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National park bosses plead with walkers to stop building cairns

National park wardens are pleading with walkers to stop making cairns on the mountains. Snowdonia staff say footpaths and the fragile upland enviro...

Campaigners celebrate as Worthing downs granted open access status

Campaigners have won a six-year battle for access to downland in a national park. Members of the Worthing Downlanders are celebrating after the are...

Outdoor groups' dismay as Scots minister approves more Lomond camping bans

Mountaineers’ and walkers’ organisations have reacted with dismay at the Scottish Government’s approval of a camping ban in parts of a national park.

Veteran mountaineer Mick Tighe awarded mountain culture accolade

A veteran mountain guide and rescue team member has been awarded a top accolade. Mick Tighe is the winner of this year’s Scottish Award for Excel...

Gourmet Forestia outdoor meals launched, with option of self-heating bag

A little luxury on camp is no bad thing, and Forestia aims to be cut above the usual outdoor food...

Snugpak's Cocoon hammock system 'works like a giant banana skin'

A hammock sleeping system that works like a big banana skin – innovation from sleeping bag experts Snugpak..

Brecon team clocks up 100th rescue on last day of 2015

A mountain rescue team clocked up its 100th rescue of the year on the last day of 2015. Brecon Mountain Rescue Team was called out on New Year’s ...

Ogwen Valley team rescues lost hillwalker as members join flood operations

A north Wales mountain rescue team helped a lost walker to safety while members were taking part in the massive operation across Britain to help those hit by floods.

Scottish avalanche service begins as full-depth slide hits Creag Meagaidh peak

It’s officially winter in the Scottish Highlands with the arrival of avalanche reports from today. The Scottish Avalanche Information Service is ...

Berghaus leads winter activities for school as part of #itsgreatoutthere campaign

A leading outdoors brand gave schoolchildren a taste of adventure as part of a Europe-wide scheme to encourage people into the countryside.

On test: winter waterproof jackets reviewed

Ten waterproof jackets with a variety of different systems designed to keep you dry on the hill. Which works best?...

Sir Chris Bonington urges outdoor fans to chip in to help 'magical' Suilven route

A mountaineering elder statesman is urging outdoor enthusiasts to back a plan to raise £50,000 to help complete repairs to a path on a ‘magical walk’.

Three children among family rescued from snowbound 4x4 on Lakeland track

Three children were among a family rescued after getting stuck in the snow on a remote Lake District track.

Government approves 70-mile section of England Coast Path along North Sea shore

The longest stretch of England’s coastal path so far proposed was given approval by the Government today.

Bergans of Norway kits out Lake District felltop assessors

The Lake District's felltop assessors have been kitted out with gear from Bergans of Norway to protect them on their daily trips up Helvellyn.

South-west cavers launch appeal to aid cave rescuers who helped in northern floods

Cavers in the South-West have organised an appeal for cave rescuers who helped in the recent floods in the North of England.

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Wainwright Society helps plans to improve Bowderstone Bothy disabled access

A group devoted to the works of the late fellwalking author Alfred Wainwright is backing a bid to help disabled people enjoy the Lake District.

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