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Travel & Holidays
High Point Holidays

High Point Holidays offers unique and inspiring guided and self-guided walking holidays in France, ranging from easy walking tours through vineyards to challenging trekking in the French Alps as well as offering walking holidays in England and Scotland.
http://www.highpointholidays.co.uk/

High Point Holidays
   
Walking Holidays in Spain

The ideal base for a self guided walking holiday. Situated in the heart of the Costa Blanca Mountains in the spectacular Guadalest valley. Free walk descriptions and photo galleries.
http://www.abdet.com/walking-holidays-spain

   
Walking Holidays in Spain

When it comes to walking holidays, Southern Spain is hard to beat. Guided and Self - Guided walks, operating out of the beautiful and traditional village of Frigiliana, offering a true Andalucian experience.
www.purehighwalkingholidaysspain.com

Walking Holidays in Spain
   

KerryClimbing
KerryClimbing is a guiding and adventure activity provider based in Munster.Their aim is to keep the day flexible to suit your level of fitness, ability and experience. Should you wish to climb Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest summit at 1039m or have other peaks or routes in mind, they will guide and assist you in achieving your goal. You can be assured of an adventure for everyone - from the easy to the extreme!
http://www.kerryclimbing.ie/

http://www.kerryclimbing.ie/
   

Trekking Encounters
Trekking Encounters is an independent trekking company specialising in adventure trekking, exploring the Himalayan trekking peaks and expeditions in Nepal. We comprise of a team of experienced trekking and mountaineering professionals who have worked in the industry for many years and we pride ourselves on our attention to detail, personal care and service. We are an eco-friendly trekking company, fully committed to the principles of eco-tourism.
http://www.trekkingencounters.com/

Trekking Encounters
   

Transylvania 4x4 Tours
Specialise in tours to the Carpathian mountain range - one of the last wilderness areas of Europe with the largest population of bears and wolves. Expert guides take you to areas rarely seen by tourists. We offer wildlife tours; 4x4 & motorcycle support including off-road recovery. Whether touring by 4x4, motorcycle, camper van or bicycle, we have it covered!
http://www.transylvania4x4tours.com/

Transylvania 4x4 Tours
   

Skye Guides
Established in 1995 by Mike Lates, Skye Guides has a firmly established reputation for providing safe, successful and inspiring outings for clients -traversing the Cuillins, ice climbing, rock climbing and Munro bagging
http://www.skyeguides.co.uk

 
 
Spacebetween
Spacebetween is the only British adventure holiday company working in the Mercantour, the beautiful National Park centred in the Alpes Maritimes in France.
 
 
 
Ascents of Adventure
Personalised Walking, Scrambling and Rock Climbing courses in the Lake District, Snowdonia & Scotland, and Rock Climbing holidays to Sardinia & Sicily when all is gloomy in the UK
http://www.ascentsofadventure.co.uk/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
C-N-Do Scotland
C-N-Do Scotland has been providing quality outdoor experiences since 1984. We offer all kinds of walking holidays and courses to suit all abilities: from leisurely trips pottering around Scottish islands to the challenge of high mountain ridges or remote backpacking trips. We also offer self-guided and bespoke trips to suit all tastes and budgets. Páramo is the clothing of choice for the C-N-Do Team.
http://www.cndoscotland.com
C-N-Do Scotland
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scottish Independent Hostels 
Association of over 100 independent hostels throughout Scotland. The hostels provide a good standard of accommodation at a fair price in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
http://www.hostel-scotland.co.uk

Scottish Independent Hostels

 
 

 

Andean Trails
Mountain Biking, Trekking, Climbing in The Andes of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Patagonia: Andean Trails is a small specialist company offering a wide choice of tailor-made and group departures, to suit all tastes and budgets. Contact us for a free brochure and expert personal advice and recommendations.
http://www.andeantrails.co.uk

Andean Trails

 
 

 

