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On test: Hoka One One Tor Ultra Hi WP boot

Superb cushioning makes for a comfortable walk in the first boots produced by the French running shoe brand.

On test: technical underwear

Undies are easily overlooked when kitting yourself out for your excursions into the outdoors, but a good pair of pants is essential for a comfortable time on the hill.

National trail volunteers enjoy coastal walks during Whitby meeting

Volunteers from England and Wales’s official long-distance paths met in a national park at the weekend.

Edelrid Jul2 aims to make belaying easier for novice climbers

Added safety value is a feature of a new belay device from Edelrid...

Campaigner Kate warns Welsh footpath plans could spread to England

A leading campaigner said she fears for the future of Welsh footpaths if Government proposals go ahead.

Pendle Hill, home of witches, among 13 sites given share of £31m lottery pot

A Lancashire hill shrouded in bewitching history is among 13 landscapes to benefit from lottery grants announced on Halloween.

Chris Townsend: power firm's decision marks final nail in coffin for Allt Duine

Campaigners have welcomed a decision by a power company not to push for a controversial windfarm in the Highlands.

Sixth Helvellyn death this year as Swirral Edge walker dies of heart attack

Rescuers have released more details of the incident in which a man died on England’s third highest mountain.

Government confirms Lakes and Dales national parks will be extended

The Government has announced that two national parks in northern England will be extended. The long-awaited decision to extend the Yorkshire Dales ...

Mountain rescue head responds after 'incredible' Ben Nevis operation

The head Scotland’s mountain rescue organisation has responded to comments made by a team following a dangerous mission on the UK’s highest mountain.

Mick Fowler speaks of 'brilliant' Gave Ding climb despite mule problems

A British climber has spoken of his delight at summiting a remote Himalayan peak in a valley never before visited by westerners.

Lost walker rescued after Great Gable Remembrance Day event

A walker was rescued when he got lost after attending a Remembrance Day ceremony on a Lake District mountain.

Civilian rescue crews start training as Navy Sea King service nears end

Civilian rescue helicopter crews are to start training following the arrival of a new aircraft at its Scottish base.

Helicopter crew praised as Langdale climber seriously hurt in 130ft fall

A climber suffered serious injuries when she fell more than 130ft from a crag in Great Langdale. The young woman fell 40m from Gimmer Crag on Satur...

Kayaker dies after being pulled from river near Sedbergh

A kayaker has died after being dragged unconscious from a Cumbrian river. The paddler got into difficulties on Friday on the Clough River near Sedb...

Dave Freeborn wins award for mountain rescue film as edited version released

A mountain rescuer who jointly directed a short film about the movement has received an award. Dave Freeborn produced and co-directed the promotion...

Mountain council warns cash restraints could delay national parks' expansion

The organisation that represents hillwalkers and climbers in England and Wales said spending cuts could threaten the extension to two national parks announced today.

Founder Bernard Heath helps Mountain Bothies Association mark 50 years

The man who founded the organisation that looks after Britain’s mountain shelters joined members to celebrate the charity’s 50th anniversary.

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