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Want to start trail running? Keen trail runner Annette McQueen shares her top tips

Looking to start trail running but don't know where to start? Mountains not Molehills' Annette McQueen shares her top tips
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Goyt Valley: Errwood Reservoir circular

Easy 2.5 Hours 5 Miles About this walk Errwood Reservoir circular is an easy walk with some stunning views along...
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Avoiding common foot problems for hikers – outdoor walking experts share their tips

What are the most common foot problems for hikers? The more time spent walking or hiking, the more likely it...
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Trail Running: High Raise, Kidsty Pike, Rest Dodd and Winter Crag circular

Trail running in the Lake District is not only a great challenge but also massively rewarding and this 20km circular...
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Hiking for a healthier mind

Hiking for a healthier mind can mean different things for different people, but Mountains not molehills aims to highlight the enormous positive effect that the outdoors can have on our mental health. You can expect regular posts from our own walking/hiking trips, as well as guest articles, reviews, routes and more.

Hiking for a healthier mind is our philosophy, but we understand that mountain hiking isn’t for everyone. So we also cover walks along canals, woodland areas, country parks and much more.

Discover beautiful hiking across the UK

The UK has some absolutely stunning hiking trails, and every year thousands of people experience everything they have to offer.

The Lake District in England is renowned for its hills, fells and mountains. Scafell Pike is part of the National Three Peaks challenge and Helvellyn is famous for Striding Edge. If mountain hiking isn’t for you, however, look no further than the famous Wainwright Walks which features 214 fell walks including the beautiful Latrigg.

The Peak District, the oldest National Park in Britain, reaches across Derbyshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire. Walks such as Kinder Scout and Mam Tor offer great views.

Scotland boasts the highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis (4,409ft), which unsurprisingly is also part of the National Three Peaks challenge. And no words are even needed to convince passionate walkers that hiking in the Isle of Skye is an absolute must – just take a look at this list. For the peak baggers out there, ‘The Munros’ are the checklist for you – 282 mountains in Scotland over 3,000 feet.

Snowdonia in Wales is home to some truly breathtaking walks, including Mount Snowdon, which makes up the National Three Peaks challenge.

Want to challenge yourself?

Various charities use hiking challenges to raise much needed funds, with hundreds of people taking part every year. Whether it is the National Three Peaks challenge or something a little less intense, you can find it here.

A charity hike up Ben Nevis (2019)

Mental Health support

Hiking for a healthier mind is an important aspect to Mountains not molehills, but we also try to provide details of a number of mental health support networks. There are a number of organisations which are here to help anyone who is struggling with their own mental health.

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