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SKILLS: The Dos and Don'ts of Roadside 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...


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

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 - 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.

Modernise Your Navigation

​​​​​​​Still using frayed old paper maps? Ever wish you could pinpoint your exact location? It could be time to bring your nav skills into the 21st century, says Alex Roddie

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 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...

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,...

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

They're delicious, they're free ...and late summer is their prime season! Here's our mini guide to foraging...

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