About Us

About Us

Our story

Mountains not molehills was created to share stories of days out in mountains, hills and parks across the UK and further afield, from day trips to multi-day hikes, and to create an inclusive, friendly community of walkers where everyone is welcome. We want to highlight the huge benefits walking or hiking can have on your mental health. Hiking for a healthier mind.

Hiking for charity

We often hike to raise money for various charity organisations. Sometimes that will be for personal reasons, and sometimes we undertake various hiking challenges simply to raise money for those in need.

A charity hike up Ben Nevis (2019)

Improving mental health awareness

Mountains not molehills aims to raise awareness of the benefits that walking and hiking have on mental health. Statistics released by the charity Mind show one in four people will suffer from a mental health problem each year. Hiking and walking is proven to help reduce stress, anxiety and depression.

We are not experts when it comes to mental health. We do, however, have a dedicated Mental Health page highlighting organisations who can help.

Discovering Mountains and forgetting molehills

We cover a range of hikes and walks in England, Scotland, Wales and beyond. There is plenty to get stuck into – whether that is finding a new trail to complete or finding inspiration for your latest adventure, you can find it here.

You don’t need to drive hundreds of miles to hike a mountain, either. Most of us feel better just getting out of the house, even if only for a brief time. A short 30-minute walk can provide the same benefits of a lengthy hike.

Being outdoors offers time for calmly working through thoughts and ideas. In turn, this can enable us to look at things from a different perspective. Being surrounded by the natural world can be inspiring and bring out the best in our creative sides, too.

So get out there – discover Mountains, and forget molehills.

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