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Lake District bosses hit back at George Monbiot's 'sheepwrecked' claims

Lake District representatives hit back after a campaigning journalist described the area as one of the most depressing landscapes in Europe.

Ramblers and mountaineers urge Government action on England Coast Path

Two outdoor bodies have urged the coalition Government to pull its socks up and get on with the establishment of the coastal path round England.

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.

Ramblers urge action on England Coast Path as seaside towns decline

The Ramblers’ boss is due on national television this evening to press the case for the England Coast Path.

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.

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