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.

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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