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Campaigners condemn 'myopic' rejection of Isle of Wight coast access

Access campaigners have condemned the coalition Government’s ‘myopic’ decision not to extend coastal access to the Isle of Wight.

English Coast Path faces Government axe, Ramblers say

The planned path around the coast of England is in danger of being axed, according to the country’s leading walking charity.

Carey Davies takes up hillwalking post at British Mountaineering Council

Two-thirds of the British Mountaineering Council’s members say they are first and foremost hillwalkers, despite the public perception the organisation caters mainly for climbers.

Outdoor fan Kyleigh Hill will celebrate 30th birthday with 30 charity challenges

An outdoors fan will celebrate a milestone birthday year with a set of challenges that will see her cover the equivalent distance between her home and Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

Campaigners' dismay as Cumbria Hadrian's Cycleway plans given go-ahead

Campaigners have expressed their dismay at plans to allow a cycle path on common land in Cumbria. The Open Spaces Society said, although it was in ...

Walkers in South-West warned of landslide danger following heavy rain

Walkers in south-west England are being warned to take care after the Met Office issued a landslide warning.

Country landowners say no need for new Isle of Wight coastal access

The organisation that represents country landowners said there is no need to extend the England Coast Path to the Isle of Wight.

Call for walkers to tackle Northern Ireland's top peak for charity

A children’s cancer charity is looking for walkers willing to tackle Northern Ireland’s highest mountain to raise funds for their cause.

Government to consult public on extending coastal access to Isle of Wight

The coalition Government has announced it will consult the public on extending the England Coast Path to the Isle of Wight.

National Trust: Scots feel they have no voice on landscape decisions

Most Scots feel they have no voice in the way the nation’s countryside is managed. Almost three-quarters polled by the National Trust for Scotlan...

One-fifth of Scotland is wild land, says Government body

One-fifth of Scotland has been classified as wild land in a map published by the official outdoors body.

Rescue teams free scores of trapped motorists as blizzards hit Cumbria

Mountain rescuers were called out to help motorists and residents in Cumbria as blizzards swept the West of the county.

Walkers at St Cyrus reserve greeted by huge lumps of lard after storms

Four huge lumps of lard have been washed ashore on a nature reserve after recent storms. The bizarre finds are among a collection of oddities found...

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.

Ramblers urge Government to act on stalled outdoor commitments

Britain’s biggest walking charity called on the coalition Government to kick-start a number of stalled commitments to the outdoors.

Public's views sought on north Norfolk stretch of England Coast Path

Outdoor enthusiasts are being asked for their views on the next stages of the planned England Coast Path.

Government seeks public views on coastal access to Dover's White Cliffs

Proposals for public access to one of England’s best known stretches of coastline have been published.

England's national trails at risk in Government 'gamble' say campaigners

England’s national trails are at serious risk of decline under Government proposals, the Ramblers said.


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