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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.

'We have only 10 years to save lost paths' says access expert Phil Wadey

An access expert has warned the clock is ticking for thousands of public highways. Phil Wadey, vice-chairman of the Open Spaces Society, warned the...

Suilven path project tops worldwide poll for £18,000 cash grant

A scheme to restore footpaths on an Assynt mountain has topped a worldwide poll to win £18,000 of funding.

Meet Fraser the Rucksack, a new pack from Lakeland brand Millican

A new pack using Bionic Cotton has been unveiled by Lake District brand Millican, inspired by a man who lived in a Borrowdale cave.

Rescuers warn against venturing on to Mam Tor face after walker gets stuck

Rescuers warned hillgoers against tackling the face of a Peak District hill after a man got stuck. Edale Mountain Rescue Team said the face of Mam ...

Residents and businesses to have say on Snowdon's future

Residents and businesses around Wales’s highest mountain are to be asked their views on how to manage the peak.

Outdoor Show visitors will have final say on new industry award winners

Judges at a recent trade show pared down the 103 entries to the Outdoor Industry Awards to a shortlist of finalist products.

Dartmoor rescuers' cream tea event launches new supporters' club

A rescue team has launched a supporters’ club with a cream tea event. Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team Ashburton kicked off its dart2ZERO group wi...

Yorkshire Wolds Way first national trail to be declared stile-free

A long-distance route in Yorkshire has become the first in England to be declared stile-free. The Yorkshire Wolds Way has beaten the Thames Path to...

Dales 'missing link' improved to help disabled visitors at Grimwith Reservoir

Disabled outdoor enthusiasts can now enjoy a trip round a Yorkshire Dales reservoir thanks to footpath improvements.

Outdoor groups pay tribute to Michael Meacher, architect of right to roam

Outdoor campaigners paid tribute to a former Labour Environment Secretary who has died. Michael Meacher was the architect of the right-to-roam laws...

Man dies after collapsing while walking with friends on Skiddaw

A walker has died after collapsing on a Lake District mountain. The 51-year-old suffered a suspected heart attack while on Skiddaw with two compani...

Sir Chris Bonington backs bid to win cash for path work on 'magical' Suilven

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington is urging outdoor fans to vote for a ‘magical’ Highlands mountain in a bid for conservation cash.

Northumberland national park gives go-ahead for £14.8m The Sill centre

Plans for a multi-million pound visitor centre in a national park have been given the green light. The £14.8m development in Northumberland will b...

Review: The Walker’s Handbook by Hugh Westacott

A comprehensive handbook on all aspects of walking, brought up-to-date in this recent edition...

Peak District exercise will test firefighters' and rangers' wildfire response

Firefighters and national park staff will take part in a major practice exercise in the Peak District.

Team thanks residents and colleagues after body found in Yvonne Mullen search

A Lakeland team has thanked residents and fellow mountain rescuers for their help during a major protracted search for a missing woman in the Crosby Ravensworth area.

Lords and MPs hit the Peak hills to hear of importance of outdoor activities

Parliamentarians were due to hit the Peak District hills today for a view of the importance of outdoor activities.


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