Will4Adventure 
Providing first rate adventure holiday experiences for those who want to do something different on their vacation. Be it trekking the Annapurna in Nepal; scaling Mt Kenya; mountain biking across Venezuela's savannas; white water rafting the source of the Nile; or simply exploring the wonders of New Zealand: WILL4ADVENTURE offer a range of trips into the outdoors. With qualified and experienced expedition leaders, safety is key at all times.
http://www.will4adventure.com

Will4AdventureÂ

 
 

 

Sherpa Walking Holidays
Worldwide Walking and Cycling Holidays. Choose from a comprehensive selection of escorted or self-guided departures to destinations around the world.
http://www.sherpa-walking-holidays.co.uk

Sherpa Walking Holidays

 
 
 
 
 
 
West Coast Mountain guides
Based in Fort William in the dramatic Highlands of Scotland, offer quality mountain guiding services to all those wishing to improve their mountaincraft skills.
http://www.westcoast-mountainguides.co.uk

West Coast Mountain guides

 
 
 
 
 
 
British Mountain Guides
Instruction in rock and ice climbing, mountaineering and off-piste skiing and ski touring- the coveted IFMGA carnet.
http://www.bmg.org.uk

British Mountain Guides

 
 
 
 
 
 
Talisman Activities
Walking, mountaineering and rock climbing courses in Scotland
http://www.talisman-activities.co.uk

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Winternet Scotland
Winter mounting climbing condition reports
http://www.winternet-scotland.co.uk

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Pindostrek
Pindos mountains - the orginal Greek backcountry experience
http://www.pindostrek.net

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Carolclimb
Lake District and Scotland. Friendly Professional Instruction. Skills and Adventures. Beginners to Advanced. Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Walking, Scrambling, Ghyll Scrambles, Kayaking, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking and Navigation. N.G.B.Awards refresher courses. For individuals, families and groups. A.M.I. member A.A.L.A. licensed.
www.carolclimb.co.uk

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Wildlife & Wilderness
Personalised holidays for individuals and private groups to some of the world's most inspiring destinations. Nature holidays, cultural tours and outdoor adventures can be arranged in Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Latin America, the northern lands of Canda, Iceland and Finland and in the middle eastern countries of Jordan and Oman.
http://www.wildlifewilderness.com

 Wildlife WildernessÂ

 
 
 
 
 
 

Caledonia Hilltreks
Hillwalking and guided walking holidays in Scotland, specialising in Munro Bagging.
http://www.caledoniahilltreks.com

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Cicerone Guides
Publisher of guide books to the great mountain ranges and walking areas of the world.
http://www.cicerone.co.uk

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Skyak Adventures
Kayaking for all ages, novice or experienced, on the beautiful Island of Skye.
http://www.skyakadventures.com

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Greystoke Castle Estate 
With over 3,000 acres of rugged upland terrain, the Estate provides a spectacular backdrop to a variety of challenging activities including, 4x4, ATV's, Abseiling, Clay Shooting amongst a host of others.
http://www.greystoke.com

 Greystoke Castle EstateÂ

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Trailrider Guide
A guide to singletrack riding in Spain for adventurous mountain bikers
http://www.trailriderguide.com

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Absolute Escapes Limited
A specialist Destination Management Company based in Edinburgh providing tailor-made walking trips, self-drive itineraries, group tours and events in Scotland.
http://www.absoluteescapes.com

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Spanish Andalucian Mountains Walking Holidays
Cortijo Sierra Castril provides fantastic walking and mountain based holidays in the fabulous mountains of the Sierra de Castril in Spain.
http://www.sierracastril.com

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Walking Holidays in Spain
The ideal base for a self guided walking holiday. Situated in the heart of the Costa Blanca Mountains in the spectacular Guadalest valley. Free walk descriptions and photo galleries.
http://www.abdet.com/walking-holidays-spain

Walking Holidays in Spain 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Spanish Highs 
Walking and mountaineering Sierra Nevada and Alpujarra mountains. Also trekking, ski touring, rock and snow adventures.
http://www.spanishhighs.co.uk

 

