

Across Inverpolly by Canoe

Mal Grey and friends make an amphibious crossing of Inverpolly, a multi-day canoe-based adventure under the shadow of Suilven.


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Looking for a beastie at Lochan Toll nam Biast  © Ronald Turnbull

Lakes with Legends

From tourist industry-boosting monsters to talking fish, our mountain tarns, lochs and llynnau abound with spurious legends. Here are a few of Ronald Turnbull's favourites, by spooky coincidence just in time for Halloween.

NZ great trails montage  © Stewart Nimmo
NZ great trails montage  © Stewart Nimmo

New Zealand's Great Walks

James Lowe introduces the Great Walks, a collection of classic Kiwi trails that showcase the amazing diversity of New Zealand, hands down one of the best walking destinations on the planet.

A walker on Puig de Gatazo’s south ridge – sunny skies but cold winds in winter  © Paul Harrison
A walker on Puig de Gatazo’s south ridge – sunny skies but cold winds in winter  © Paul Harrison

Climbing Mallorca's 1000m Peaks

Climbers and cyclists flock to Mallorca, but this rugged island also deserves to be better known for hillwalking, says local resident Paul Harrison. Here's his guide to Mallorca's 1000m peaks, a uniquely Mediterranean ticklist.

The Big Routes: A Traverse of the Dingle Peninsula

Classic Scramble - An Teallach

10 Mini Mountains That Pack a Punch

The Galloway Hills: Small but Surprising

Low Level Walks in Northern Snowdonia

Walking the Cambrian Way

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

The Big Rounds


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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

Grade 2 might be hard to define, but among their number are some of the greatest scrambles in the country. Whether viewed as a stepping stone to sterner fare, or as the pinnacle of your ambition, here are eight absolute crackers to get you started.

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

Mini Guide: Langdale

Langdale may be just one among many characterful Lakeland valleys, but few can match its famous Pikes, its easy access from Ambleside, or its wealth of classic walks, scrambles and climbs. Dan Aspel has the lowdown on this high ground.

Grade I montage  © indigo
Grade I montage  © indigo

Grade I Winter: 12 Must-Do Routes

You don't have to be a beginner to enjoy a classic grade I. From easy snow gullies in grand settings to famously airy ridges, these are some of the greatest days out in the winter hills.

TMB montage  © Dave Forey
TMB montage  © Dave Forey

How to Walk the Tour du Mont Blanc

Making a complete circuit of the Mont Blanc massif, the Tour du Mont Blanc is one of Europe's greatest long distance treks. It is accessible to walkers of average abilities, reckons Chamonix local Will Harris: Here's everything you need to know...

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

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

Cluanie thumbnail  © Dan Bailey
Cluanie thumbnail  © Dan Bailey

The Big Routes: South Cluanie Ridge

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

Seven Best Big Hills for Winter Beginners

Classic Scramble - Pinnacle Ridge

Ten Best Bothies for Beginners

The Ridges of Norway's Jotunheim