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Second windfarm plan sparks mountaineers' fears for Ben Wyvis

Mountaineers fear a prominent munro is becoming a magnet for windfarm developers after a second company announced it was considering building 19 turbines, five months after a different firm withdrew plans for the same mountain.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team marks base's 40th anniversary

One of Britain’s busiest mountain rescue teams will today mark 40 years since its headquarters were officially set up as a rescue post.

Kate Ashbrook's kissing gate opens access land to Chilterns walkers

A leading campaigner has put her money where her mouth is to provide a gate to help people walk on access land.

Mountain bike boss says council's Wigley Lane surfacing is 'vandalism'

A mountain bike company boss has described resurfacing work done on a popular cycling route as ‘vandalism’.

Hubba Hubba: MSR's best-selling lighweight tents get a facelift

Strange names, but serious tents for backpackers as MSR updates its Hubba lightweight range...

Four national parks get £17m as part of Government plans to boost cycling

Four English national parks will get a £16.8m boost to encourage cycling under measures announced by the UK Government.

Ramblers urge action on England Coast Path as seaside towns decline

The Ramblers’ boss is due on national television this evening to press the case for the England Coast Path.

Campaigners condemn 'myopic' rejection of Isle of Wight coast access

Access campaigners have condemned the coalition Government’s ‘myopic’ decision not to extend coastal access to the Isle of Wight.

Mountain expert warns hillgoers of risk of heatstroke

A mountaineering expert has warned hillgoers of the dangers of overheating in the current exceptionally warm weather.

Pen y Pass hostel closes for six-month £1.3m refurbishment

A popular Snowdonia youth hostel has closed for a six-month modernisation costing £1.3m. The Pen y Pass hostel is due to reopen in March next year...

Mountain council calls for charter for Stanage Edge's future

Mountaineering representatives are calling on outdoor fans to help safeguard the future of a prime climbing crag.

Experts warn forcing children to summits can put them off walking

Mountain experts are warning parents forcing children up mountains in bad conditions could put them off walking for the rest of their lives.

Eight-hour rescue for two walkers stuck in Wasdale Screes gully

Two mountain rescue teams worked for almost eight hours to free a pair of walkers stuck on a Lake District hillside.

Woman airlifted after suffering multiple injuries in fall on Barf

A woman was seriously injured in a fall on a Lake District fell. The 74-year-old from Dalston tumbled about 6m (20ft) on Barf, overlooking Bassenth...

Bothy restrictions in place as deerstalking season gets underway

The charity that looks after mountain shelters has warned some of them have restrictions during the deerstalking season.

Ramblers and mountaineers urge Government action on England Coast Path

Two outdoor bodies have urged the coalition Government to pull its socks up and get on with the establishment of the coastal path round England.

National Trust: Scots feel they have no voice on landscape decisions

Most Scots feel they have no voice in the way the nation’s countryside is managed. Almost three-quarters polled by the National Trust for Scotlan...

Rescuers treat two overheated walkers in separate Peak District incidents

Rescuers were twice called out to deal with walkers in the Peak District affected by the heat at the weekend.


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