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Keswick festival organisers welcome early reopening of main Lakes road

Organisers of a major outdoor festival taking place in the Lake District this month have welcomed the early reopening of the national park’s main north-south road.

Time is running out to pledge cash to Mend Our Mountains crowdfunder

Time is running out for outdoor fans to pledge their cash to help a crowdfunding effort to repair some of England and Wales’s most popular mountain paths.

Appeal launched to pave Coast to Coast Walk bog on Nine Standards Rigg

Plans are afoot to improve the boggiest section of one of England’s most popular long-distance walking routes.

Julia Bradbury joins stars lined up for Keswick Mountain Festival

A television star will join record-breaking mountaineers and a double Olympic champion at a mountain festival this year.

Keswick exhibition will mark anniversary of Wainwight's 'love letter' to Lakeland

A new exhibition will examine author Alfred Wainwright’s love affair with the Lake District. Wainwright, the author of the celebrated Pictorial G...

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

BBC's Countryfile rapped for featuring Rab clothing too prominently

The producers of the BBC’s Countryfile programme have been rapped for allowing its presenters to give undue prominence to an outdoor brand.

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.

Pennine Bridleway and Chamonix feature in new guidebooks

Mountain bikers have a new guide to one of the country’s newest national trails. Outdoor guidebook specialist Cicerone’s Cycling the Pennine Br...

Extra time for Mend our Mountains scheme as appeal extended by a week

A crowdfunding appeal to help repair mountain footpaths has gone into extra time. The British Mountaineering Council’s Mend our Mountains campaig...

Ingleborough Mend our Mountains scheme on track with early crowdfunding pledges

An appeal to raise cash to repair a heavily used path on the Yorkshire Three Peaks route is more than a fifth of the way to its target after only eight days.

Outdoor fans urged to help BMC's Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding path scheme

Outdoor enthusiasts are being invited to help crowdfund repairs to some of England and Wales’s most used upland paths.

Praise from Julia Bradbury as Peak District scheme scoops volunteering award

A rehabilitation scheme that offers work experience in a national park has scooped an award. Fit for Work helps people improve their employment and...

Pull on your boots and hit the trail to celebrate the Pennine Way's 50th anniversary

The UK’s oldest national trail hits its 50th birthday this year, and tourism bosses are urging walkers to celebrate the anniversary by pulling on their boots and visiting the route.

Chamu Kuppuswamy named top UK volunteer for Peak District work

A university law lecturer has been named volunteer of the year for her work championing the Peak District to ethnic minorities.

Hill sleuths' survey confirms Thack Moor as new 2,000ft mountain

Three amateur surveyors elevate a Cumbrian hill to 2,000ft mountain status...

Dales helper David Preston is Julia Bradbury's choice in volunteer 'Oscars'

A hardworking volunteer renowned for getting ‘stuck in’ is the first winner of the inaugural ‘Oscars’ for the UK’s national parks.

Ramblers' new head: 'Walkers are indebted to charity's volunteers'

The Ramblers new head said walkers should realise they are indebted to the charity’s volunteers for securing better access in the outdoors.


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