He’s in charge of England’s biggest national park; he’s a big fan of the outdoors and adventurous activities; and he’s no stranger to conflict.
The elder statesman of British mountaineering clocked up 80 years in August. Sir Chris Bonington celebrated his eight decades on this earth by repe...
Have you ever wondered why Scotland and England’s highest mountains are blessed by two summit heights on Ordnance Survey maps.
More than 25 years ago a party of 20 people from the Retired People’s Club were walking on the Berwyn Mountains in northern Mid Wales.
Big changes are afoot in the world of mountain training. As the organisation that oversees mountaineering qualifications in the UK enters its 50th ...
This year turned out to be as eventful as ever, with the triumphs of Kenton Cool's amazing Everest Three Peaks and other super-fit athletes' record-breaking feats countered by deaths and injuries in the outdoors, our constant reminder that there is no escaping the risks we face whenever we pull on our boots and waterproofs.
Recent changes to rights of way in the Peak District have got mountain bikers hot under the helmet. Here, in his opinion piece, writer, climbe...
Tom Weir was one of Scotland’s enduring outdoor characters, producing the My Month feature in the Scots Magazine and then presenting Weir’s Way on television.
Wainwright’s Way Nick Burton In death, possibly even more than in his life, Alfred Wainwright’s influence on the outdoors endures, with acolytes of the taciturn treasurer dissecting and analysing the author in new ways every year.
The year just ending was eventful as ever, with triumph, tragedy and the odd bit of comedy as outdoors fans took to the UK countryside and further afield.
The organisation that represents mountaineers, climbers and hillwalkers in England and Wales says it is determined to do more to represent the walking section of its membership.
Yorkshire’s Three Peaks – the Inside Story of the Dales by Mike Appleton Mike Appleton’s book charts a chatty tour round the 24 miles of the Yorkshire Three Peaks route, not in the familiar 12-hour dash, but in a leisurely stroll completed over a period of months, talking to the people who live and work in the area and who visit this popular corner of the national park.
Scotland’s newest long-distance trail is due to open on 21 April. First Minister Alex Salmond will attend the official event to mark the creation of...
The South Pennines are sandwiched between two national parks, the Peak District to the South and the Yorkshire Dales to the North, and could be viewed as the poor relation in this Pennine triumvirate.
The boss of one of the outdoor industry’s best known brands has warned that companies face a storm of adverse publicity over chemicals used in waterproofing clothing.
The death zone is generally held to start about 8,000m up, where the atmosphere is so thin, the protection from solar radiation so sparse, that each hour spent there means you die a little.
The only Briton to have made it to the summit of the world’s 14 highest mountains is close to realising a long-term project: a photographic account of all his 8,000m ascents.
The UK has a plethora of hill lists for walkers to bag: munros, hewitts, deweys, humps and tumps. And now, there’s a new list to aim for: the Ped...