About the Forums

These discussion forums are hosted on UKHillwalking. There are 17 forums covering a variety of different topics - read Forum Descriptions for more details.

To post on the forums you should first become a registered user. The Lost and Found, Starting Out and BMC Areas forums allow postings from unregistered users but the main forums don't - read more about our Posting Guidelines.

Forums Help Page

Becoming a Registered User

To Register as a New User, you'll enter your chosen user name, your preferred email address and a password. We will immediately send you a confirmation email with a single click link in it to activate your registration. You will then have full access to the forums.

Registration Help Page

Are the Forums moderated?

These forums are moderated by UKH staff. Our aim is to keep up the general standard of the forums by following the Posting Guidelines. We don't want to stifle good debate and consequently you may well encounter forthright opinions - read more about our policy on censorship.

If you come across anything which you object to then please Report Abuse.

User Options

You can use your User Options to tailor the Forums to your own preferences.

To help you target your questions, answers and arguments, the forums are as follows:

My Topics

This forum shows all the topics that you've replied to or bookmarked. It shows the latest topics by default but you can search further into the past by clicking on the Include Older Topics button.


The forum used by UKH Staff for News Items, Articles and to make general announcements. Only UKH Staff can start a thread in this forum although all registered users can reply. This forum is heavily moderated and, although we welcome discussion, please make it positive and on the topic of the threads. These forum messages are embedded in to our News and Articles pages, integrating the forum comments in to the actual editorial parts of the site. Consequently, this isn't the place for the 'This isn't news' comments. Please keep those to HILLTALK or one of the other forums.


A general forum for topics relating to climbing. This is the place to debate things like specific routes, ethics, grading, styles of ascent, top roping, headpointing, bouldering, bolts, the latest news and anything else that you have an opinion on. The only caveat is that the topic shouldn't be too trivial, keep the really light-hearted climbing stuff in the Pub.


A general forum for topics relating to hillwalking. Discuss walks you have been on, great scrambles, the best ridges, Munro-bagging and longer multi-day walks.

Expedition & Alpine

Planning an overseas expedition or your first trip to the alps? Get your information here for travel, logistics, bureacracy, equipment and techniques.


Post all your gear-related questions here. Discussion on technical climbing gear, clothing, bags, rock shoes, walking boots, tents, basically any kind of outdoor-related gear.

Crag Access

This forum is for discussion of issues relating to local areas. It can be for discussing ongoing access situations, for flagging up crag restoration and clean-up initiatives, and discussion relating to BMC Area Meetings. Please report any new access problems direct to the BMC.


A forum for non-climbing-related political topics. This is an opt-in forum hence it is only visible to registered users who choose to view it. Threads are archived and never deleted. The nature of the discussion may mean that threads contain a wide range of political opinions although anything bordering on hate speech will not be tolerated.

Off Belay

A forum for general non-climbing discussions and debate. Discuss society, sport whatever you feel like on this popular forum. Please keep non-climbing political matters in the Politics forum. Please keep the trivial and extra light-hearted stuff in The Pub.


Everything to do with running be it trail running, fell running and road running. Gear, techniques, great runs you have done - this is the place for all that.


A forum dedicated to two wheel pursuits. Both road bike and mountain bike activities can be discussed here. Where to go, cycling tips, and of course the all-important bike gear discussions.


A forum dedicated to discussions about skiing on or off-piste, ski mountaineering, snowboarding or anything that involves sliding down the mountains instead of climbing up them.

Winter Climbing

From Scottish gullies to Rjukan ice falls, this is the forum to discuss everything involved with winter climbing. Conditions, what's in and what's not, avalanche risk, recommended routes plus accounts of your exploits.


This is the place for all discussions relating to cameras and outdoor photography. Discuss the latest digital camera or have long discussions over the merits of one of the many thousands of photographs in the UKC Photo Galleries.

Culture Bunker

A forum dedicated to reviews and discussion of media and the arts. Just read a book? Why not share it by writing a review. Love music? Want to critique the latest releases? The Culture Bunker is the place. Seen a play or a film? Let's hear about it. This is the place to come if you are looking for a book, album or film recommendation.

The Pub

A forum for relaxed conversation, gossip and light-hearted topics. This is an opt-in forum hence more forthright language may be encountered. Topics are deleted after 7 days of inactivity. Topics that develop into significant and longer discussions may be moved to other forums hence there is no guarantee that something posted here will be deleted.

Lost & Found

Found something at a cliff, left something in the car park? Here's where to post your notice... good luck. Threads are auto-deleted after 90 days without replies.

Lifts & Partners

Need someone to climb with, or a lift to Scotland - put your notice here and make new friends! Please register first though since we don't allow partner requests from unregistered users. This is also the place to post notices about climbing friends you have lost contact with and are trying to find. Threads are auto-deleted after 90 days without replies.

For Sale/Wanted

This forum is for buying and selling between registered users only. It is free to use but please don't link to sales on external web sites or for photos. Please consider becoming a Supporter so that you can post photos of the items. Be careful when buying and selling - see our For Sale Forum Guidelines.

Premier Posts

This forum is exclusively for commercial messages, or messages which need long term exposure. It is a paid forum and the posts are rotated across the top 5 positions of all the other forums to gain maximum exposure. More about Premier Posts.

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