Hillwalking Resources



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 – Accommodation and Walks in Scotland

Alan Rogers – Complete 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 NGB Awards.


Digital mapping

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

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


Kit suppliers

Cotswold OutdoorField & TrekGaynor Sports, Go Outdoors, Snow & RockTaunton Leisure,

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



COUNTRY WALKING and TRAIL magazine – Walking and Mountaineering magazines



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


Training & Courses

Yr Hafod Welsh Scout Mountain Centre – Permit Assessments ML & HML Course and accommodation

Hampshire Scouts – HML & ML courses
Pete Goldsmith – HML & ML Summer Courses

Plas y Brenin – Training Courses at National Mountain Centre
Glenmore Lodge – Winter ML Training Courses and much more in the Cairngorms

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme – Courses specific to DofE Leaders



Weather & Conditions

Met Office Mountain Weather Forecast
Mountain Weather Information Service 
Avalanche Information for the Scottish Mountains