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Mountaineers tell Welsh minister: give us access to sea cliffs

Access laws in Wales should be simplified, mountaineers told a minister. The British Mountaineering Council said a review of legislation by the Wel...

Record Scottish snowfalls bring skiers out on to slopes

While the floods in southern England have been grabbing the news headlines, the Scottish Highlands have had a bumper year of snow.

Lowland rescue teams in spotlight as floods hit large areas of England

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Plea to keep dogs under control after Lake District sheep attack

National park bosses have pleaded with dog owners to keep their pets under control after sheep were attacked and injured.

One man and his dog rescued after going astray on Tryfan

A walker and his dog were rescued from a Snowdonia mountain after getting lost in poor weather. The man, from Leeds, called for help after straying...

Second chance for Isle of Wight coast path as consultation nears end

Access campaigners are hoping for a second chance to convince the coalition Government to include the Isle of Wight in coastal access plans.

Search for injured Y Garn walker ends in discovery of mystery dog

A search for a fallen walker by a Snowdonia mountain rescue turned up a mystery dog. Members of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation could...

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.

Two climbers rescued after spending night sheltering in Cairngorms

Two climbers were rescued after spending the night on a Cairngorms mountain. The pair were reported overdue to police in Aviemore after going climb...

Outdoor boss welcomes launch of Government scheme to get people active

Britain’s outdoor industry has welcomed a campaign by the Government and Mayor of London to get the country’s citizens more active.

Walkers and climbers warned main Borrowdale road will close for six weeks

One of the main roads used by walkers and mountaineers heading for the Lake District’s central fells will be closed for six weeks for emergency repairs.

Mountaineers seek access problem views in Glen Lyon survey

Mountaineers have launched a survey to gauge access problems around a Highland glen. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland is asking for instances...

Ramblers tell Ledgowan estate walkers: don't be bullied

The Ramblers are encouraging walkers to continue using a Highland estate and not to be bullied into avoiding the area.

Mountain experts warn winter walkers: cotton can kill

Mountain experts have warned winter hillgoers that cotton can kill. Wearing clothes made of cotton can increase the risk of succumbing to hypotherm...

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...


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