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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.

War of words breaks out over Blencathra community asset bid deadline

A group which wants to register a Lake District mountain as a community asset says a council has reneged on a pledge to deal with the application before the closing date for the fell’s sale.

Man suffers multiple injuries in 200ft fall from Grasmoor scramble route

A man suffered multiple injuries in a 200ft fall while scrambling in the Lake District. The 23-year-old local man fell from Grasmoor today while ta...

On test: Montane Prism sleeping bag

Montane's new technical sleeping bag uses PrimaLoft Eco insulation that could just have been designed with the British weather in mind.

Outdoor bodies brief Westminster politicians ahead of general election

Outdoor representatives urged parliamentarians to support their cause in a ‘speed-briefing’ at Westminster.

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.

Eight-stone rottweiler coaxed from Snowdonia cliff as walkers rescued

An eight-stone rottweiler had to be rescued from a Snowdonia crag after getting stuck with its owner.

Cautious welcome as one fifth of Scotland declared 'wild land'

Ramblers, mountaineers and conservationists welcomed the Scottish Government’s new policy that designates almost a fifth of the nation as wild land.

Two injured Lake District climbers rescued after separate falls

Two climbers were airlifted to hospital after suffering injuries in separate falls in the Lake District.

Ramblers boss urges Scots to walk from sofa to summit

The boss of the Ramblers in Scotland said people should be encouraged to walk from sofa to summit. Dave Morris today welcomed the launch of the Sco...

Mountaineers' dismay at Government Stronelairg windfarm approval

Mountaineers and conservationists have condemned the Scottish Government’s decision to give the go-ahead to a major windfarm in the Monadhliath Mountains.

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