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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.

Mountain expert's burning issue: don't get caught with trousers down

Imagine having to outrun a wildfire with your trousers round your ankles. Not an edifying prospect, but one that could happen according to a mounta...

Eight outdoors groups plead with Scots politicians to protect wild land

Eight leading bodies, including those representing outdoor enthusiasts, have called on the Scottish Government to increase protection for wild land.

Ramblers welcome decision not to merge two outdoors bodies

Britain’s largest walking charity welcomed the Government’s decision not to merge two environmental agencies.

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.

Berghaus scheme offers outdoor fans chance to persuade buddies to walk

Seasoned walkers are being urged to get a friend on to their feet in the great outdoors with help from a top gear brand.

Lake District team upgrades Eskdale stepping stones to help walkers

National park workers have replaced stepping stones across a Lakeland river to make it easier for walkers to use.

Sports Direct snaps up troubled outdoor brand Gelert

Troubled outdoor company Gelert has been snapped up by expanding retail group Sports Direct International.

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