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  • Sponsored Competition: Win Tickets to see Black Men Walking

    Sponsored Competition: Win Tickets to see Black Men Walking

    9th August 2019

    The groundbreaking play inspired by Sheffield walking club is back for 2019 A few years ago, The Great Outdoors published an interview with Maxwell Ayamba, charismatic founder of the Sheffield-based walking club originally called 100 Black Men Walk for Health.…

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  • Hill fitness: top 10 tips

    Hill fitness: top 10 tips

    18th November 2020

    Looking to take on a hillwalking challenge, increase your winter walking stamina or just feel a little bit less knackered at the end of a long hike? James Forrest, fresh from completing a record-breaking self-supported round of the Wainwrights, shares…

  • Top 10 hills for winter walking beginners

    Top 10 hills for winter walking beginners

    11th November 2020

    There’s no such thing as an ‘easy’ winter mountain – but if you’re looking for somewhere to practice newly-acquired winter skills then these hills are just the ticket. 

  • How to pack for fastpacking

    How to pack for fastpacking

    11th November 2020

    ‘Fastpacking’ is a step up from ultralight backpacking, combining a lightweight approach with extra speed. Jenny Tough explains how to pack for fastpacking – with a little help from British gear brand Montane.   

  • Cloud inversions: a spotter’s guide

    Cloud inversions: a spotter’s guide

    3rd November 2020

    Cloud inversions are among the most magical weather phenomena that a hillwalker can experience – and autumn brings your best chance of seeing one. We asked MWIS forecaster Garry Nicholson to share his inversion bagging advice.