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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.

Mountaineers tell Scottish Government: protect wild land from windfarms

Scotland’s politicians must realise that wild land is a national asset and not just ‘emptiness’, mountaineers said.

Ramblers welcome new timetable for England Coast Path work

Britain’s biggest walkers’ charity is claiming victory in its coastal access campaign after the coalition Government published a new timetable for work on the project.

England Coast Path plans drawn up for Somerset and Dover's white cliffs

The White Cliffs of Dover and the less attractive prospect of the new Hinkley Point nuclear power station are included in plans for the latest extension of the England Coast Path.

Finlay Wild smashes own Cuillin record with sub-three-hour traverse

Mountain athlete Finlay Wild has posted the first ever sub-three-hour time for a traverse of the Skye Cuillin ridge.

Pen-y-ghent from Foxup

For anyone fancying a longer walk up Pen-y-ghent, this 10-mile stroll from the end of Littondale provides a different approach to one of Yorkshire's Three Peaks.

Campaigners say new Government law puts village greens at risk

Britain’s oldest national conservation society said measures introduced today puts village greens at risk from building development.

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.

Cerebral palsy walker Julie McElroy aims to tackle West Highland Way

An adventurer whose disabilities mean she walks with difficulty will try to complete Scotland’s most popular long-distance trail.

New hill and mountain skills courses for walkers will launch next year

Walkers wanting to improve their outdoor skills will be able to choose from two new courses next year.

Rescuers rope up to free trio of walkers stuck on Base Brown

Mountain rescuers had to use ropes to bring a group of walkers to safety after they got stuck on steep ground in the Lake District.

Two teams in rescue of injured walker on remote Dentdale fell

Two mountain rescue teams were involved in the rescue of a walker who suffered an injury in a remote part of the Yorkshire Dales national park.

SmartWool midlayers add SmartLoft for comfort and warmth as temperatures dip

SmartWool's new midlayers are hitting the shops in time for the cooler weather...

Climbing star Dave MacLeod helps launch rescuers' whisky fundraiser

Top climber Dave Macleod helped lift mountain rescuers spirits when he joined the launch of a fundraising campaign in the shadow of Ben Nevis.

Praise for Yorkshire Dales young rangers who repaired Malham Cove path

National park staff have praised a group of youngsters who helped repair a footpath and make it easier for wheelchair users and families to access a popular beauty spot.


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