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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.

Ex-Irish finance boss Simon Skinner appointed chief of National Trust of Scotland

The former boss of an Irish financial services company has been appointed chief at Scotland’s largest conservation charity.

Royal Navy Sea King makes first rescue landing on hospital pad 14 storeys up

A Royal Navy rescue helicopter has ‘christened’ a new landing pad at a Scottish hospital. The helipad is perched 14 storeys above ground at Sou...

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.

Three mountain rescuers awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

Three mountain rescuers will have a trip to Buckingham Palace after being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Cotswold Outdoor owners snap up Snow & Rock shop chain

The company that owns the Cotswold Outdoor stores has snapped up a rival retailer. AS Adventure Group announced today it had acquired the Snow & Ro...

Heads up as sock brand Bridgedale adds range of hats to its collection

Best known for its socks, UK brand Bridgedale now has a range to keep your head warm as well as your toes.


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