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Former bus boss Sir Moir Lockhead will lead National Trust for Scotland

A former apprentice mechanic who worked his way up to be chief of one of the UK’s biggest bus companies will be the new head of the National Trust for Scotland.

18 December 2014

Sheffield adventure festival-goers asked to donate to helipad appeal

Visitors to a film festival will be urged to help an appeal for a helicopter landing pad at a hospital that treats many injured climbers and walkers.

17 December 2014

'Regulate guides' suggestion after Graham Paterson Cuillin fall death

The Scottish Government should consider regulating mountain guides, a sheriff said. Sheriff Derek Pyle made the recommendation following a fatal ac...

16 December 2014

John Muir Trust completes Blàbheinn footpath work on Skye

A footpath up a munro on the Isle of Skye has been restored using a grant and donations from supporters.

16 December 2014

Walkers could gain access to Cumbria and North Yorkshire commons

Campaigners say walkers will have the chance to open up previously closed stretches of land. The Open Spaces Society is urging outdoor enthusiasts ...

14 December 2014

Wainwright fans will raise cash for rescue dogs and animal refuge

Four-legged friends will benefit from charity efforts by fans of the late author Alfred Wainwright. Search dogs and their handlers, along with an a...

14 December 2014

Sarah Fowler appointed new boss of Peak District authority

A woman who led teams reducing flood risks across England has been appointed boss of the Peak District National Park Authority.

12 December 2014

Fort William Mountain Festival will kick off with torchlit mountain descent

Organisers of the Fort William Mountain Festival have unveiled plans for the five-day event in February.

12 December 2014

Anger at Kinloss rescue-helicopter control centre move to south coast

The coalition Government has announced that the air rescue control centre will be moved from Moray in Scotland to Fareham in Hampshire and combined with the National Maritime Operations Centre.

11 December 2014

Berghaus prizes on offer as Ramblers seek Scottish walkers' views

Walkers in Scotland are being encouraged to take part in a survey to have their say on the great outdoors.

18 December 2014

Lost Lake District walkers' 999 call picked up by Isle of Man police

An emergency call from two walkers lost in the Lake District was picked up by police on the Isle of Man.

16 December 2014

Teen group repairs Pen-y-ghent path then tackles sponsored walk

A group of teenagers helped repair a Yorkshire Dales hillside footpath – then tackled a sponsored walk up the fell to help future conservation work.

16 December 2014

Glenridding zipwire plans dropped in face of massive local opposition

Plans for a zipwire in a quiet Lake District valley have been dropped after residents voted overwhelmingly against the proposal.

15 December 2014

Ill walker with chest pains rescued from Pennine Way

A walker had to be rescued after getting into difficulties on the Pennine Way. The 79-year-old man was walking on the national trail near Cowling i...

14 December 2014

£1m Lottery cash grant aims to save the Scottish wildcat from extinction

Almost a million pounds of lottery cash will be spent trying to halt the decline in one of Scotland’s rare endangered species.

14 December 2014

Council agrees to look at protestors' views after Rushup Edge meeting

Outdoor enthusiasts have won a battle to have their views heard over the controversial resurfacing of a Peak District bridleway.

12 December 2014

Coastguards stage sponsored walk as Norfolk strech of Coast Path opens

A new section of the England Coast Path opened today. Coastguards undertook a sponsored walk to celebrate new access rights along 41km (25 miles) o...

12 December 2014

Edale rescue team to raise cash for Sheffield hospital helipad

A Peak District mountain rescue team has decided to donate cash from its annual Christmas fundraiser to another appeal.

11 December 2014

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