The body which represents hillwalkers and climbers in Scotland, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland (MCofS) has published a new Factfile about hillwalking.
The A5 leaflet is aimed at anyone thinking of taking up hillwalking. On launching it, the MCofS said, “This new FactFile gives anyone considering hill walking in Scotland’s hills and mountains in summer for the first time a concise list of what they need to know, what gear they need to get and where they can start.”
“The first chapter gives some practical advice on what clothing is the best for hill walking and what else you need to put in your sack if you are thinking of going further than the local woodland.”
“A brief resume of what its all about includes how to get started and the best way to progress, introduces walking festivals and what exactly is a Munro and a Corbett. A beginner’s list of small hills close to the main cities and towns will help you make a start and are perfect for families with small children. A list of some of the more user-friendly Corbetts and then Munros allows you to take it higher(!) once you are used to it all.”
“But going into the higher or more remote hills requires some knowledge of safety and the FactFile has advice on the essentials of navigation, maps, GPS, planning your route and mobile phone reception limitations.”
The Hillwalking Factfile can be downloaded from the MCofS website here.