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Compass brand Brunton reveals top five navigation mistakes made by walkers

Have you ever been navigationally challenged? Even the most experienced hillgoers can occasionally go wrong and find themselves temporarily misplac...

11 February 2015

Fort William festival Gaelic session will help you sort a meall from a sgurr

Do you know your meall from your sgurr? Can you wrap your tongue round names such as Stob Coire Sgreamhach? Gaelic topographical terms present a ch...

10 February 2015

Ramblers urge Scottish Government to clarify walkers' right to use railway crossings

Campaigners are urging the Scottish Parliament to enshrine the right for walkers to use railway crossings.

10 February 2015

Sea King reaches Peak District walker after snow thwarts air ambulance

An air ambulance called to pick up an injured walker on a Peak District moor had to abort its landing because of deep snow on the ground.

09 February 2015

Injured climber's calls heard by walkers as he crawled from Snowdonia crag

A climber was rescued after two walkers heard his cries for help as he crawled from a Snowdonia crag after falling.

09 February 2015

Woodland areas among Lake District authority's £½m asset sell-off

More land has been put on the market, as part of a wholesale sell-off of land by the Lake District National Park Authority.

07 February 2015

Lake District authority puts Langdale beauty spot Stickle Tarn up for sale

A prime piece of Lake District real estate has been put up for sale by the national park’s authority.

06 February 2015

Moray charity seeks outdoor fans' support to preserve Sea King rescue helicopter

A community group is seeking the help of outdoor enthusiasts to preserve a historic helicopter that has carried out numerous rescues on Scotland’s mountains.

06 February 2015

Climber Alan Hinkes will recount mountain tales at Telegraph Outdoor Show

Record-breaking mountaineer Alan Hinkes will appear at a London outdoors show this month. The Yorkshire-based climber, the only Briton to have summ...

05 February 2015

Miller's Dale abseiling suspended on Monsal Trail for steps repair

Abseilers at a popular Peak District venue will be denied their thrills as repairs are carried out nearby.

11 February 2015

Work begins on Glen Falloch hydro schemes on West Highland Way

Walkers on Scotland’s most popular long-distance trail are being warned of possible diversions while work takes place on hydro-electric schemes.

10 February 2015

Bushology teen Zeki Basan wins first Scottish youth mountain culture award

A teenager who combines bushcraft and naturalism has gained the inaugural Scottish Youth Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture.

10 February 2015

Injured climber airlifted to hospital after fall on Aonach Mòr

A climber was seriously injured in a fall on a Highland mountain. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was called out on Saturday after the climber suffer...

09 February 2015

Rescuers warn of Microspikes limits after Snowdon walkers share pair

Mountain rescuers warned hillgoers of the limitations of traction spikes in full winter conditions after they had to rescue a man sharing a pair with his friend.

08 February 2015

Footpath works open up extra section of Dales Way to wheelchair users

A section of a long-distance trail through the Yorkshire Dales has been opened up to wheelchair users and families with young children.

06 February 2015

Royal Navy's HMS Gannet rescue helicopters notch up busiest ever January

Crews at the Royal Navy’s search and rescue helicopter base in Scotland had their busiest January on record.

06 February 2015

North York Moors walker rescued after collapsing in Guisborough Woods

A walker was rescued after collapsing while walking in the North York Moors. Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 10.30am today when...

05 February 2015

March opening planned for new Portree youth hostel on Isle of Skye

A new youth hostel will open on a Hebridean island next month. The former Bayfield Backpackers building on the Isle of Skye, and the adjacent Bayvi...

04 February 2015

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