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Climber Alan Hinkes will deliver talks at 10 Cotswold Outdoor stores

One of Britain's top mountaineers will recount tales of his exploits during a tour of outdoor shops. Alan Hinkes, the only Briton to have summited ...

Hill sleuths among 40 eccentrics celebrated as Dull Men of Great Britain

The trio of hill sleuths responsible for promoting and demoting several peaks from baggers’ records have joined a list of their own: dull men.

Star line-up unveiled for this year's Kendal Mountain Festival

Organisers of one of Britain’s biggest outdoor festivals have lined up a constellation of adventure stars to keep visitors enthralled at the annual event.

Peak District exercise will test firefighters' and rangers' wildfire response

Firefighters and national park staff will take part in a major practice exercise in the Peak District.

Outdoor guild members award cream of writing and photography

Writers and photographers were honoured for their work covering the outdoors at a ceremony held in Northumberland.

Team thanks residents and colleagues after body found in Yvonne Mullen search

A Lakeland team has thanked residents and fellow mountain rescuers for their help during a major protracted search for a missing woman in the Crosby Ravensworth area.

Lords and MPs hit the Peak hills to hear of importance of outdoor activities

Parliamentarians were due to hit the Peak District hills today for a view of the importance of outdoor activities.

Lakeland campaingers urge public to say no to plans for 15 miles of pylons

Campaigners say the beauty of a national park is threatened by plans to build a power line with pylons as high as Nelson’s Column.

Campaigners welcome withdrawal of Thirlmere fells fence plans

Campaigners have welcomed a decision to withdraw plans for fencing on a Lake District common. United Utilities said it wants to carry out consultat...

Experienced climber Martin Harris broke neck in Striding Edge fall, inquest told

An experienced mountaineer stumbled on a notorious Lake District peak and plunged 300 feet to his death, an inquest was told.

BASE jumper caught in tree among three callouts for Keswick team

A BASE jumper snagged in a tree, an injured landscape photographer and a walker with heart problems kept a Lakeland rescue team busy with three callouts in one day.

Plea to charities after eight Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers rescued in dark

A rescue team has urged charity challenge organisers to take greater care of those taking part, after a group of eight walkers had to be brought to safety.

On test: hydration systems

Keeping up your fluid intake while undertaking outdoor activities is vital. We compared different systems designed to help you stay hydrated...

Three callouts in one day for Patterdale rescuers as two women suffer strokes

A Lake District rescue team was called out three times in one day to help members of the public in difficulties.

Yorkshire Wolds Way first national trail to be declared stile-free

A long-distance route in Yorkshire has become the first in England to be declared stile-free. The Yorkshire Wolds Way has beaten the Thames Path to...

Rain and gales lash runners in first Lakes Sky Ultra race

Organisers of a gruelling Lakeland mountain race were forced to divert runners from the most difficult section of the route after high winds and heavy rain lashed the fells.

One up, one down, as hill sleuths promote one munro top and demote another

The hill sleuths have been in the Highlands, to discover a four-inch deficit means one munro top gets deleted from the lists while another is promoted.

Fjällräven's new Keb Eco-Shell jackets among greenest waterproofs on offer

The Swedish brand uses no flourocarbons in these garments' waterproofing, and they feature part-recycled polyester.


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