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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...

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.

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.

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.

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