The British hills offer beauty, challenge and adventure, as well as the opportunity to keep fit and healthy. So it is no wonder that hill walking is such a popular activity, attracting people of all ages. Walking in the uplands requires a collection of skills, including navigation and hazard avoidance. It is important that participants are prepared with some basic equipment and knowledge in order to enjoy hill walking safely.
BMC New Hill Walkers
This booklet is intended for those who are relatively or completely new to the activity of hill walking. It aims to highlight some of the more important aspects and provide a reference base of resources for learning the required skills. No amount of reading or training can make hill walking completely safe, but if you adopt a progressive approach to your days out, developing hill skills incrementally and building upon past experience, you can minimise the risks and maximise your enjoyment.
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