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Take your trail running to new levels by improving your planning and navigation skills     © Keri Wallace

Route Planning for Trail Runners

Self sufficiency is the essence of hill running, and it starts with sound planning. Those from a walking background may not appreciate the different considerations involved when planning a run rather than a walk, while runners used to waymarked trails and marshalled events have a whole new set of skills to learn. Here are some top tips from r...


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Winter Navigation  © Sandy Paterson
Winter Navigation  © Sandy Paterson

Reverse Polarity - a Warning to Compass Users

Cool foot spa after a hot Cuillin traverse  © Dan Bailey
Cool foot spa after a hot Cuillin traverse  © Dan Bailey

How to Beat Blisters

rescue team  © jaggy bunnet
rescue team  © jaggy bunnet

Rescue Calling in a Mountain Rescue

Naismith's rule montage  © Dan Bailey
Naismith's rule montage  © Dan Bailey

How To Calculate Route Times Using Naismith's Rule


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Home workouts can be fun as well as keeping you fit...  © Claire Maxted

Lockdown? No Problem - Here's How to Keep Fit at Home

With only one exercise outing per day, and the possibility of a full lockdown looming, UKH regular Claire Maxted offers some thoughts on how to stay fit, healthy and motivated without leaving home - including a couple of workout vids.

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...

You don't want to add hypothermia to the list - get everyone in a group shelter  © Will Legon
You don't want to add hypothermia to the list - get everyone in a group shelter  © Will Legon

Rescue How to Save a Life With a Flapjack – Diabetes on the Hill

People with diabetes can - and should - enjoy hillwalking as much as anyone. But if a member of your party had...

The best way to gain confidence at night? Get out there and do it  © Dan Bailey
The best way to gain confidence at night? Get out there and do it  © Dan Bailey

Skills Tips and Tricks for Navigating in the Dark

Finding your way around the hills at night can be a challenge. These simple techniques recommended by Mountain Leaders...

You'll naturally lean into the hill, but don't hunch forward...  © Berghaus
You'll naturally lean into the hill, but don't hunch forward...  © Berghaus

Running 15 Tips for Stronger Uphills

Trail running guru Claire Maxted offers tips on how to make ascents more efficient and less painful. And here's the thing: they mostly work...

Rennend Raadsman, not DNF-ing, at Mountain Man, Frutt, CH  © Rennend Raadsman
Rennend Raadsman, not DNF-ing, at Mountain Man, Frutt, CH  © Rennend Raadsman

Running Don't Fear Failure - How to Learn From a Hill Racing DNF

The amount you should be drinking depends on heat, humidity, the type of walk and a host of personal factors  © Claire Maxted
The amount you should be drinking depends on heat, humidity, the type of walk and a host of personal factors  © Claire Maxted

Skills Hydration for Hillwalkers

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

No paths montage  © Dan Bailey
No paths montage  © Dan Bailey

Skills Planning Off-Path Routes


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