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Ian Mercer, giant of national-park movement, dies aged 83

A leading figure in the outdoors movement has died after a career advancing the cause of national parks and public access, Ian Mercer was the first Dartmoor national park officer and the first chief executive of the Welsh Government’s advisory body, the Countryside Council for Wales.

Climbers urged to check suspect Black Diamond gear after recall notice

A major gear manufacturer is warning climbers to stop using some of it models. Black Diamond has issued a voluntary recall on certain ascenders, vi...

Kayaker Jason Chung Wai-Ho's family informed after body found on Rùm

A body has been found on the Isle of Rùm. Police said they recovered the man’s body from the shore of the island after being alerted by a member...

Calder Valley rescuers boost flood-gear funds with Spine Challenge effort

A rescue team’s funds were boosted by more than £1,000 by the efforts of four of its members who tackled a gruelling Pennine challenge.

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Chris Townsend: power firm's decision marks final nail in coffin for Allt Duine

Campaigners have welcomed a decision by a power company not to push for a controversial windfarm in the Highlands.

Border rescuers win nationwide Rural Champions Award

A rescue team has topped a poll to take the honours in a UK-wide competition. Border Search and Rescue Unit won the Rural Community Champions award...

Tortoise and hare runner aims for double Yorkshire Three Peaks circuit

Two outdoor enthusiasts are preparing for a ‘tortoise and hare’ charity challenge in the Yorkshire Dales.

Runners: prepare yourself for the 250-mile Cape Wrath Ultra

Organisers of one of the toughest races in Britain have thrown down a new gauntlet to ultrarunners. Super-fit runners have 18 months to get themsel...

Mother and daughter rescued from Greenup Edge after getting lost in blizzard

Two walkers were rescued after getting into difficulties in a blizzard on a Lake District fell. Three rescue teams were involved in the operation t...

Police formally identify Rùm body as kayaker Jason Chung Wai-Ho

Police have formally identified the man whose body was found on the Isle of Rùm last month. Officers confirmed the dead man was kayaker Jason Chun...

Two climbers die in fall on Stob Coire nam Beith in Glen Coe

Two climbers have died on a Glen Coe mountain. Their bodies were found by two other climbers on Saturday on Stob Coire nam Beith...

Royal Navy helicopter heroes plan final fly-past over mountain rescue scenes

Royal Navy search and rescue helicopter crew members will make a final fly-past of some of the scenes of their most daring operations this week.

Poignant moment for rescuers as HMS Gannet Sea King heads to great hangar in sky

Rescuers have said a fond farewell to a workhorse that has been involved in hundreds of operations helping outdoor enthusiasts in distress.

Therm-a-Rest's new Camper SV mattress is a breeze to inflate

No need to get light-headed with Therm-a-Rest's new mattress, which needs just a few gentle blows to inflate.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

Howgills revealed as venue for Marmot Dark Mountains winter marathon

Organisers of a gruelling overnight winter mountain marathon have revealed it will be held in the Howgills early next year.

Bleaklow and Kinder venue for Marmot Dark Mountains night marathon

Organisers of a night-time mountain marathon have chosen some of the most challenging navigational terrain for runners.

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