Category Archives: Beginners Series

How to Check the Weather in the UK Mountains – Beginners Series, Part 4

Checking the weather should be a key part of your preparation for walking in mountainous areas in the UK. It is so simple to do and will make a huge difference to your enjoyment of the day out and potentially even save your life. We are going to look at why a good knowledge of the weather is so important, what types of weather to look out for and where you can access this sort of information before you go hiking.

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How to Pack a Rucksack – Beginners Series, Part 2

How to start Hillwalking – Beginners Series

Ok so if you are coming here directly, you need to go back and read my previous post on the things to consider when planning a hill day. You can click here to access that post. There we talked about the planning that goes into a hill day to ensure everyone in your group is as safe and enjoys the day as much as possible.

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How to Start Hillwalking – Beginners Series, Part 1

How to start Hillwalking – Beginners Series

So you’re here to find out about hiking in Scotland from someone who’s had a fair few hill days, some big, some small. You’ve checked out a few walk reports, you’ve seen photos of the beautiful scenery that Scotland has to offer and you’re thinking about giving it a go.

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