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We go to great lengths to pick our top reads of the year  © Dan Bailey

Christmas Books - Our Top Picks of 2020

If lockdowns have hit our outdoor lives this year, then at least many of us have had more time for reading. In our annual festive feature, staff and contributors at UKClimbing and UKHillwalking review their favourite books of 2020. It's a varied selection with something for everyone, from runners to boulderers, trad climbers to summit baggers...


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Irish Peaks montage  © Mountaineering Ireland

Irish Peaks - A Celebration of Ireland's Highest Mountains

This attractive new large format guide is an inspiring addition to Irish hill literature, covering every major summit and upland area across Northern Ireland and the Republic. Dan Bailey feels a post-Covid Ireland trip coming on...

Sport and Slate montage  © FRCC
Sport and Slate montage  © FRCC

FRCC Lakes Sport & Slate

There's a lot more to the Lake District than its traditional mountain crags, and this attractive new guide brings coverage of the area's diverse sport climbing (plus slate trad, dry tooling and DWS) fully up to date.  

Peak District White Peak East montage  © Cicerone
Peak District White Peak East montage  © Cicerone

Walking in the Peak District - White Peak East

When it comes to walking, the Dark Peak and its gritstone edges tend to receive most attention; but those in search of something a little different, and no less stunning, should look to the White Peak. This new guidebook captures the...

Peak Limestone Rockfax - Pre-order Now  © Rockfax
Peak Limestone Rockfax - Pre-order Now  © Rockfax

Peak Limestone Rockfax

Regular UKC contributor Paul Sagar has used his recovery period following a recent accident to frustrate himself by giving the new Peak...

Skye ridge montage  © Cicerone
Skye ridge montage  © Cicerone

Skye's Cuillin Ridge Traverse

Written by Skye-based guide Adrian Trendall, Cicerone's new guidebook to the Cuillin Ridge Traverse documents this classic...

Day Walks in the Cairngorms spread 1  © Vertebrate
Day Walks in the Cairngorms spread 1  © Vertebrate

Day Walks in the Cairngorms

The latest title in Vertebrate Publishing's Day Walks series, this pocket guide both celebrates these very special mountains, and...

Lake District Bouldering cover photo  © Greg Chapman
Lake District Bouldering cover photo  © Greg Chapman

Lake District Bouldering

The Lake District is a bouldering backwater no longer, and this inspiring guide is the first resource out there to do full justice to the...


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South Wales Rock  © Climbers' Club

South Wales Rock

From the Brecon Beacons through The Valleys and onto the Coast, this guide contains 1500 of the best routes in South Wales. This guidebook is the first joint venture by the Climbers' Club after 110 years of guidebook publishing; working with th...

Snowdonia : Mountain Walks and Scrambles  © UKC Gear
Snowdonia : Mountain Walks and Scrambles  © UKC Gear

Snowdonia : Mountain Walks and Scrambles - Pre-order Now

During the less restricted summer months Mark Reeves has been working away on an amazing new book covering mountain walks and scrambles in Snowdonia. Have a look now and get some inspiration for next summer when hopefully we will...

Boulder Britain   © Boulder Britain
Boulder Britain   © Boulder Britain

Boulder Britain 2020: Bigger, Better, BOULDER!

Boulder Britain 2020: It's not really called that. It's just called Boulder Britain. I mean, Boulder Britain 2020 sounds good today, the way Space 1999 sounded in 1987, but how's it going to sound in 2029? Exactly! But for now, let us...

Ben Eighe Landscape  © Rockfax/SMC
Ben Eighe Landscape  © Rockfax/SMC

SMC's Highland Scrambles North now available on Rockfax Digital

Over the past year the Scottish Mountaineering Club (SMC) has been working with...

Pre-order now: The Beaches of Wales

The complete guide to every beach and cove around the Welsh coastline

Lakes Sport & Slate  ©  FRCC / Wired Guides
Lakes Sport & Slate  ©  FRCC / Wired Guides

Lakes Sport & Slate - A Different Angle on Lake District Rock

The Lake District is considered to be a bedrock of traditional rock climbing,...

The Climbing Bible - Technical, physical and mental training for rock climbing

Want to improve your climbing technique? The Climbing Bible collates the...


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