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Hillwalking with babies and children

You're never too young to climb your first mountain! Well, that's if you count being carried to the top of Snowdon in a baby carrier. Whether you have a tiny baby, an ambitious toddler or older kids up for a challenge, hillwalking with your children can be a fun and exciting adventure for the whole family.

Fri, 18 December, 2015

A first peak - bag yours in the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales is a great place to bag your first peak. The terrain tends not to be as steep and extreme as the Lake District but you can still climb to a splendid top with fantastic views. Here are five suggestions for a first climb.

Thu, 03 September, 2015

Mountain Weather forecast - West Highlands

The West Highlands is an extensive area of mountains, moorland, islands and sea which is home to several distinctly different cultures. The West Highland Way was Scotland's first long distance route and remains by far the most popular. It stretches for 151 kilometres from Milngavie on the edge of Glasgow to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis. The West Highlands area is very sparsely populated, with many mountain ranges including the highest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis, standing at 1,344 metres. This mountain is a popular destination attracting an estimated 100,000 ascents a year. The 700 metre cliffs of the north face are among the highest in the United Kingdom, providing classic scrambles and rock climbs of all difficulties for climbers and mountaineers.

Last updated: 20 April 2016

Weather hazards over 300m

Sorry, forecast is available in English only.

Blizzards Heavy snow Storm force winds
Gales Severe chill effect Persistent hill fog
Thunderstorms Heavy persistent rain Strong sunlight

Snow and Avalanche Reports

Scotland Avalanche Information Service

The sportscotland Avalanche Information Service provides a daily avalanche hazard assessment, snow and mountain conditions at 3 popular areas within the West Highlands during the Winter season.

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Video observations

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