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Outdoor fans urged to vote for Ben Nevis in National Lottery poll

Outdoor enthusiasts are being urged to vote for the UK’s highest mountain in an online poll being run by the National Lottery.

Dartmoor bosses expect cash boost as 2,400 teens prepare for Ten Tors

National park bosses are hoping for a cash boost as thousands of young people prepare for a weekend challenge event.

'Mountaineer's mountain' Blencathra up for sale, with £2.1m price tag

Alfred Wainwright called it a ‘mountaineer’s mountain; one of the grandest objects in Lakeland’.

Campaigner Kate Ashbrook urges public to reignite Kinder Trespassers' zeal

A leading outdoors campaigner said the zeal of the Kinder Scout trespassers must be reignited to protect the countryside from Government attacks on green spaces.

On test: Silva Trail Runner II USB headtorch

Silva's powerful 140 lumen headtorch recharges via a USB cable but will it last the night?...

On test: large day rucksacks

Nine packs compared, big enough for an overnight camp or packing that extra winter gear...

Wainwright Society hands over calendar cash to mountain rescue teams

Seven mountain rescue teams will benefit from sales of a calendar produced by aficionados of the late guidebook author Alfred Wainwright.

Ramblers press the case for access with giant map at Welsh Senedd

The Ramblers continued their campaign to open up the Welsh countryside to walkers by getting Assembly Members to walk all over the nation.

National parks welcome Government's u-turn on barn conversions

National park leaders have welcomed a coalition Government decision not to allow disused barns to be converted to houses.

On test: Leatherman Juice CS4 and Micra multi-tools

Quality at a price for these multi-tools that might get you out of a fix in the great outdoors...

Twitter and Facebook groups aim to raise cash to buy Blencathra

A social media campaign to crowdsource the purchase of one of Lakeland’s best loved mountains is gathering pace.

Mountaineers urge council to take action on Glen Lyon estate access

Mountaineers are urging a local authority to take action after more than 600 people reported problems walking on a Highland estate.

Met Office launches new mountain weather forecasts for mobiles

A simplified mountain weather forecast website is now available for mobile users from the national weather forecasting agency.

Blàbheinn path restoration project wins £24,000 cash contest

Work will begin on restoring the path up a Hebridean mountain after success in a European competition secured £24,000 cash for the project.

Blàbheinn and Crinkle Crags path projects contest £24,000 awards

The John Muir Trust’s plans to repair the path to Blàbheinn on the Isle of Skye have been put forward by outdoor brand Berghaus as one of the nominees in the European Outdoor Conservation Association competition.

Fylingdales Moor walker injured during mountain rescue team's challenge

A walker tackling a challenge to raise funds for a mountain rescue team had to be rescued after injuring her leg on the walk.

Vango tent company taken over by directors in management buyout

The company behind Vango, one of the best known tent brands, has changed hands in a management buyout.

Lakeland forest paths will close on Saturday for Malcolm Wilson Rally

Outdoor enthusiasts looking for a peaceful outing in the Lake District are being warned to steer clear of three forests this weekend.


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