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NEWS: New National Park for Ireland

The Irish Government today announced the creation of a new National Park, the country's eighth. Located on the Dingle Peninsula, Páírc Náisiúnta na Mara, Ciarraí includes the rugged Conor Pass, the unique island of Sceilg Mhichíl, and Mount Brandon, one of the most spectacular of Ireland's 3000-foot mountains.

My Favourite Map: For Life, Not Just For Christmas

Give someone a map and you're passing on the gift of imagination, says Norman Hadley. Four decades after receiving a Lake District set - now torn and crackly, but still much...

REVIEW: Trekmates Ankle Gaiters

Of all items of outdoor clothing, gaiters are perhaps the most Marmite. Some would never leave home without wrapping up their lower legs, preferring to sweat even on hot dry...

Mountain Equipment Earthrise: Down Needn't Cost The Earth

Lightweight down jackets are ubiquitous these days, so one way to stand out in this crowded market is to offer a more sustainable product. The Earthrise Hooded Jacket successfully combines environmentally conscious materials with mountain-ready performance. You get a lot for your money too, says Tim Hill.

ROUTECARD: Beinn Sgritheall Range - the full traverse

Few big Scottish hills rise from sea to summit quite as abruptly as Beinn Sgritheall. Guarding the entrance to Loch Hourn, this steep-sided wedge of rock and scree has a...

Photo of the Week
Hail sky gods!

Congratulations to Martyn Maltby for being voted Gallery of the Week by UKH users.

There were 211 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week