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New tracks, such as this one near Achnashellach, are appearing everywhere under the planning radar  © Tim Hall

Politicians Urged to Curb the Spread of Hill Tracks

Ahead of a vote in the Scottish Parliament a coalition of ten conservation charities is calling on MSPs to introduce stronger controls over vehicle tracks in Scotland's hills.


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The Fluted Buttress / Goat Track area, left of centre, has a well deserved reputation for stonefall year round  © Dan Bailey

Warning Over Coire an t-Sneachda Rockfall

The Cairngorm Mountain Ranger Service and Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team have advised people to be aware of rockfall around the Goat Track side of Cairn Gorm's Coire an t-Sneachda.

The path on Carn Liath, Beinn a' Ghlo, is a scar visible for miles  © Dan Bailey
The path on Carn Liath, Beinn a' Ghlo, is a scar visible for miles  © Dan Bailey

Mend Our Mountains Path Work Gets Underway in Scotland

A £100,000 appeal to fund repairs to two badly worn Scottish hill paths has reached its target. Work has now started on Ben Vane, and will shortly be underway on Beinn a' Ghlo too.

Life of a Mountain: Helvellyn  © Terry Abrahams
Life of a Mountain: Helvellyn  © Terry Abrahams

Trailer: Life of a Mountain - Helvellyn

Multi-award winning filmmaker and photographer, Terry Abraham has given us an early look at the teaser trailer for the finale to his 'Life of a Mountain' trilogy. This one features the Lake District's most popular fell, Helvellyn.

Ullswater and the distant North Pennines from the ascent of Lower Man  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com
Ullswater and the distant North Pennines from the ascent of Lower Man  © Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com

Lake District Joins 'AdventureSmart' Campaign

A new safety campaign has been launched in the Lake District. An idea first begun in Wales last year, AdventureSmart...

Over 2000 took part, a record for the event  © Carmen Norman
Over 2000 took part, a record for the event  © Carmen Norman

5th Lakeland Festival of Light Raises Over £15,000

The Lakeland Festival of Light 2019, which took place on Saturday 4th May, saw more than 2000 people take to the...

The Marsden Moor fire, pictured on Sunday night  © WYFRS Skelmanthorpe Station
The Marsden Moor fire, pictured on Sunday night  © WYFRS Skelmanthorpe Station

Huge Area of Yorkshire Moorland Lost to Fire

A fire on Marsden Moor in West Yorkshire, which has now affected around 15km2 of moorland, is likely to have been...

Public access to the Welsh coast - soon to be legally guaranteed?  © Dan Bailey
Public access to the Welsh coast - soon to be legally guaranteed?  © Dan Bailey

BMC Wins Big in Welsh Coastal Access Update

Free public access to all coastal areas and sea cliffs in Wales has come a big step closer following a shake-up of...


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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...

Tempest Hero  © Osprey
Tempest Hero  © Osprey

Osprey: Celebrating 25 Years of Women's Fit

The innovation of comfort and performance should never be met with a 'one size fits all' approach. It's for this reason that Osprey has been expanding the female specific pack range for 25 years, meeting the need for ergonomically...

Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival and Big Mountain Weekend Return

Want to learn or advance your outdoor and mountain skills or try something completely new?

Everest Base Camp trek for 2  © Cicerone
Everest Base Camp trek for 2  © Cicerone

Cicerone 50 Years of Adventure Competition

Cicerone is 50 in 2019 and, as part of our celebrations, we have a very special competition for you.

Early Bird Discount  © Glenmore Lodge
Early Bird Discount  © Glenmore Lodge

Glenmore Lodge Early Bird Discount

Take advantage of our early bird offer.  Book your Summer 2019 Glenmore Lodge adventure and pay 2018 prices.  Offer open until 14...

Nick Bullock on Kyashar Nepal  © Andy Houseman
Nick Bullock on Kyashar Nepal  © Andy Houseman

Kendal Mountain Literature Festival Announced

The 2018 Kendal Mountain Literature Festival programme has today been unveiled, revealing a diverse programme...


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