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UK Walks: Mountain and Hill Types You Need To Know About

Mountain and Hill Types You Need To Know About

Across the British Isles, mountains and hills are categorised into lists based on height and prominence to each other as per the following criteria; Height – A height above 2,000 ft, 600 m, is considered necessary to be a “mountain” in the British Isles. Prominence – is the distance between neighbouring peaks. It’s generally assumed …

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UK Walks: The Carneddau Plateau, Snowdonia

CARNEDDAU PLATEAU

Distance – 13.6 miles (22KM) Ascent – 4,000Ft Highest Point – Carnedd Llewelyn summit at 1,064 m (3,491 ft) Time Taken – Nine Hours Difficulty – Medium-to-Hard The northern side of Snowdonia is probably the best place in the UK for a challenging hike. When I say challenging, I mean challenging. They’re likely to no …

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UK Walks: Point of Sleat – Isle of Skye

Point of Sleat – Isle of Skye

Distance – 4.8 Miles Ascent– 900ft / 274 Meters Highest Point – N/A Time Taken – Three Hours Difficulty – Easy The Isle of Skye is a fantastic place to visit and has some of the best walking, camping and mountaineering, the UK has to offer. The Isle of Skye is commonly referred to as …

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How Are Walks Graded (Difficulty) From Easy To Serve

How Are Walks Graded (Difficulty) From Easy To Serve

Deciding what difficulty grade to give to each walk is often a tough choice as it depends on the person who is walking that route and what age, level of fitness and hiking experience they have to decide how steep a walk is. A vertical wall is a very difficult mountain climb for the average …

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Expert Advice: How to Keep Warm Inside Your Tent

How to Keep Warm Inside Your Tent When Camping In The Winter

Tents shelter you from the wind and rain, but can’t safeguard you from the cold. If you are camping out in the winter, you’ll want to follow the following steps to keep yourself warm. Eight Steps Go to bed already wearing warm nightclothes. Once your body gets cold, it’s tough to warm it up again. …

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