Following in Wainwright's footsteps, only faster: Brian Melia runs a record Pennine Journey

Prompted by a suggestion from his wife, Brian Melia set out on quest to complete A Pennine Journey; 88 hours later he finished the 247-mile course and set a new record.

09 May 2021

Aim low: introducing The Huws, diminutive Welsh hills to pique your interest

Size, as they say, isn’t everything. Should we always be aiming high, heading for the loftiest peaks, or is there as much enjoyment to be gained fro...

01 March 2021

Ups and Downs – The Story of Handbook of the Scottish Hills

Some people like to ascend hills because they’re there; or because the view from the top is fantastic, perhaps.

18 June 2020

Ex-Berghaus boss Richard Leedham starts scheme to put mountain of surplus outdoor gear to good use

According to the foundation set up by sailor and adventurer Ellen MacArthur, the equivalent of one bin lorry’s load of textiles is sent to landfill or burned every second.

07 April 2020

Grough's great big guide to Christmas gift ideas for the outdoor fan

In a fix wondering what to buy your favourite outdoor enthusiast for Christmas? Help is at hand. We’ve taken a trip to Santa’s special cave to ...

09 December 2019

Hill sleuth Myrddyn Phillips's border research suggests Wales should shrink a little

A Welshman who is a keen hillwalker and amateur surveyor believes research demonstrates his home nation should shrink a little and England could be expanded.

06 March 2019

Hill sleuths' survey reveals true values of Snowdonia peak Foel Penolau

Many hillgoers will be aware of some of the ways of classifying the UK’s peaks – the best known probably the 282 Scottish munros.

05 December 2018

Kendal Mountain Festival: big names mingle with big crowds as event grows

For a few days in late autumn, the genteel Cumbrian market town of Kendal sees its population swell as hordes of waterproof-clad types roam up and down its main street and cluster around a collection of marquees to participate in the annual ritual that is the town’s mountain festival.

20 November 2018

Thinking of heading up Tryfan? Read this first

Tryfan’s shapely profile beckons the visitor from its commanding position right next to Thomas Telford’s Holyhead Road as it sweeps through the western reaches of Snowdonia.

28 June 2018

How an outdoor retailer survived lockdown: a service centre, a woman's eye and explainer videos

From Monday, people in England will be able to visit the hairdresser, have pint in a beer garden and enjoy the fun of a theme park.

09 April 2021

Review: Life of a Mountain Helvellyn by Terry Abraham

Terry Abraham’s ‘final love letter to the Lakes’ is a soaring, sprawling epic film capturing the Lake District national park’s most popular mountain and those who live, work and play around it, and who are drawn to the fell and its rocky challenges.

16 November 2020

Ingleborough Hall steps into the stretch zone for outdoor learning during lockdown

Activities at an outdoor education centre in the Yorkshire Dales came to an abrupt end with the onset of the Covid-19 crisis and its accompanying lockdown and social distancing.

29 April 2020

Six days, six hours, four minutes: how Paul Tierney broke the Wainwrights running record

The author Alfred Wainwright took 13 years to write his seven-volume series of Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells, meticulously researching and detailing the 214 mountains he chose as worthy of ascent.

24 December 2019

Winter comes to Lakeland as three felltop assessors gear up for a new season

December marks the beginning of meteorological winter; it’s also when winter officially comes to the Lake District with the start of the felltop assessor service.

30 November 2019

Climber Shauna Coxsey puts injury behind her with sights on Olympic glory

In a little more than 18 months, the profile of climbing will gain a massive boost when millions of television’s worldwide audience will be able to view top proponents of the sport fight for Olympic medals.

22 December 2018

Climber Mick Fowler looks forward to a return to Himalaya after his most taxing year

He has won the ‘mountaineering Oscar’, the Piolet d’Or three times and has posted numerous first ascents both in Britain and abroad, but 2018 has proved one of the most challenging of Mick Fowler’s life.

23 November 2018

England has a new mountain: Miller Moss. Now go find it

England has a new mountain for hillbaggers to add to their list. Amateur surveyors John Barnard, Graham Jackson and Jim Bloomer lugged their profes...

09 August 2018

British Mountaineering Council's new president Lynn Robinson: lots of work to do

In a year when women’s issues were firmly in the public eye, the British Mountaineering Council’s members elected the organisation’s first female president.

17 June 2018


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