Routes and Inspiration

Whether you’re relatively new to hill walking or you want to step it up and start scrambling or winter walking, we’ve put together some ideas and inspiration for your next walk. From where to go walking to examples of routes in popular areas, and how to take on some of the UK’s most iconic scrambles.


  • Where to go hill walking: National Parks & Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs)

    Ideas and inspiration for your next walk, including National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Free Komoot Region Map bundle for BMC members

    In partnership with komoot, the BMC is gifting members a komoot Region Bundle worth £8.99 each. Komoot is an app that lets you find, plan, and share adventures with its easy route planner. Driven by a love for nature, and powered by the outdoor community’s recommendations, komoot helps you explore more of the great outdoors - wherever and however you want.

  • Five breathtaking walking routes in the UK's National Parks

    Join us as we explore five breathtaking walks on the UK's national trails with YHA (England & Wales) as part of the YHA Festival of Walking.

  • Where Tt go hill walking: long distance paths

    Ideas and inspiration for your next walk, including long distance paths around the UK.

  • Hill walking routes in the Lake District: great walks video inspiration 

    A playlist of five great walks in the Lake District, including family inspiration, lesser-known routes to popular summits and dog-friendly fell walking.

  • Self-guided hill walking routes with YHA (England & Wales)

    Go walking at your own pace and download free maps and route guides for walks from YHA hostels across England and Wales.

  • How to scramble: guides to popular scrambles around the UK

    A series of guides to some of the most popular scrambles in England, Scotland and Wales.

  • Five walks with wild swims thrown in

    What better way to cool off from the hot weather than a wild swim? Britain’s mountains abound with clear lakes, tumbling waterfalls, hidden gorges and shimmering plunge pools – here are a handful of the best.

  • Top seven hill walks for beginners

    Of course, there are many more great beginner hills, but here are seven to get you started.

  • Six stunning winter ridges

    To help you explore the mountains in winter, here’s the lowdown on six stunning ridges that will reward you with a grand day out.

  • Top 5 Greater Ranges treks

    If you’re looking for an unforgettable, high altitude trekking holiday this year we’ve got some great ideas for you here in Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and India from climbing mountaineering expedition operator Jagged Globe.


  • Amira the Wanderlust interview

    We interview one of the most popular takeovers of the BMC's Instagram, Amira the Wanderlust, founder of The Wanderlust Women, a hiking group for Muslim women.

  • 214 Wainwrights in 14 days and 11 hours

    For most people, walking all the Wainwrights is a challenge spread over many, many years. But James Forrest decided he wanted to up the ante, turn it right up to 11, go all out and walk them all in one outing and entirely self-supported. Is he mad or magnificent? You decide.

  • Black Girls Hike

    Why do we need groups like Black Girls Hike? London regional leader of the group Oge Ejizu explains her love of the outdoors and why she joined.