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HMS Gannet crest will hang in new Bristow helicopter rescue crews' base

The crest of the former Royal Navy helicopter rescue base will hang in the new civilian service’s crewroom in recognition of the history and heritage of the Scottish operation.

Mountain rescuers from across country in action as floods hit northern England

Volunteers from mountain rescue and search teams from across the country have been taking a crucial role during some of the worst floods in living memory in northern England.

Snowdonia national park gains international dark sky reserve accolade

Visitors to a national park will find themselves in the dark after it gained a rare international accolade.

Cotswold and Snow & Rock join cycle and running stores in new company

Four major retailers have formed a single company following a string of acquisitions earlier this year.

Pendle Hill, home of witches, among 13 sites given share of £31m lottery pot

A Lancashire hill shrouded in bewitching history is among 13 landscapes to benefit from lottery grants announced on Halloween.

Review: The Walker’s Handbook by Hugh Westacott

A comprehensive handbook on all aspects of walking, brought up-to-date in this recent edition...

New Alastair Lee film The Citadel will premiere at Calder Valley rescuers' event

A team of rescuers will host the premiere of a new film by a renowned adventure film-maker. Alastair Lee’s The Citadel will screen at the Picture...

Ragtag rescuers return to TV screens as Mountain Goats comedy begins

A series following a group of mountain rescue volunteers returns to the television screen this week. But pray you never have to call out the cast o...

Head for heights needed as Iain Miller climbs Donegal sea stack Cnoc na Mara

If you don't have a head for heights, you may want to skip this vertiginous video from climber Iain Miller.

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.

Ordnance Survey takes quarter stake in Dennis Maps, printer of paper maps

Britain’s official mapping agency has bought a 25 per cent stake in a company that prints its paper maps.

National Trust and Ramblers welcome Rory Stewart's Coast Path 2020 pledge

Two major charities have welcomed the news that England’s coastal path is on course for completion in five years’ time.

Royal Navy Sea King crew honoured for heroic rescue of Ben Nevis pair

The crew of a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter has been honoured for its heroic rescue of two climbers in blizzard conditions on Britain’s highest mountain.

Climbing legend Doug Scott set to reveal secrets behind his life story

One of the first Britons to summit the world’s highest mountain will reveal his reluctance at writing his autobiography.

On test: hydration systems

Keeping up your fluid intake while undertaking outdoor activities is vital. We compared different systems designed to help you stay hydrated...

Bridgedale foots the bill as it donates 10,000 pairs of socks to rescuers

UK sock manufacturer reveals it has given 10,000 pair of its socks to more than 2,000 mountain rescue volunteers.

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.

Company behind MSR and Therm-a-Rest celebrates European factory's 30 years

Seattle company Cascade Designs set up its factory in Cork to adhere to its local manufacturing ethos.

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