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If they stick to the footholds at Dumbarton, they can stick anywhere  © UKC Gear

New Corona Advice for Walkers and Climbers in Scotland

With Scotland now in Phase 1 of the journey out of lockdown, the presumption against climbing and hillwalking that most people have adhered to for the last two months is finally relaxing. So what next...?


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BMC guidelines for outdoor activities during COVID-19.  © BMC

BMC Releases Practical Measures for Climbing & Walking during COVID-19

The BMC have released a list of practical measures and an infographic on how best to manage climbing and hillwalking during the COVID-19 outbreak following the

Starting up Clothesline on Aldery Cliff  © Samuel James-Louwerse
Starting up Clothesline on Aldery Cliff  © Samuel James-Louwerse

Opinion Climbing & Walking in England: Proceed with Caution

The UK Government's relaxation of lockdown guidelines, published on Monday, has been met with understandable excitement from climbers and walkers in our forums and on social media. As keen climbers and walkers ourselves, we were...

Alan James on the finishing crack of Mealy Bugs (VS) at Ravensdale.  © Nick Brown
Alan James on the finishing crack of Mealy Bugs (VS) at Ravensdale.  © Nick Brown

Can We Climb & Hillwalk? New Govt Advice is Partial Green Light

The UK Government's new relaxation of lockdown rules offers an opportunity for English climbers and hillwalkers who are keen to get out despite the persistence of serious questions over the risk of virus transmission....

UKC Supporter  © UKC News
UKC Supporter  © UKC News

Become a Supporter of UKClimbing and UKHillwalking

During the past six weeks, we have seen our traffic increase as people spent more time at home and reached out...

Beinn Alligin aurora  © Murray Wilkie
Beinn Alligin aurora  © Murray Wilkie

Free Camping Films for When You Can't Go Camping

We all love a good wild camp, but for the last few weeks a tent in the garden has had to do - assuming you're...

Haven't we all woken up in a bush at some point?  © Hazel Strachan
Haven't we all woken up in a bush at some point?  © Hazel Strachan

Three Weeks of Garden Bivvies for Search Dogs

In search of home-based ways to scratch the outdoors itch, lots of people have been garden camping in recent weeks....

New Routes table  © UKC News
New Routes table  © UKC News

SITE UPDATES: Logbook and Notifications

The route table on crag/hill pages has been redesigned from the ground up to provide more functionality and ease of use....


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Fell Top Assessors l-r Jon Bennett, Graham Uney and Zac Poulton  © Mountain Hardwear

Product News Mountain Hardwear helps Fell Top Assessors reach their Peak

Performance apparel and equipment brand Mountain Hardwear has ensured a safe Winter season for the Lake District Fell Top Assessors and the walkers and climbers they protect, continuing its three year partnership by equipping the experienced team ...

Scarpa Pro Store affiliation for Joe Brown and The Climbers Shop

We are very proud that Joe Brown Shops and The Climbers Shop are the first shops in the UK to have the Scarpa Pro Shop status. We want to offer an amazing range of technical outdoor footwear that can be put through its...

Joe Browns & The Climbers Shop - Our Heritage & Joining Forces Online

We have come together online; our website and newsletter have joined forces. Our separate Joe Brown and The Climbers Shop websites have merged so that we can offer a single, simple site that is easy to shop...

Introducing the Kendal Mountain Literature Festival  © KMF
Introducing the Kendal Mountain Literature Festival  © KMF

KMF announces the launch of the all new Kendal Mountain Literature Festival

We are delighted to announce that we will be launching the all new Kendal...

Rab - The Mountain People  © Rab
Rab - The Mountain People  © Rab

Rab - The Mountain People

This August Rab are proud to introduce ‘The Mountain People’. Highlighting what we are most passionate about, we would like...

Kendal Film Passes On Sale  © KMF
Kendal Film Passes On Sale  © KMF

Kendal Mountain Festival 2017 Film Passes NOW ON SALE

Film is the beating heart of Kendal Mountain Festival, and this year we are bringing you even more...

Mountain Equipment Photo comp 1  © Mountain Equipment
Mountain Equipment Photo comp 1  © Mountain Equipment

Mountain Equipment Announce #MEclimbing Competition 2017 - Get Involved

#MEclimbing Competition. It’s back. Our Summer-long climbing competition returns...


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