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Welcome to QMD: Quality Mountain Days. Dedicated to helping you achieve quality days in the mountains. All suggestions and proposals for things to include and for other walks and links are welcomed, usually warmly.
- Keeping a QMD Log Book
- A quick tour of The Big Rounds. A Review of The Big Rounds: Running and walking the Bob Graham, Paddy Buckley and Charlie Ramsay Rounds by David Lintern (2019)
- A brief and simple comparison of Viewranger and OSmaps
- The Mountain Leader (Summer) Assessment: What’s it all about?
- QMDs without summiting: low ground options
QMD Walks are typically mountain days, and mostly and usually take in at least one summit. They often cover difficult ground and you need to be able to navigate and route find and be aware of the risk you take when walking in mountain country and/or any other country. Other walks are typically walks on Lowland and may include some Hill and Moorland.
The GPX Routes are GPX files are armchair routes and use straight lines between waymarks. All GPX routes are Indicative Only and they may not have been walked. The GPX routes are planning aides, not set routes to follow. When a GPS Track is available it is uploaded and marked as a Track but that does not mean it is suitable for anybody to walk.
Summit Co-Ordinates (UK) and Ireland
This page provides a list of UK and Ireland summits from 608m or higher. Where possible summits are provided by country and mountain ranges and as a GPX file (waymarks) and a PDF. Sourced from The Database of British and Irish Hills v16.2
The Challenges page contains mountain challenges including some of the classics such as the Paddy Buckley.
These resources are mostly links or relevant reading material.
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