26th April 2019
SPOT: an essential lifeline when you venture into the wild
When mobile connectivity is unreliable or non-existent, satellite communication comes into its own.
14th May 2021
Five hikers tell us how they confronted their first-time jitters and discovered the joys of sleeping in the wilds.
30th April 2021
Good food helps you walk further, feel better and recover more quickly. Plas y Brenin instructor Iona Pawson explains the basics of nutrition in the mountains.
22nd April 2021
From toilet fears to finding the right pitch, James Forrest gives his answers to the questions beginner wild campers ask us the most.
11th March 2021
2nd December 2020
The Great Outdoors speaks to Zac Poulton of the Lake District National Park Authority’s fell top assessors team about what it’s like to have ‘the best job in the world’ – and how hillwalkers can…
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…
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.
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…
7th July 2020
Where can you camp? What should you take? Is wild camping legal – and how have coronavirus restrictions changed the situation? If you’re new to the idea of camping in the wild, here’s what you…
17th June 2020
Packrafting can transform the way you explore wild land. We asked adventurer and experienced packrafter Mark Waring for his tips on how to get started.