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Trade body secures Sport England cash to kick start Britain on Foot scheme

A campaign to get people on their feet in the outdoors will get official funding. Sport England has agreed a sum of £76,000 for the Britain on Foo...

British Mountaineering Council posts up for grabs after Sport England grant

The British Mountaineering Council is looking to recruit a new member of staff to promote its hillwalking work.

British Mountaineering Council to draw up wild land charter south of border

The British Mountaineering Council said it will draw up a landscape charter to guide its representatives on how to deal with developments in the few remaining wild places in England and Wales.

Mountaineering bodies unite in campaign to save mountains from windfarms

Britain’s two representative bodies for mountaineers have united in their opposition to the building of windfarms on Scotland’s highest mountains.

Tributes to the men who perished in Mont Maudit avalanche

The families of two of the men killed in the Mont Maudit avalanche have spoken of their loss in tributes to the climbers.

Former mountain council boss was one of victims of Alps avalanche

A former general secretary of the British Mountaineering Council was one of three Britons to die in an Alpine avalanche that also claimed the lives of six others.

Campaign urges climbers to give thought to wearing a helmet

The British Mountaineering Council is asking climbers to use their heads and give some thought to wearing a helmet.

Park rangers remind climbers of crag restrictions during nesting season

National park bosses are reminding climbers of annual restrictions on certain crags which help protect birds from disturbance during the nesting and breeding season.

Anniversary events will evoke spirit of Kinder mass trespass

Ramblers in period gear will re-enact a moorland walk that led to the imprisonment of five activists 80 years ago.

Girly glamour, cloth maps and Kenton Cool's onesie on view at Outdoors Show

The Outdoors Show is a chance for enthusiasts to get up close to some luminaries and see some of the goodies available for their trips into the hills and countryside of Britain and further afield.

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.

Outdoor industry boss Andrew Denton tells MPs: 'Britain on Foot has legs'

The boss of the trade body for Britain’s outdoor sector called on the whole industry to get behind its drive to get the country on its feet.

Recession-hit outdoors industry launches Britain on Foot campaign

Outdoor industry representatives will next month launch a campaign to get the country on its feet. Britain on Foot is the brainchild of Andrew Dent...

Ramblers boss pays tribute to Roger Payne, a champion of mountain rights

Roger Payne, who died yesterday in an avalanche on Mont Maudit, was a leading voice in campaigns to increase access to land in both the UK and elsewhere, a Ramblers boss said.

Manchester Rambler rendition will launch week of Kinder Trespass events

The village of Edale will resound to the echoes of a traditional ramblers’ song during celebrations of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass next week.

Children of jailed Kinder trespassers will help mark 80th anniversary

The children of two of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespassers who were jailed for their part in the incident will take part in the celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of the event.

Outdoor bodies step up Westminster campaign to get the country hillwalking

Outdoor industry and mountaineering bosses met Westminster politicians to push for greater recognition of the benefits of hillwalking.

Security closures will follow opening of English coastal path

The first leg of the England Coast Path will open this summer – and part of it will then be closed for security reasons.


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