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

A lodge with 10 luxury tented chalets in a dramatic setting of granite boulders and breathtaking views in a special wilderness area, encircled by Namibias's Erongo Mountains, where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine. Bush walks, bird watching and relaxation in a secluded valley. 
http://www.erongowilderness.com

 

 

 

 

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Walking Organisations
Explore Outdoors
Explore Outdoors is based in Perthshire, the Heart of Scotland. We provide guided walking holidays on long distance trails and mountains all over Scotland. Our guided walks range from a 7 day trek on the West Highland Way right through to a single day trip up Ben Nevis.
www.explore-outdoors.co.uk
   
Cairngorms Living Walks
Living Walks is a practical guide aimed at any one who wants to get out and see just how stunning the UK's largest national park is. All the walks featured are based in and around the Cairngorms National Park's towns and villages with a mixture of easy family walks to challenging hill treks. Walks covered range from 500 metre loch side strolls to 7 mile plus hikes over moorland hills and through ancient pine forests.
www.cairngormslivingwalks.com
   

Transpeak Walks
Voluntary group which organises "free to the public" guided walks in The Peak District.
http://www.transpeakwalks.co.uk

Transpeak Walks
     
 

go4awalk.com
A site packed with walks and maps, gear reviews, competitions and much much more!
http://www.go4awalk.com

go4awalk.com
 
     
 

Hiking UK
Barry Smith's pages of Walking and Hiking information. Mostly for Lancashire and the North of England.
http://members.tripod.com/Wontolla/bazshomepage.htm

Hiking UK
 
     
 

Hills and Glens
A personal account of hill walking in Scotland.
http://www.hillsandglens.co.uk

Hills and Glens

 
     
 

The Ramblers Association
The Ramblers Association
http://www.ramblers.org.uk

The Ramblers Association

 
   

Striding Edge
http://www.stridingedge.net

 

 
   

Walk Eryri
A non commercial site covering walks in the Snowdonia and North Wales region. Dave Roberts promotes walking less frequented areas of Snowdonia - wilder, more remote walks off the beaten track, to ease the pressure of footpath erosion on Snowdonia's overcrowded tracks.
http://www.walkeryri.org.uk

 

 
   

Best Walks
The most comprehensive resource on the internet for books on walking throughout the UK and France, accommodation and walking holidays.
http://www.bestwalks.com

Best Walks

 

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Equipment

Nikwax Waterproofing
Manufacturer of high quality cleaning and waterproofing products. Nikwax prolongs the life and enhances the performance of clothing, footwear & equipment. Whether you work or spend your leisure time outside, Nikwax keeps you dry.
http://www.nikwax.co.uk

Nikwax Waterproofing
     
 

Directional Fabrics
Directionality = Efficient water movement = Comfort and Safety
http://www.directionalfabrics.co.uk

Directional Fabrics
 
     
 

Yaktrax(UK)
Walk safely and comfortably on ice and snow with Yaktrax ice traction device. Based on Tibetan wisdom and modern materials technology. Fits over your normal shoes. Lightweight and no spikes. Fits into a coat pocket
http://www.yaktrax.co.uk

Yaktrax(UK)
 
     
 

AQUA3 All Weather Maps
Europe's number one publisher of weather proof leisure mapping, publishing over 3000 titles including Ordnance Survey, IGN, Kompass, Swisstopo and more!
http://www.aqua3.com

AQUA3 All Weather Maps

 
     
 

Snowsled
Polar equipment, survival and protection equipment, clothing and mountain adventure.
http://www.snowsled.com

 

 
   

Booby Doo
Sports bras. Sports bra specialists, essential kit for all sporting girls, we are all the support a girl needs.
http://www.boobydoo.co.uk

 

 
   

ISYS Outdoors 
Digital mapping company that produce Maps and Guides on CD.
http://www.isysoutdoors.com

 

 

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Photography / Gallery

Andy Rouse
International wildlife photographer 
http://www.andyrouse.co.uk

Andy Rouse, international wildlife photographerÂ
     
 

Light & Land
Landscape and wildlife photographic tours with award-winning photographers.
www.lightandland.co.uk

