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  • Review: Diagonal Walking by Nick Corble

    Review: Diagonal Walking by Nick Corble

    10th December 2019

    Roger Butler reviews Diagonal Walking by Nick Corble (Matador, £12.99)  Twenty years ago, with a trademark umbrella sticking out of the back of his pack, Nick Crane walked from Berwick-upon-Tweed to the Dorset coast as he closely followed the line of longitude known as the Central Meridian. Now, a…

  • Review: Another Peak by Alex Staniforth

    Review: Another Peak by Alex Staniforth

    10th December 2019

    Alex Roddie reviews Another Peak by Alex Staniforth (Trigger Publishing, £9.99)  Everest was Alex Staniforth’s dream, but that dream died when the earthquake struck Nepal in 2015, ending his summit attempt. Another Peak picks up events after Everest, and is all about “how we define ourselves and what…

  • Route-marking row brewing in Snowdonia 

    Route-marking row brewing in Snowdonia 

    10th December 2019

    Snowdonia plays hosts to dozens of organised mountain events every year; but not all of them seem to be cleaning up after themselves, leaving signs and debris in the landscape. Hanna Lindon looks into the issue causing upset in the area.  Litter…

  • How to endure British mountain weather – and even enjoy it

    How to endure British mountain weather – and even enjoy it

    25th November 2019

    Let’s be honest, hiking in Britain inevitably involves confronting some pretty crap weather. With an unpredictable winter approaching, here are our tips for enduring – even enjoying – the ever-changing, never-boring climate of our hills and mountains.     For better or worse, there’s no doubt that this Atlantic archipelago we…

  • Top 10 walks with extraordinary stone structures

    Top 10 walks with extraordinary stone structures

    25th November 2019

    We can’t promise portals to other worlds or time-traveling adventures, but these walks will make you feel like you’re on your very own fantastic journey.   With over one-thousand standing stone structures across the U.K, it’s a pity that Stonehenge is the…

  • 8 surprising ways climate change could affect our mountains

    8 surprising ways climate change could affect our mountains

    25th November 2019

    Climate change is already visibly changing the Alps – but what impact will it have on Britain’s hills and mountains?  The Matterhorn is crumbling. That’s the assessment of scientists from ETH university in Zurich, who have installed movement sensors at 13,000ft to assess the impact of…

  • Excitement builds for Britain’s biggest outdoor festival

    Excitement builds for Britain’s biggest outdoor festival

    13th November 2019

    Kicking off tomorrow, Kendal Mountain Festival boasts a more diverse range of films and speakers this year as part of an aim to showcase people under-represented in the outdoors. The highlights include ​a talk by Dierdre Wolownick​, who became the…