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DESTINATION GUIDE: Ultimate Circuits: Robin Hood's Stride and Cratcliffe

There's a lot more to Peak grit than sweeping edges among barren moorland. Join Rob Greenwood in the softer surroundings of Cratcliffe and Robin Hood's Stride, for a bouldering circuit with something lovely for everyone.

NEWS: Jimmy Marshall Obituary - King of the Ben

Robin Campbell reflects on the life of Scottish mountaineering icon Jimmy Marshall, who passed away on 2 March, aged 94. James Robertson Marshall (b. 01-02-1929, d....

ARTICLE: A Father and Daughter Adventure in the Lake District

S5 pupil Sylvie Colchester wrote this reflective and touching essay about climbing in the Lake District with her father for her Higher English portfolio.  We...
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A Bouldering Circuit at Robin Hood's Stride and Cratcliffe

Rob Greenwood, Tim Hill and Xa White show us around Robin Hood's Stride and Cratcliffe.

Given their close proximity to each other, Cratcliffe Tor and Robin Hood's Stride make for a great, single-day circuit. What makes this circuit even better is that there's something for everyone. The quality of problems is high throughout the grades, from easy through to hard, and there's everything from low to high - mostly with good landings. As such, this is a popular venue for beginners, intermediate and advanced climbers alike. It's also a fun place to take the family, as it provides (for the most part) a relatively safe space, with great potential for the kids to explore.

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Win a The North Face Summit Series™ Casaval Midlayer Hoodie.

The North Face is giving away a Women's and Men's Summit Series™ Casaval Midlayer Hoodie. 

The North Face Summit Series™ Casaval Midlayer Hoodie is an essential layer you can dial up or down depending on the temperature and conditions.

Highly breathable Ventrix™ insulation technology features perforations in key zones that open with movement, allowing excess heat and perspiration to escape during high-output pursuits, while remaining closed in times of rest to retain warmth. There's a whole host of features, like the helmet-compatible hood, underarm gussets for full arms-up mobility, and water-resistant coating that protects against light showers. Plus, no shoulder seams mean this midlayer jacket is comfortable when wearing a backpack.

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REVIEW: Montane Anti-Freeze Hooded Jacket - Men's and Women's

"In a crowded market, Montane have succeeded in making something that stands out"... Rob Greenwood and Penny Orr check out the men's and women's versions of this warm,...

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Magnetic light show takes off over Ben Nevis 22.23pm
Al Todd

Congratulations to AlonsoATCO for being voted Gallery of the Week by UKC users.

There were 156 new photos added added to the Photo Galleries this week

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Wherever the hot rock calls, make sure that you go prepared with specialised BMC Travel Insurance cover before you head off. 

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  • 24-hour emergency assistance helpline
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To make planning your international trips easier, we've added Covid-19 cover into all BMC Travel Insurance policies.

Our Covid-19 cover includes:

  • £5,000 cancellation cover if you test positive for Covid-19 within 14 days of departure
  • Medical and repatriation Covid-19 related illness
  • If you're denied boarding if you test positive for Covid-19 prior to your return home

*Policy details: Price based on £51.46 for 7 days European Rock policy, price for up to age 69. 

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