The organisation that represents hillwalkers and climbers in England and Wales said spending cuts could threaten the extension to two national parks announced today.
Councillors in Cumbria have objected to the enlargement of two national parks which would see their planning and countryside access powers switched to the national park authorities in the selected areas.
Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.
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