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Trust closes Steall footpath and warns rockfall repairs could take weeks

A charity has closed a Highland footpath after a huge rockfall brought large boulders down on to the route.

On test: lightweight tents reviewed

Grough spent the summer camping out in a quest for the best of small one- or two-person lightweight tents.

Vanessa Griffiths appointed Ramblers' chief executive

A former conservation charity boss is to step in as chief executive of the country’s biggest walkers’ organisation.

MSPs urge Scottish Government to waive John Muir Trust Stronelairg legal costs

Politicians are urging the Scottish Government not to pursue a leading charity for legal costs incurred fighting a windfarm application.

Scottish hillwalkers' deerstalking information service adds extra peaks to site

An online service that allows outdoor enthusiasts to check where deerstalking will take place has extended the number of hills covered.

Cave rescuers ask public to be on lookout for stolen safety gear

Rescuers in the Yorkshire Dales are asking fellow cavers and climbers to shop anyone who offers them knocked-off gear at knock-down prices.

Rescuers condemn theft of safety gear installed in Yorkshire Dales cave for festival

Vital safety equipment placed underground in the Yorkshire Dales by a rescue team has been stolen. The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation conde...

Olympics bosses confirm sport climbing will be included in 2020 Tokyo games

Climbing will become an Olympic sport, the movement’s bosses have announced. A much anticipated announcement in Rio de Janeiro by the Internation...

BMC and MCofS rebrand themselves as Climb Britain and Mountaineering Scotland

Two bodies that represent climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers throughout Britain have announced changes to their names.

Ramblers relaunch Sussex Border Path after 18-month survey

A group of Ramblers have relaunched the Sussex Border Path to mark the Walk about Britain festival. The route has been checked by local Sussex Ramb...

Review: The Pennine Way: the Path, the People, the Journey by Andrew McCloy

Not a guidebook to Britain's first long-distance footpath, more a journal with lots of colourful accounts of people and things you might encounter on the walk.

Vango unveils new innovations as the brand celebrates 50 years

Vango, probably Britain's best known tent brand, celebrates its 50th birthday this year. We took a trip north of the border for a view of its new gear...

Mend Our Mountains-funded work begins with Exmoor footpath restoration

Footpath repairs supported by a crowdfunding project have begun on Exmoor. A section of a route near Chains Combe in Exmoor national park is the fi...

Montane unveils fruits of Gore collaboration with new range of waterproof gear

Montane is the first technical outdoor brand to gain a Gore licence for more than 10 years. Its new waterproofs use a range of Gore-Tex fabrics...

Lyon Equipment donates gear to replace stolen Kingsdale cave safety line

A leading outdoor gear company has stepped in to help a rescue team whose vital safety equipment was stolen from a Yorkshire Dales cave.

Lights, boots, action: new gear set to hit the shops next year

Here's a glimpse at some of the new products from outdoor brands that will be in your favourite store next year.

Team pleads with public to stay away from parts of Ben Nevis during survey

Climbers, mountaineers and walkers are being asked to avoid areas of Britain’s highest mountain while a survey takes place.

Mountain rescuer escapes unharmed after Land Rover overturns during moorland callout

A rescuer escaped unhurt after a Land Rover overturned while on a callout to help an injured walker. Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team described th...

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