Lockdown 2: how to beat the blues and embrace the outdoors

Lockdown 2: how to beat the blues and embrace the outdoors

As England moves into lockdown once again, here are our tips to beat the blues and keeping getting outdoors – despite the gloomy weather.

The Great Outdoors Gear of the Year Awards 2020: shortlists announced!

The Great Outdoors Gear of the Year Awards 2020: shortlists announced!

Check out the innovative outdoor kit and boundary-pushing brands that made The Great Outdoors Gear of the Year Awards shortlists for 2020.

Shortlists announced for The Great Outdoors Reader Awards 2020 – vote now!

Shortlists announced for The Great Outdoors Reader Awards 2020 – vote now!

This year we received more nominations than ever for our annual Reader Awards, and we’re delighted to reveal the shortlists. Time to vote! Public nominations have now closed. We’ve been sorting through your nominations and the shortlists are now ready.…

Waterproof jackets: 11 of the best reviewed

Waterproof jackets: 11 of the best reviewed

We all need them for British hillwalking – even if we wish we didn’t! Our expert equipment editor Chris Townsend puts a range of the latest waterproof jackets suitable for year-round use to the test...

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  • Hill fitness: top 10 tips

    Hill fitness: top 10 tips

    18th November 2020

    Looking to take on a hillwalking challenge, increase your winter walking stamina or just feel a little bit less knackered at the end of a long hike? James Forrest, fresh from completing a record-breaking self-supported round of the Wainwrights, shares…

  • Top 10 hills for winter walking beginners

    Top 10 hills for winter walking beginners

    11th November 2020

    There’s no such thing as an ‘easy’ winter mountain – but if you’re looking for somewhere to practice newly-acquired winter skills then these hills are just the ticket. 

  • How to pack for fastpacking

    How to pack for fastpacking

    11th November 2020

    ‘Fastpacking’ is a step up from ultralight backpacking, combining a lightweight approach with extra speed. Jenny Tough explains how to pack for fastpacking – with a little help from British gear brand Montane.