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Our ranges are constantly changing to meet the needs of the modern outdoor enthusiast and include clothing from Rab, Salomon, Patagonia and Mountain Equipment and Mammut and equipment from the likes of Black Diamond, Petzl, Osprey, Edelrid, and Wild Country. Our footwear comes from companies such as Salomon, Scarpa, Meindl and Zamberlan, while our tent range is possibly the largest range of Hilleberg tents in the country.
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Our highly experienced staff have the in depth knowledge to help you with any enquiry. We have experts in every type of mountain activity and for all seasons on our staff, from mountaineering to rock climbing, fell running to backpacking and every variant in between. Our team are on hand to provide you with the right advice and the right gear to suit your individual needs and circumstances.

As an independent store we are able to offer a far wider range of clothing, equipment and accessories than you will find in any of the bigger chain stores.

Although our roots are in the Lake District we have the stock and the expertise to equip you for any type of adventure in any type of wild environment around the world. If you don’t find the advice or the item you need on this website, please don’t hesitate to call us up for a chat.

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UK Walking Guidebooks

UK Walking Guides

Walking and trekking guidebooks for the most popular walking areas in England, Scotland and Wales
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Not The West Highland Way

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Walking Highland Perthshire

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Walking in the Angus Glens

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Walking in Rum and the Small Isles

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The End to End Trail

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Backpackers Britain - Vol 2 - Wales

Featuring 25 multi day walks around Wales, this guide takes you on mini adventures through the wildest and most scenic parts of Wales.

Scotland End to End

A guide to Scotlands National Walking Trail from Kirk Yetholm in the south right up to the wild beauty of Cape Wrath in the very north west.

Walking the Corbetts Vol 1 South

Walking the Corbetts describes routes up all 112 Scottish Corbetts (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains) south of the Great Glen. Part of a 2-volume set.

The Yorkshire Dales - North and East

42 circular day walks, ranging from gentle three-mile strolls to more strenuous day-long rambles,  across the the north and east Yorkshire Dales. It explores the dales, hills and moors between Kirkby Stephen and Pateley Bridge.

Yorkshire Dales Walks - South and West

The Yorkshire Dales offer some of the best walking in the country.This Cicerone walking guide contains 44 day walks, including the famous Three Peaks circuit over Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Scrambles in the Dark Peak

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The guidebook describes walking routes up all 109 Corbetts north of the Great Glen (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains).
Part of a 2-volume set.
The Pennine Way

The original Long Distance Path, the Pennine Way is arguably the toughest too. 265 miles from Edale to Kirk Yetholm along the spine of Northern Britain, and across some of the most inhospitable and majestic landscapes in the UK

The Top 500 Summits: A Lifetime of Hillwalking - Brian K Smith

This reference work lists the top 500 highest summits in the British Isles, with a 500ft height drop on all sides. Author, Brian K Smith, has spent a lifetime climbing these peaks and this book is also a personal journey

National 3 Peaks Walks - Brian Smailes

The challenge to walk the 3 highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales is one of the ultimate goals of many people. Breathtaking scenery, fresh clean air and a sense of freedom are what you get when you reach the summit.

The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Walk - Brian Smailes

This Classic challenge walk is a 25 miles circular starting in Horton in Ribblesdale and tackles the Yorkshire 3 Peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, surrounded by some of the best scenery of the Yorkshire Dales NP.

John OGroats to Lands End: A Walkers Guide - Brian Smailes

This handy pocket sized guide gives you all you need to know to tackle the epic 900 mile route from  John O'Groats, in Scottland, to Lands End, in Cornwall, on foot. 

Walking the Coast to Coast Walk: St.Bees to Robin Hoods Bay

This is the new edition of Cicerones popular Coast to Coast Walk Guide. This long distance walking route from St Bees Head in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in Yorkshire is 190 miles and the most popular long-distance route in the UK

Walking the Munros: Volume 1 - Southern, Central and Western Highlands

Walking the Munros: Volume 1 by Steve Kew, cover all the tops above 3000ft in the Southern, Central and Western Highlands of Scotland. It includes 69 challenging routes across 139 peaks

Walking in the Lune Valley and Howgills

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