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Urban orienteering could work well at the moment  © Will Legon

Children Family Walks on Lockdown - Keep it Local, but Make it Fun

In these mad times the family walk has taken on a whole new importance, combining much-needed exercise and a sanity break in one. Here are a few ideas for keeping the kids engaged on that daily trip to the park.


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Home workouts can be fun as well as keeping you fit...  © Claire Maxted

Lockdown? No Problem - Here's How to Keep Fit at Home

With only one exercise outing per day, and the possibility of a full lockdown looming, UKH regular Claire Maxted offers some thoughts on how to stay fit, healthy and motivated without leaving home - including a couple of workout vids.

Embracing the exposure on Bristly Ridge  © Will Legon
Embracing the exposure on Bristly Ridge  © Will Legon

Scrambling Scramblers - Learn to Manage a Fear of Heights

Is a fear of heights holding back your scrambling progress? Will Legon describes some clever ways to reprogram your fear response and help the rational you regain control...

Storm force winds on Beinn Sgritheall  © Mac fae Stirling
Storm force winds on Beinn Sgritheall  © Mac fae Stirling

Skills Wind in the Mountains

In a winter of constant storms, windy walks are inevitable. But most people are a poor judge of wind speed, and its effects on a walker. Know your limits, says Helen Howe. Here are her tips for safer walking in the wind...

Even sunny days can feel pretty wild and full-on in winter!  © Dan Bailey
Even sunny days can feel pretty wild and full-on in winter!  © Dan Bailey

Expert Tips Winter Walking

Winter is by far the most serious season on the summits, so we've asked a panel of pros for some hard-won advice. From key kit to essential...

We're not lost, honest...  © Joby Waldman
We're not lost, honest...  © Joby Waldman

Skills 10 Ways to Get Better at Map Reading

Everyone, no matter how experienced, will get lost once in a while. Here are a few ways to make that less frequent, from Mountain...

Peanmeanach Bothy on New Year's Day night.  © Ice Nine
Peanmeanach Bothy on New Year's Day night.  © Ice Nine

Bothy 10 Tips For a Winter Bothy Night

Is the festive indulgence getting a bit much? Try going back to basics with a winter bothy night, advises John Burns. But wait, there are...

Trail shoes and mini gaiters on the Ramsay Round  © David Lintern
Trail shoes and mini gaiters on the Ramsay Round  © David Lintern

Expert Tips Walking Further and Faster

Big routes put big demands on the walker. What's the key to a successful mega-mission? From training and nutrition to footwear and...

Going light montage  © Dan Bailey
Going light montage  © Dan Bailey

Top Tips Lightweight Walking - Tips for Beginners

Fulmar  © Brian
Fulmar  © Brian

Birds How to Identify Common Seabirds

Another Sunset from Crib Goch  © jethro kiernan
Another Sunset from Crib Goch  © jethro kiernan

Skills Welsh (Cymraeg) for Hillwalkers

ML candidates in the Lake District - but we can't all be out in the fells every weekend  © Jake Phillips
ML candidates in the Lake District - but we can't all be out in the fells every weekend  © Jake Phillips

Top Tips Preparing for Your ML When You Don't Live in the Hills

The classic Cosmiques Arête in the Mont Blanc Massif.  © Calum Muskett
The classic Cosmiques Arête in the Mont Blanc Massif.  © Calum Muskett

High Altitude and Acclimatisation Part 1 - An Introduction

It's just an exercise, but in a real incident a record of the casualty could make a big difference  © Will Legon
It's just an exercise, but in a real incident a record of the casualty could make a big difference  © Will Legon

Rescue The Casualty Card - A Forgotten First Aid Tool

mag grid thumb  © UKHillwalking
mag grid thumb  © UKHillwalking

Skills Magnetic North is Moving East - Here's How to Correct For It

avalanche 2 montage  © Jack Geldard
avalanche 2 montage  © Jack Geldard

Avalanche Basics Part 2: Staying Safe


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Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team at work.  © Calder Valley SRT
Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team at work.  © Calder Valley SRT

Using SARLOC for Rescue on your Smartphone

Getting smart with your smartphone might just save your life in an emergency, writes Judy Whiteside, Editor of Mountain Rescue Magazine. 'There are many apps for smartphone which show the phone's location, but these rely on the lost person having...

In real life, it's often lower and safer - like toproping at Bowles Rocks in the south of England  © Charles Arthur
In real life, it's often lower and safer - like toproping at Bowles Rocks in the south of England  © Charles Arthur

Advice for novices and would-be climbers

Have you thought "I'm terrified of heights" or "I'm not nearly strong enough to lift myself up by my arms"? We tell you why climbing isn't really that dangerous, and why you don't need to be able to do tons of pull-ups to be pretty good at it.

rescue team  © jaggy bunnet
rescue team  © jaggy bunnet

Rescue Calling in a Mountain Rescue

Phoning for help in the mountains - we all hope we'll never need to, but if the worst happened would you know what to do? Mountain first aid expert Helen Howe talks us through the process.

A sudden thaw hits Great Gable  © Dan Bailey
A sudden thaw hits Great Gable  © Dan Bailey

How to Buy a Waterproof Jacket

How do you buy a waterproof breathable jacket? These days there's loads of choice on offer, so Dan Bailey takes a look at the basics: materials, designs and the uses to which they are best suited.

Checking out quick descent routes...  © hwackerhage
Checking out quick descent routes...  © hwackerhage

Ten Serious Mistakes Winter Walkers Make

La Sportiva Trango S Evo boots  © Paul Lewis
La Sportiva Trango S Evo boots  © Paul Lewis

Top Tips Ten Top Tips for Buying Summer Boots

Andy Kirkpatrick in his element in Antarctica  © Andy Kirkpatrick Collection
Andy Kirkpatrick in his element in Antarctica  © Andy Kirkpatrick Collection

10 Tips on Staying Warm in Winter by Andy Kirkpatrick

Ama Dablam above camp 2 ....  "Thank god I sharpened those crampons!"  © Colm O'Dwyer
Ama Dablam above camp 2 ....  "Thank god I sharpened those crampons!"  © Colm O'Dwyer

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