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Food 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..?


Wild Nights Out - Responsible Camping and the Law

Health How To Avoid Ticks and Lyme Disease

Camping Ten Top Tips for Wild Camping


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

Winter 12 Tips and Tricks to Stay Warm Outdoors in Winter

UKC Gear Guide - Supported By Rab Packing for Wild Camping

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