Useful links

It is possible to get between 10% and 20% discount from all retailers and some will price match including the discount plus 10%.


Mountain Bothies Association - Maintains unlocked shelters in wild country
Scottish Youth Hostel Association - Budget accommodation in Scotland

The Youth Hostel Association -  (England and Wales) budget accommodation

Walkhighlands - Accomodation and Walks in Scotland 

Alan Rogers - Complet Guide to Wild Camping - All you need to know.

Conservation & Access

The Government Countryside Agency - Access Issues
The John Muir Trust - Conservation and protector of wild land
Fix the Fells - A website dedicated to the fixing of the footpaths on the Fells

Governing Bodies

British Mountaineering Council -  Looks after all Climbers and walkers interests
Mountain Leader Training (England) - training and assessment courses for RPB Awards.

Digital mapping

Memory Map - Digital maps of main walking areas to print out, plot routes & download to GPS

Digital mapping - online for only £1.50 p/mth? A bargain?

OS Maps Online -unlimited access to OS Explorer Maps and OS Landranger Maps for £19.99pa

Kit suppliers

Cotswold Camping,  Field & Trek,  Gaynor Sports,  Snow & Rock,  Taunton Leisure, Go Outdoors


TRAIL magazine - Mountaineering magazine 


Mountain Rescue  - subscribe to their BASECAMP magazine & hope you never have to use them!

Training & Courses

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme - Recently updated Scheme
Hampshire Scouts - ML & WGL courses
Plas y Brenin - Training Courses at National Mountain Centre

Yr Hafod Welsh Scout Mountain Centre - Training and accommodation for groups

Glenmore Lodge - Winter ML Training Courses and much more in the Cairngorms

Pete Goldsmith - WGL & ML Summer Courses

Weather & Conditions

The Met Office  - Mountain Weather forecasts
Mountain Weather Information Service   
Avalanche Information for the Scottish Mountains