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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.

Unique Dales Way bridge will close for 10 days to allow repairs

Walkers in the Yorkshire Dales are being warned a river crossing on the Dales Way will be closed for repairs.

On test: BioLite KettleCharge

This ingenious kettle will give your electronic gadgets a power boost, at a price...

Marriage followed romance that began on bus to Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

Charity bosses are searching for outdoor fans with happy memories of a youth hostel that celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.

Keswick team's seven-hour callout to camper with broken leg and injured walker

A Lake District rescue team was in action for seven hours dealing with two incidents at opposite ends of its area.

Walkers urged to step out on Saturday to highlight national park cuts

Hundreds of walkers are expected to step out on Saturday to highlight the effects of Government cuts on England’s national parks.

Environment minister Rory Stewart says national parks are 'soul of Britain'

Conservative junior minister and adventurer Rory Stewart said national parks are the ‘soul of Britain’.

Work begins to restore popular footpath on Assynt mountain Quinag

Work has begun on repairing a footpath on a popular Highlands mountain. Local workers will restore the route on Quinag in Assynt, where walkers’ ...

Open Spaces Society celebrates 150 years of access 'battle honours'

Britain’s oldest national conservation organisation has produced a list of more than 100 ‘battle honours’ as it prepares to mark its 150th anniversary.

One up, one down, as hill sleuths promote one munro top and demote another

The hill sleuths have been in the Highlands, to discover a four-inch deficit means one munro top gets deleted from the lists while another is promoted.

Fjällräven's new Keb Eco-Shell jackets among greenest waterproofs on offer

The Swedish brand uses no flourocarbons in these garments' waterproofing, and they feature part-recycled polyester.

Mini-test: lightweight camping stoves

These four stoves won't take up much room in your rucksack on that backpacking trip, but which suits your needs?.

More hills in this year's online guide for hillwalking during deer-stalking season

Scotland’s online guide for walkers heading out during the deer-stalking season has been expanded. The Heading for the Scottish Hills service now...

Scotland to gain new Great Trossachs nature reserve, but lose six others

Scotland will gain one new national nature reserve, but lose six, the Government’s advisory body has decided.

Mountaineers set to begin second stage of Ben Nevis North Face survey

Mountaineers will join geologists and botanists in a second survey of the UK’s highest mountain. Climbers are asked to be aware that members of t...

Profits from Cicerone Nepal trekking book will help earthquake survivors

Profits from a new guidebook to trekking in Nepal will go to help charities in the Himalayan country dealing with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Ex-Deputy PM Nick Clegg chips in to support Stanage scheme

Former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has lent his support to a national park scheme to help fund a popular rock-climbing venue.

Two teams rescue dog stuck down north Wales mineshaft

Mountain rescuers came to the aid of a dog owner after her animal found itself in a hole. A woman and her teenage son were walking their jack russe...


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