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Ramblers: no need to hit the wintry hills as Scotland offers many low-level walks

The Ramblers in Scotland are urging walkers to hit the countryside, even though it may still be winter on the hills.

Midnight Helvellyn walk and Blencathra starlight trip in Keswick festival schedule

A Lake District festival will offer walkers the chance to take a midnight hike up England’s third highest mountain.

Scientists reveal plan to cover Kinder Scout in green slime

Conservationists plan to cover parts of the Peak District’s highest hill in green slime. Walkers have been warned to expect scenes reminiscent of...

Trust us, pleads Lake District boss as he reveals more sell-offs are on the cards

The man at the centre of the controversial decision to sell Stickle Tarn and other Lake District land pleads with outdoor enthusiasts to trust national park bosses.

Campaigners call for inquiry into North York Moors plan for world's biggest potash mine

A charity is calling for a public inquiry into plans for a giant potash mine in the North York Moors.

Attacks on sheep prompt warning to Peak District dog walkers

Dog walkers in the Peak District are being urged to keep their pets on a lead after attacks on sheep.

Call off Stickle Tarn sale, MP Tim Farron tells Lakes authority

A Lake District MP is continuing his fight against the national park authority’s plan to sell off a mountain beauty spot.

Campaigners urge outdoor fans to sign petition to help stop national park sell-offs

Online campaign group 38 Degrees is urging outdoor enthusiasts to sign a petition opposing the sell-off of land in national parks.

Climber Leo Houlding joins Monty Halls on TV journey of Discovery

Television viewers with access to the Discovery channel can tune in this evening to watch accomplished British climber Leo Houlding take a trip to some of the planet’s remotest areas to find Lost Worlds.

Snugpak adds to clothing collection with Mountain Leader smock range

Three insulated tops from the West Yorkshire manufacturer are aimed at mountain leaders and outdoor professionals.

Mountaineers say: let's make this the outdoor election

On the day Parliament is dissolved and the election campaign kicks off in earnest, Britain’s mountaineers are urging politicians to put the outdoors at the top of their agenda.

Plans revealed for latest Kent section of England Coast Path

The Government’s body on the outdoors has published plans for the latest section of the England Coast Path.

Scots Government unveils plans for 30 new long-distance trails

The Scottish Government has announced ambitious plans to add 30 new long-distance routes to its network of trails in a bid to equal the best in Europe.

Peak District brewery marks right-to-roam 10th anniversary with new beer

Outdoor enthusiasts will be able to raise a glass to the 10th anniversary of open access with a new beer brewed in the Peak District.

Peers and campaigners call on Lake District bosses to halt Stickle Tarn sell-off

Britain’s oldest national conservation organisation has joined the chorus of condemnation of national park bosses’ plans to sell off chunks of the Lake District.

Lakeland walker rescued after getting stuck near The Bishop on Barf

Rescuers were called out to a Lakeland fell to help a walker stuck on steep ground. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 1.15pm on Saturd...

On test: headtorches

A headtorch is an essential piece of kit for anyone heading for the hills. We put nine different models to the test...

Kinder trespass gathering looks to Scots-style right to roam as election looms

Campaigners gathering to celebrate a historic mass trespass on a Peak District hill will explore how to press for Scottish-style right-to-roam laws.

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