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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.

On test: hydration systems

Keeping up your fluid intake while undertaking outdoor activities is vital. We compared different systems designed to help you stay hydrated...

Police appeal to walkers after attempted Highlands gold heist near Tyndrum

Police are appealing to Highland walkers for information after an attempted gold heist failed. A gold mine in the shadow of munro Ben Lui was broke...

Into the hot seat: new boss Gordon Watson's vision for the Lomond national park

Gordon Watson has taken over at the head of the Loch Lomond authority at a time when it is mired in controversy over plans to ban wild camping.

Santa's little help: our guide to Christmas stocking fillers for the outdoors fan

Looking for a gift for the outdoors enthusiast in your life? Look no further...

Lomond team rescues stuck walker clinging to tree on Ben Venue

A walker was rescued from a ledge on a Trossachs mountain where he was clinging to a tree, after his calls for help were heard.

On test: insulated jackets

As winter takes hold, you need gear that will keep you warm on the hill. We look at nine jackets and see how they perform...

Injured walker airlifted after Ben Lui fall and two lost on Stob Binnein

A walker was airlifted from a Scottish mountain after falling and injuring himself. The 57-year-old called for help from Ben Lui in the southern Hi...

Colin passes half-way mark on 700-mile Scots watershed run

An ultrarunner aiming to complete a 700-mile route along Scotland’s watershed has passed the half-way point.

Report reveals record number of people heading for the outdoors in England

More people than ever are heading for the great outdoors in England. Figures revealed today by the Government’s official advisers Natural England...

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.

Rescuers searching for missing walker Daniel Bennett find body on Ben Oss

Rescuers searching for a walker missing in the Highlands since Saturday have found a body. The discovery was made in the Ben Oss area by teams hunt...

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

Loch Lomond national park boss Fiona Logan steps down

The boss of a Scottish national park has announced she is stepping down. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs chief executive Fiona Logan is leaving the a...

Lomond national park prepares for extension of ban on wild camping

A national park authority is to open consultations on plans that would restrict wild camping in many areas along the shores of lochs.

Mountain expert warns hillgoers of risk of heatstroke

A mountaineering expert has warned hillgoers of the dangers of overheating in the current exceptionally warm weather.

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

Gold mine company claims platinum find near West Highland Way

The company reopening a gold mine in a Scottish national park says it has found traces of platinum at a site close by.


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