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Climber who died in Tremadog crag fall named as Keith Waddell of Leeds

The climber who died in a fall at Tremadog in Snowdonia has been named as Keith Waddell. Mr Waddell, 50, of Leeds, fell while on the Valerie’s Ri...

Climbing team hoping for surprise finds in survey of Ben Nevis North Face

Climbers are hoping for some surprise finds in the most detailed botanical survey of cliffs on Britain’s highest mountain.

Lowe Alpine reveals new additions to rucksack range

Lowe Alpine unveils new rucksacks in its range, including on-the-fly adjustable backs and augmented air-back packs.

Kendal climbing centre claims European first with indoor via ferrata

A Cumbrian climbing centre will open what it claims to be a European first: an indoor via ferrata. The Kendal Wall site will launch the route tomor...

Minister gives green light to new Somerset section of England Coast Path

The latest stretch of the English coastal path has been given the go-ahead. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs approved 90km (5...

On test: Keela Kintyre jacket

This Keela jacket is a budget priced all-rounder for those content to stick to low-level routes...

Mountaineers urge ministers to reject Talladh-a-Bheithe windfarm plans

Mountaineers are objecting to plans for a 24-turbine windfarm in the shadow of Highland peaks Ben Alder and Schiehallion.

Friends of Blencathra: 'negotiations still open' on mountain sale

A community group bidding to buy a Lake District mountain said it was business as usual and they believe negations are still continuing despite the owner saying it had been sold.

Dog's death prompts fears of raptor poisoning in Tanat Valley

Police fear someone is targeting birds of prey in mid-Wales after an incident in which a dog died from poisoning.

Climber dies in fall from Tremadog crags

A climber has died after falling at a popular Snowdonia crag. The man fell while climbing on Valerie's Rib on Craig Bwlch-y-Moch on Tuesday evening...

Lottery fund provides £3m boost to repair Scots national park paths

Lottery players have helped fund a £3m-plus boost to paths in Scotland’s two national parks. The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced a grant to ...

RSPB welcomes Marks and Spencer stores' grouse sales suspension

One of the UK’s top retailers said it won’t stock red grouse in its stores this year. Marks & Spencer said it could not guarantee a responsible...

Mountaineer Alan Hinkes leads walk to re-open Black Sail youth hostel

Record-breaking mountaineer Alan Hinkes reopened one of England’s remotest youth hostels by leading a walk from a neighbouring hostel.

Liz Truss appointed Environment Secretary as Cameron sacks Paterson

The climate-change sceptic minister in charge of England’s outdoors has been sacked by Prime Minister David Cameron, to be replaced by a rising star from the Conservative Party.

Ramblers welcome Government go-ahead for Isle of Wight coast path

Campaigners have welcomed the coalition Government’s announcement that it will create a coast path around the Isle of Wight.

Friends hail Blencathra's community asset listing as 'quantum leap'

The campaigning group hoping to buy the Cumbrian mountain Blencathra is claiming a victory after it said the peak has been declared a community asset.

Yorkshire Dales bosses urge Tour de France visitors to take extra care

National park bosses are urging visitors to keep their dogs under control as extra crowds converge on the area for the Tour de France.

Hill sleuth Myrddyn goes in search of the 'missing' Berwyn mountain

Amateur hill surveyor Myrddyn Phillips finally nails the height of a peak that was overlooked by OS until walkers stumbled across it 25 years ago.

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