 
     
 

Dave Willis photographer
Dave Willis is an award winning outdoor sports photographer and photo-artist specializing in adventure sports. The pictures presented on his site are a small selection of images taken from his Mountain Sport Picture Library.
http://www.mountainsportphoto.com

Dave Willis photographer
 

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Webcams
     
 

Langdale WebCams
Langdale / Central Lake District in the county of Cumbria
http://www.langdaleweb.co.uk

Langdale WebCams
 
     
 

Wasdale WebCams
Wasdale / Cumbria's west coast
http://www.wasdaleweb.co.uk

Wasdale WebCams
 

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Mountain Rescue

North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team
The North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team (NDSART) is a voluntary organisation linked toMountain Rescue, England and Wales. Our role exists to assist the Police and other emergency services by providing a Search and Rescue facility for missing and injured persons, 24 hrs a day, 365 days of the year.
www.ndsart.org.uk

North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team

Exmoor Search and Rescue Team
The Exmoor Search and Rescue Team provides a Search and Rescue service across Somerset and North Devon. We assist both Avon & Somerset Police and Devon & Cornwall Policein locating lost or missing persons and work with South WesternAmbulance recovering the injured or ill from remote locations. We are made up entirely of highly skilled volunteer members who are on call 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Our operational area covers the region enclosed by a line extending east from the Cornish border in the west via Hatherleigh, Crediton, Tiverton and north on to Taunton and Bridgwater, including Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills. We are a charitable organisation and receive no government funding.
www.exmoor-srt.org.uk

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Tavistock
Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Tavistock
Dartmoor Search and Rescue exists to help the police and other related rescue organisations to locate, render appropriate assistance and evacuate missing persons to a place of safety. 
http://www.drg-tavistock.org.uk/
Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Tavistock
   

Avon & Somerset Cliff & Rescue Team
Saving Lives since 1976, supplying Land & Steep ground search, Technical Cliff & Building Rescue services across c.1855 sq miles, 365 days 24 hours a day. Manned entirely by unpaid Volunteers and funded by public donations. Mostincidents involve Children, Family members and Animals.
http://www.ascrt.com

Avon & Somerset Cliff & Rescue Team
     
 

Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team
Provides 365-day Mountain Search and Rescue service in both the rural and urban districts of Lancashire, and beyond when assisting other teams. Lancashire Police or the Ambulance Authority will call out the team when our services are required.
http://www.bowlandpenninemrt.org.uk

Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team
 
     
 

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team
Operates in a vast area of rugged and remote mountainous country. The team of around 35 volunteers is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help anyone in difficulty on the hills, mountains or crags in an area spanning more than 2,000 square miles.
http://www.dmrt.org.uk/

Dundonnell Mountain Rescue Team
 
     
 

Kinder Mountain Rescue Team
Search and rescue services in the mountain, moorland and rural areas of the Derbyshire High Peak, England. We operate in the area of Kinder Scout and west towards Stockport. Help us keep the proud tradition of mountain rescue alive in the Peak District by making a donation.
http://www.kmrt.org.uk

Kinder Mountain Rescue Team
 
     
 

Mourne Mountain Rescue Team
The Mourne Mountain Rescue Team was established in 1962. It was the first mountain rescue team in Ireland and it currently consists of 28 members, with this number increasing every year..
http://www.mmrt.org.uk

Mourne Mountain Rescue Team
 
     
 

Search and Rescue Dog Association (England)
The Search And Rescue Dog Association (England) is a voluntary organisation responsible for the training of Mountain Rescue team members to become Handlers of air scenting Search and Rescue dogs, enabling them to search for missing persons, predominantly in the mountains and high moor land, and also lowland, rural and urban areas of Britain.
http://www.sardaengland.org.uk

 
 
     
  Search and Rescue Dog Association (Lake Disctrict)
The Search and Rescue Dog Association of the Lake District is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the training and use of mountain rescue search dogs to assist in the search for and rescue of missing persons, predominantly in a mountainous environment, but also in other areas where our skills may be of benefit.  On average our 10 dog teams respond to over 60 callouts per year as well as being members of their own respective mountain rescue teams.  As a dog handler, clothing is an essential part of our equipment and Paramo plays a key role in protecting us from the elements!

