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Festive Leftovers and Xmas Hill Snacks, Ranked

From Christmas cake to cold brussel sprouts, Fliss Freeborn and friends hill-test seasonal treats and leftovers. Which Yuletide goodies offer the biggest calorie hit for the weight; which foods can be tackled wearing ski gloves; and which are best left at home..?


Children Are We Nearly There Yet? - Tips for Walking With Kids

Hillwalking with children can be a fantastic experience for the whole family - but as every new parent soon finds out, it's not always sunshine and smiles. Here's our hard-won advice for keeping the youngsters enthused, and the grownups (mostly...

Skills Snail's Pace: Coping With Being the Slowest Person on the Hill

It can be demoralising if your walking buddies always leave you for dust, but for the faster walker it's hard not to get frustrated too. Often at the rear herself, though never backward in coming forward, Fliss Freeborn suggests coping...

Top Tips Autumn Walking

More than just a transition period taking us from trainers to crampons, the next few months should be some of the best on the hills. But you'll need to sharpen up. Winter is just around the corner, so now's the time to dig out warm clothing, add an extra headtorch,...

Skills 12 Ways to Save Cash on Outdoor Gear

As the cost of living continues to soar, we're all looking to limit spending. To help make a modest dent in the outdoor...

Fastpacking - Without a Pack

Whether or not you're reconciled to the term 'fastpacking', there's an undeniable attraction to the ethos, which combines the light-footed...

Skills Channel Your Inner Dirtbag: How to Save Money in the Outdoors

The outdoors may be free, but all the incidentals soon mount up. Where best to trim a bit of that...

Skills 15 Lessons From 50 Years of Backpacking

Whether you're backpacking in the wild, or enjoying the comforts of Alpine huts or Himalayan guesthouses, successful long...

Packrafting in Scotland - All You Need to Know

Skills How to Prolong Your Phone's Battery Life Outdoors

Food Five Calorie-packed Home-made Hill Bakes

Winter 12 Tips and Tricks to Stay Warm Outdoors in Winter

Winter How to Navigate off Ben Nevis in Winter

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Packing for Wild Camping

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Packing for Winter Hillwalking

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UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab

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Montane Alpine Preparation

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Understanding Winter Weather With Plas Y Brenin

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Arc'teryx Alpine Academy

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Glenmore Lodge Winter Skills


Camping Ten Top Tips for Wild Camping

Whether you're out for a jolly with a group of friends or immersed in the wild on a soulful solo trip, camping up in the hills far from civilisation is one of life's essential experiences. As outdoor activities go this one is refreshingly simple and takes no special...

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.

Health How to Stay Fit For Hillwalking

Most of us have to fit our walking around jobs, family and the weather. So how do you stay in trim for the hill when you're not on the hill? Fiona Russell offers some hard won advice.

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.

Health How To Avoid Ticks and Lyme Disease

10 Tips on Staying Warm in Winter by Andy Kirkpatrick

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