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National Trust and Ramblers welcome Rory Stewart's Coast Path 2020 pledge

Two major charities have welcomed the news that England’s coastal path is on course for completion in five years’ time.

Mountaineering body backs restrictions on Everest climbers

The International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation has backed moves to restrict attempts on climbing the world’s highest mountain.

Pennine peat project saves CO2 equivalent to 7-million-mile car trip

Work on conserving peat moorlands in the Pennines have saved as much carbon dioxide as a 7-million-mile car journey would produce.

Warning to walkers as work begins on Ben Nevis mountain path

Outdoor enthusiasts tackling Britain’s highest mountain are being warned that construction work has begun on the most popular route up the hill.

Campaigners angry at 'unfair' common land swap for Circuit of Wales

Campaigners have expressed their anger at a land swap allowing a motor-racing circuit to be built on the edge of a national park.

Outdoor fans help boost Peak District Access Fund

Outdoor fans are among those who have chipped in to boost a fund aimed at helping improve access in a national park.

Event charging and dogs discussed as Snowdon talks near end

A consultation on the future management of Wales’s highest mountain reaches its conclusion next week with a conference in Llanberis.

Rannoch windfarm plans thrown out as company didn't exist when submitted

The Scottish Government has turned down plans for a windfarm on a highly sensitive Highlands site because the company applying for permission didn’t exist at the time of the submission.

Mountaineers urge planners to reject Monadhliath hilltrack proposals

Mountaineers are calling on planners to throw out an application to allow a controversial hilltrack to be retained in the Highlands.

Check the reports before heading for the hills, Lake District experts plead

National park bosses are urging walkers and mountaineers to check a dedicated weather service before heading for the hills.

Sale of Blencathra in the balance as agents contradict Friends group

Confusion surrounds the future of a Lake District mountain after conflicting reports of its potential sale.

Mountaineering council unveils paths and litter campaign at Kendal festival

The body that represents hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers south of the border revealed it will launch a major campaign next year to help Britain’s upland paths.

Royal Navy Sea King crew honoured for heroic rescue of Ben Nevis pair

The crew of a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter has been honoured for its heroic rescue of two climbers in blizzard conditions on Britain’s highest mountain.

Derbyshire rights of way cuts are 'short sighted', say campaigners

Campaigners said a local authority’s move to cut its rights of way department was short-sighted and could lead to long delays in resolving footpath problems.

Campaigner Kate warns Welsh footpath plans could spread to England

A leading campaigner said she fears for the future of Welsh footpaths if Government proposals go ahead.

New mountain rescuer goes straight into action to aid injured Burbage climber

A newly qualified team member got his first taste of a real rescue when he was called out to aid a climber who fell on a Peak District crag.

Chris Townsend: power firm's decision marks final nail in coffin for Allt Duine

Campaigners have welcomed a decision by a power company not to push for a controversial windfarm in the Highlands.

Mountain council warns cash restraints could delay national parks' expansion

The organisation that represents hillwalkers and climbers in England and Wales said spending cuts could threaten the extension to two national parks announced today.


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