Lake Disctrict Search and Rescue Dog Association

 

 
     
 

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team
The Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team based in the English Lake District is composed entirely of volunteers and provides a rescue service to all who venture on the hills and high places.
http://www.mountainrescue.org.uk

 
 
     
 

Wasdale Mountain Rescue
Rescue Team providing 24 hours per day, 365 days per year service to the public.
http://www.wasdale-mountain-rescue.org.uk

Wasdale Mountain Rescue
 

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Outdoor Activities

Shadowhawk Tracker School
Shadowhawk are the original tracking school in the UK, they are passionate about tracking and the only school offering tactical tracking courses. They are also very proud of their mantracking courses and have wide range of tracking courses available.

http://www.shadowhawk.co.uk

   
   
bestadventurejobs.co.uk
bestadventurejobs.co.uk is a website dedicated to providing access to the very best adventure jobs, activity centre jobs and outdoor work in the market today. Unlike a lot of their competitors, they only advertise current jobs. Whether you are looking for seasonal work or full time jobs, the advertisers on Best Adventure Jobs are looking for you.
bestadventurejobs.co.uk
   

Active Edge
BHPA Paragliding School run by former British Paragliding Champion and British Team captain. Based in the Yorkshire Dales with training available in Spain, Crete, Brazil and other exotic locations worldwide.
http://www.activeedge.co.uk

 

Canoe Coaching
Canoe Coaching is run by Tom and Anna Sibbald. The school is based in Aberfeldy, Perthshire however also operates in the Lake District.
http://www.canoecoaching.co.uk

 

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Outdoor & Countryside Organisations
   

European Outdoor Conservation AssociationEuropean Outdoor Conservation Association
A group of businesses in the European outdoor industry who have come together to raise funds to put directly into conservation projects worldwide - to give back to the great outdoors. In the last 5 years, 36 projects have been supported with €860,000.
http://www.outdoorconservation.eu

Trees For Life
Trees For Life, the award winning Scottish conservation charity dedicated to the regeneration and restoration of the Caledonian Forest in the Highlands of Scotland.
http://www.treesforlife.org.uk

Trees For Life 

     

World Land Trust
The conservation organisation who are saving rainforest and who offer a carbon balancing scheme. Páramo and Nikwax are working with the World Land Trust towards offsetting their carbon emissions now and for the past 10 years, and conserving forests for the future.
http://www.worldlandtrust.org  http://www.carbonbalanced.org

 
     
 

National Trust for Scotland
The conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.
http://www.nts.org.uk

 

Mountain Leader Training Association (MLTA)
MLTA is the association for climbing and walking leaders who either hold a national award or are candidates within one of the training schemes.
http://www.mlta.co.uk

 

 
     
 

DEFRA
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. (formerly MAFF)
http://www.defra.gov.uk

 
 
     
 

Outdoor Solutions
Outdoor Solutions aim to provide users with accurate, easily accessible and up-to-date information for all things outdoors. Whatever you need they will try to point you in the right direction
http://www.outdoor-solutions.co.uk

 

 


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Training & Safety

George Fell - First aid for the Outdoors

A small provider of REC first aid courses, specialising in providing courses for outdoor people, based in Scotland.

http://www.georgefell.co.uk/firstaid.htm

George Fell - First aid for the Outdoors

Vital Signs
HSE approved First Aid training.
http://www.vitalsigns.org.uk

 
     
 

Adventure First Aid
Nationwide, Practical, Interactive HSE approved First Aid Training
http://www.adventurefirstaid.co.uk

 
 
 

 
 

Remote First Aid
HSE Recognised & Approved First Aid courses for Mountain, Wilderness & Remote areas. Plus Consultancy in Health & Safety for Outdoor Activities and Events. Coursesin North Wales or at your venues across UK & Northern Ireland. http://remotefirstaid.com

 

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