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Help us Open Wales, mountaineers urge outdoor fans

A mountaineering body is urging outdoors enthusiasts to join it in trying to persuade the Welsh Government to improve access to the countryside.

Peak District pioneer ranger Ken Drabble dies aged 79

A Peak District outdoors pioneer who helped set up mountain rescue in the national park has died. Ken Drabble, the park’s retired chief ranger, p...

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

Outdoor boss warns UK industry of gathering storm over waterproofing chemicals

Greenpeace is gunning for the outdoor industry because of chemicals in waterproof gear. But Nikwax's boss believes every cloud has a silver lining...

Mountaineers step up Glen Lyon access battle as walkers 'barred from land'

Mountaineers are appealing to a Scottish Government minister to intervene in a dispute between hillwalkers and a Highland estate.

Dont panic! Here's our last-minute festive outdoor stocking-filler gift guide

Christmas is nearly upon us. Here are a few suggestions to put under the tree for the outdoor fan in your life...

Chris Townsend steps up to mountaineering council's ambassador post

An expert on Britain’s hills has been appointed an ‘ambassador’ to inspire existing and new walkers to pull on their boots and head for the high ground.

Ogwen Valley rescuers aid injured walker and cragfast scrambler

A busy weekend for a Snowdonia mountain rescue team was capped by two rescues, of an injured walker and a man stuck on a scrambling route.

South Pennines walker with broken leg stretchered from Meltham path

A walker was stretchered from a path after slipping and breaking his leg while walking in the South Pennines.

On test: Montane Prism gloves

These featherlight gloves provide remarkable warmth and windblocking and pack down into a tiny stuffsack.

Campaigner says new law won't allow landowners to bar walkers

A leading campaigner on access and rights of way has described press reports of impending challenges to rights of way as misleading and muddled.

Hurricane-speed winds will hit hills as storm continues across UK

Hurricane-force winds will hit Scotland’s mountains tomorrow as a winter storm grips the UK. The Mountain Weather Information Service said mobili...

New chair of Government outdoors body Natural England 'blocked footpath'

The man charged with promoting access to the countryside in England stands accused of unblocking a right of way on his farm only being grilled by MPs about footpaths on his land.

North York Moors footpath work eases walkers' access to Hole of Horcum

Walkers accessing one of Yorkshire’s natural wonders will find the going a little easier after work by the North York Moors National Park Authority.

Champion award for Open Spaces Caerphilly campaigner Maggie Thomas

A keen walker and access campaigner has won an award for her work defending paths and open spaces. Maggie Thomas, Caerphilly local correspondent fo...

Winter's onset means it's time for Helvellyn felltop assessors to start work

Two men are preparing to begin the unusual job of climbing England’s third highest mountain every day to help keep members of the public safe.

On test: winter waterproof jackets

As winter takes hold, you need a good, reliable waterproof. We put six jackets to the test to see how well they will keep you dry...

Call police if landowners get aggressive, walkers and climbers told

Walkers and climbers should ring the police if they are confronted by aggressive landowners, two representative groups said.


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