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In wet weather even little streams can become formidable torrents, and many crossings are best avoided  © Dan Bailey

Expert Tips: Walking in Wild Weather

As autumn heads inexorably towards winter, conditions on the hills tend to get more hostile. It needn't be a show stopper, but wet, wild and cloudy weather does pose a big challenge. Here, seasoned pros give us their top tips for weathering the autumn storms.


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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

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

How To Avoid Ticks and Lyme Disease

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

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


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Here comes the sun...  © Dan Bailey

Expert Tips Wild Camping

Anyone can camp wild - there's no barrier to entry - but if you've not yet tried it then you may be wondering where to start. From gear selection and the best camp food, to midges, toileting and choosing a good place to pitch, three wild campin...

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 equipment, we've asked three pros for their advice.

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

Top Tips Lightweight Walking - Tips for Beginners

Are you looking to shed weight, but unsure where to start? Fiona Russell asks some keen walkers about their simple strategies for going light on the hills.

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

Running 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...

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

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...

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...

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

Modernise Your Navigation

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

Skills Lightweight Backpacking for Beginners

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

Bothy How to Light a Bothy Fire

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

Camping Top Tips for Winter Camping


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