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The Quirang, Isle of Skye

Hill Walking Resources

I have put together this list of Hill Walking Resources which includes links to Websites, Recommended reading, Downloads, Apps and Videos. 

I use and have used all these resources and wanted to share them with you for your reference so you can do some home research before a course or just do some home learning!

This is an open ended list and more resources will be added over time to create a comprehensive list

(Click on the  Bullet Point heading to go to resource)


E-book introducing the basic skills and information for new hill walkers.

Advice for groups of walkers

Mountain training hill walking book
BMC safety on the mountains

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) is the representative body that exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers. Membership benefits, latest mountaineering news and articles.

Forums, News, articles and advice on all things hill walking.

Website to the popular Trail Magazine. Full of inspiration, advice and articles on hill walking

Information and other useful links about our right to access the hills and mountains.

FATMAP is the outdoor adventure platform for web and mobile. Wherever your inspiration takes you, you'll be ready for any adventure. From those late night planning sessions to those early morning summits.

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Seek - iNaturalist

Free app using image recognition technology to identify the plants and animals all around you.

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Free or Premium subscription detailing 3D maps and layers, route descriptions and inspiration

BMC TV - Hill Walking Playlist
BMC's Youtube channel showing videos on Hill Walking skills.
Below is a video from their channel.
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