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Welcome to the Mountain Weather Information Service

MWIS currently produce forecasts for 8 different mountain areas of the UK as an aid to mountain safety.

These forecasts are now viewed by 2.3 million visitors to our website a year, and can be read on the appropriate webpage, downloaded as a printable PDF, or accessed via internet enabled mobile phone.

We now produce all 8 of our forecasts 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. The Peak District forecast has been expanded to include the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the area immediately between both parks.

The production of the Scottish forecasts is fully funded by the Scottish Government through sportscotland with the support of The Mountaineering Council of Scotland.

The production of the English and Welsh forecasts is currently unfunded.

The website operating and development costs are funded through commercial sponsorship. This successful partnership between public and private funding allows us to continue to provide a reliable professional service completely free of charge.

As always, please continue to give us feedback about what you think of our website, service and future development plans.

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Hillwalkers warned of Easter snow

leum-uilleumThe Mountaineering Council of Scotland is warning hill walkers not to get caught out by weather or late, icy snow patches in the hills. With the Easter weekend approaching, many will be planning trips to the Scottish mountains – for

April 15th, 2014 03:40 PM

Raptor death protesters take to streets of Inverness

piperAround a hundred protesters gathered on Inverness High Street this afternoon following the deaths of nineteen birds of prey around the Black Isle over recent weeks. Tests already carried out have confirmed that 12 of the birds were victims of

April 12th, 2014 06:48 PM

Inov-8 Trailroc 245 trail shoes

detailThe old Inov-8 Terroc 330 trail shoes were the mainstay of my outdoor footwear quiver for many years until, amid outpourings of grief from the backpacking community, they were discontinued. After a period of mourning (and now that my stockpile

April 12th, 2014 11:27 AM

Black Isle bird deaths: Inverness Protest planned, Landowners boost reward, and police raid farms

Red KiteThere have been a number of developments in the ingoing scandal of the birds of prey deaths on the Black Isle near Inverness. The number of dead birds found has now risen to 19, with 14 red kites and 5

April 9th, 2014 05:57 PM

Easter hillwalkers warned: it's still winter on the mountains

Walkers heading for the hills over Easter are being warned by mountain experts to expect winter conditions on some routes.

Tuesday 15 April 2014 08:41 PM GMT

Glen Shiel walker injured in 400ft fall from Forcan Ridge

A walker has been flown to hospital after falling 400ft from a Highland ridge. The man was on Forcan Ridge in Glen Shiel when he fell about 120m fr...

Tuesday 15 April 2014 07:24 PM GMT

On test: Silva Trail Runner II USB headtorch

Silva Trail Runner II USB headtorch Price: £79.99 Country of manufacture: not stated Weight: 128g The Trail Runner II USB is Swedish brand Silva’s latest addition to its stable of lightweight headtorches aimed principally at runners but which are also of interest to cyclists, mountain bikers and walkers.

Tuesday 15 April 2014 12:24 AM GMT

Alan Hinkes launches How Stean Gorge via ferrata aerial walkway

Britain’s most successful high-altitude climber tested a high-level Yorkshire attraction before its opening to the public.

Monday 14 April 2014 11:22 PM GMT

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