A visit to the new Kingshouse Hotel, Glen Coe

A visit to the new Kingshouse Hotel, Glen Coe

There was plenty of controversy when the owners of this ancient and well-loved inn announced its refurbishment. Richard Baynes got a sneak peek at the new Kingshouse before it reopens on 8 February.

Interview: Harrison Ward, the 'Fell Foodie', on how the mountains transformed his life

Interview: Harrison Ward, the 'Fell Foodie', on how the mountains transformed his life

James Forrest in conversation with Harrison Ward on escaping from alcoholism, the solace of the Lakeland fells, and cooking good food in the great outdoors.

Combining traditional and digital navigation

Combining traditional and digital navigation

Our guide to the different ways in which you can use GPS and traditional navigation tools together – and some of the issues you need to bear in mind when doing so.

Buyers' guide: Ice Axes

Buyers' guide: Ice Axes

Our guide to ice axes: what to look for, how to pick an axe for walking, and our selection of the best models.

Mountaineering and memory

Mountaineering and memory

Do you record your walks in a notebook, a spreadsheet, or maybe an online service? We explore the different ways our readers are recording their mountain adventures.

Campaigner of the Year 2018: interview with Chris Packham

Campaigner of the Year 2018: interview with Chris Packham

The winner of the Campaigner of the Year category in The Great Outdoors Awards 2018 is broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham.

Taking a Sketchbook for a Walk

Taking a Sketchbook for a Walk

Ever thought about sketching your walks? Liz Wakelin shares her tips, from getting started to drawing inspiration (pun intended) from other artists.

Digital feature: Europe's Last Great Wilderness – backpacking Sarek

Digital feature: Europe's Last Great Wilderness – backpacking Sarek

“With no tourist infrastructure and almost no paths or signs, Sarek is to Swedes what Alaska is to Americans – a raw, untamed land where dreams of outdoor adventures await.”

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    15th February 2019

    The UK National Parks and Campaign for National Parks have revealed the winners in their joint photography competition to celebrate the 70th anniversary of UK National Parks. Almost 1,500 pictures were submitted to the competition via social media, with entrants…

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    15th February 2019

    Welcome to part two of our innovations round up from ISPO, one of the biggest outdoor trade shows in the world. As we mentioned in the first part, it seemed as though almost every brand were putting sustainability first. Here are…

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    One Man, One Winter, 284 Munros

    12th February 2019

    Following the tragic death of Steve Perry and climbing partner Andy Nisbet last week on Ben Hope, we look back at one of Steve’s most incredible outdoor accomplishments. In this feature, first published in the June 2006 edition of The Great…

  • Tragedy on Ben Hope

    Tragedy on Ben Hope

    8th February 2019

    The Great Outdoors team were extremely sad to hear of the death this week of mountaineers Andy Nisbet and Steve Perry. The two highly accomplished climbers were killed together on Ben Hope, the most northerly of the Munros. As long-term…

  • Obituary: Dr Adam Watson

    Obituary: Dr Adam Watson

    1st February 2019

    Roger Smith pays tribute to one of the greatest authorities on the Cairngorms to have ever lived.