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Fastpacking can take you to remote and inaccessible places - Barrisdale Bay, Knoydart  © Chris Councell

Fastpacking - A Beginner's Guide

Whether you're a backpacker looking to up your pace, or a runner in search of bigger adventures, fastpacking could be for you, says Lily Dyu, author of a new guide. Here's how...


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Tick montage  © Pixabay free stock image
Tick montage  © Pixabay free stock image

How To Avoid Ticks and Lyme Disease

On the west coast of Scotland (pick your own spot, there's a few to choose from)  © Dan Bailey
On the west coast of Scotland (pick your own spot, there's a few to choose from)  © Dan Bailey

Wild Nights Out - Responsible Camping and the Law

How To Make A Mountain First Aid / Emergency Kit (click to make image bigger)  © Sarah Stirling
How To Make A Mountain First Aid / Emergency Kit (click to make image bigger)  © Sarah Stirling

Make A Mountain First Aid Kit

In busier areas, arrive late and pack up early   © Dan Bailey
In busier areas, arrive late and pack up early   © Dan Bailey

Camping Ten Top Tips for Wild Camping


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First light at Loch Quoich, and I\'ll soon be packing up...  © Dan Bailey

Camping The Dos and Don'ts of Roadside Camping

Camping by the road is contentious, but it's the hooligans that give the rest of us a bad name. So here are some basic 'rules' for minimising the impact next time you camp out of the car boot...

A phone is fine so long as you've got reception - often the case on summits - and if it doesn't malfunction  © Dan Bailey
A phone is fine so long as you've got reception - often the case on summits - and if it doesn't malfunction  © Dan Bailey

Skills Smartphones & Hills - Common Issues, and How to Fix Them

Modern phones might be very handy on the hill, but it's vital to know their limits. Crispin Cooper examines the many ways smartphones can fail, and how to get around the issues

Bikepacking gets you to the parts that road touring cannot reach  © Markus Stitz
Bikepacking gets you to the parts that road touring cannot reach  © Markus Stitz

Bikepacking - A Beginner's Intro

Combining elements of cycle touring, mountain biking and backpacking, the emerging bikepacking scene has an obvious attraction to hillwalkers. Markus Stitz, one of the UK's leading bikepacking exponents, tells us what it's all about.

digi nav montage  © James Roddie
digi nav montage  © James Roddie

Modernise Your Navigation

​​​​​​​Still using frayed old paper maps? Ever wish you could pinpoint your exact location? It could be time to bring your...

Lightweight backpacking montage  © Dan Bailey
Lightweight backpacking montage  © Dan Bailey

Skills Lightweight Backpacking for Beginners

Whether it's a one-nighter or a multi-week epic, a lighter pack makes for a happier walker. New featherweight kit helps, but...

Bothy Nights at Taigh Thormoid Dhuibh   © Tom Last
Bothy Nights at Taigh Thormoid Dhuibh   © Tom Last

Bothy How to Light a Bothy Fire

A roaring fire is as essential to a bothy night as whisky and wet socks. If you've ever struggled to kindle a flame in a busted bothy...

Winter camp on Aonach Mor  © Hamish Frost
Winter camp on Aonach Mor  © Hamish Frost

Camping Top Tips for Winter Camping

Low temps, stormy weather and deep snow make camping in winter a challenge. But with the right gear and a few key tricks and tactics,...

Everyone likes a bit of foraging  © Dan Bailey
Everyone likes a bit of foraging  © Dan Bailey

Skills Food for Free: How to Identify Edible Berries on the Hills

Introducing Libby to the grandeur of the Alps  © Ross Worthington
Introducing Libby to the grandeur of the Alps  © Ross Worthington

Family Trekking in the French Alps

Alaska or Aberdeenshire?  © IainMunro
Alaska or Aberdeenshire?  © IainMunro

Ten Top Tips for Winter Backpacking

electronics on trail montage  © UKC Articles
electronics on trail montage  © UKC Articles

Electronics on the Trail


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