Often overshadowed by mountains, our lesser peaks are easier to get to, take less time to climb, and are, of course, masses of fun
Entice the unwilling
Ways to ensure your outing isn’t all an uphill struggle
Make it a treasure hunt
Do the walk yourself first and hide sweets or treats under rocks or in trees, and then draw a map. Kids will love it.
Share your kit
It’s hard to surrender your favourite waterproof, but you want your friends/family to have a great time and come again, so make sure they stay warm and dry.
Surprise companions with their favourite chocolate bar or sandwich – or take them to an unexpected point of interest or time your arrival for sunset – it will make them yearn for more.
Turn to page 69 of January's The Simple Things for more on our guide to climbing hills.