The Great Outdoors guide to Scrambling Gear

The Great Outdoors guide to Scrambling Gear

Judy Armstrong recommends the best equipment for adding safe scrambling to your days on the hill.

Opinion: Hill Tracks on Scotland's hills – stopping the bulldozers

Opinion: Hill Tracks on Scotland's hills – stopping the bulldozers

A path is a conversation between walker and landscape, says outdoor writer John Burns, but bulldozed hill tracks disrupt that unique relationship.

10 top tips for designing a long-distance walk

10 top tips for designing a long-distance walk

Every year, 350 keen backpackers plot and walk their own routes across Scotland as part of The Great Outdoors Challenge. We invited the Challenge coordinators, Sue Oxley and Ali Ogden, to share their advice for anyone looking to create their own long-distance walk.

Trail Guide: Karwendel Höhenweg, Austria

Trail Guide: Karwendel Höhenweg, Austria

Looking for an exhilarating multi-day trail in a rugged mountain range you might never have heard of? The Karwendel Höhenweg, Austria, could be just what you’re looking for…

Switch to rechargeable technology to save the planet – and money!

Switch to rechargeable technology to save the planet – and money!

GP Batteries presents three reasons why switching to rechargeable tech is a smart move for the outdoor enthusiast.

7 top tips for taking a newbie hillwalking

7 top tips for taking a newbie hillwalking

Keen to get your friend up a mountain? Here are some strategies to make the experience as painless as possible…

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