18th October 2018
Bill Turnbull from Scotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre, Glenmore Lodge, is our expert for our guide to mountain navigation, whether you’re a hillwalking newbie or looking to refresh your knowledge of the basics.
Judy Armstrong recommends the best equipment for adding safe scrambling to your days on the hill.
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.
Keen to get your friend up a mountain? Here are some strategies to make the experience as painless as possible…
Travelling by car can be fantastically convenient, but the cumulative effect of cars on the roads has a significant impact on the environment thanks to toxic emissions. So if you fancy leaving your car at home next time you head to the hills, here are some tips that could be useful.
Hitchhiking still has its place for hikers who need to get from A to B on a long-distance walk. James Forrest shares his tips.
With contributions from Hilary Sharp and Tavienne Kelly, Gear Editor Chris Townsend looks at how to pack for a walking holiday overseas, whether on an organised trek or self-guided long-distance walk.
Chris Townsend, Alex Roddie and Ronald Turnbull share their tips on how to be comfortable even while keeping weight down.
Interested in photographing the night sky while up in the hills? Here’s where you should start.
How can you reduce pack weight while also ensuring you have the right clothing for your objective? We take a look at clothing systems for lightweight backpacking