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National parks 'at crossroads' as campaigners call for halt to cuts

Campaigners have called for an end to cuts in national park budgets as the UK general election approaches.

Tryfan walker clinging to Adam and Eve among nine ill prepared rescued walkers

Poorly equipped and ill prepared walkers kept mountain rescuers busy over the weekend in Snowdonia. One woman had to be rescued from Tryfan in high...

Badly Drawn Boy and Dodgy join Keswick Mountain Festival music line-up

A Mercury Music Prize winner and chart-toppers from the Britpop era will entertain crowds at this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival.

On test: Montane Primino baselayers

Two tops and a pair of long johns which combine merino wool and Primaloft insulation. How did they perform on the hill?...

Cornwall's paths are starved of funds, says Ramblers president Kate Ashbrook

A seasoned campaigner for the rights of walkers accused Cornwall’s authorities of neglecting the county’s footpaths.

Ordnance Survey increases sales of paper maps after decade of decline

Sales of conventional paper maps produced by Britain’s official mapping agency increased last year, bucking the trend in the past decade which saw people opting for digital versions.

Bushology teen Zeki Basan wins first Scottish youth mountain culture award

A teenager who combines bushcraft and naturalism has gained the inaugural Scottish Youth Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture.

Footpath works open up extra section of Dales Way to wheelchair users

A section of a long-distance trail through the Yorkshire Dales has been opened up to wheelchair users and families with young children.

North York Moors walker rescued after collapsing in Guisborough Woods

A walker was rescued after collapsing while walking in the North York Moors. Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 10.30am today when...

Peers and campaigners call on Lake District bosses to halt Stickle Tarn sell-off

Britain’s oldest national conservation organisation has joined the chorus of condemnation of national park bosses’ plans to sell off chunks of the Lake District.

Berghaus and Lake District top BBC Countryfile Magazine's readers' poll

Readers of BBC Countryfile Magazine have named Berghaus as the top outdoor brand. And the Lake District topped the awards for UK’s national parks...

Rescuers' winter warning after Lakeland walkers get in to difficulties on fells

Mountain rescuers have warned walkers that wintry conditions still have a hold on the Lake District tops, after two incidents involving people getting into difficulties on the high fells.

How I cheated death after a fall on an icy Lake District mountainside

Paul Besley broke his skull, leg, ankle and shoulder when he fell while winter walking. Here's how he survived and how you could if the worst happened...

On test: headtorches

A headtorch is an essential piece of kit for anyone heading for the hills. We put nine different models to the test...

Rescuers respond to midnight call from walker lost in fog on Bleaklow

A walker lost on the Peak District’s second-highest hill had to call for help at midnight after spending hours trying to find his way.

Woodland areas among Lake District authority's £½m asset sell-off

More land has been put on the market, as part of a wholesale sell-off of land by the Lake District National Park Authority.

Lake District authority puts Langdale beauty spot Stickle Tarn up for sale

A prime piece of Lake District real estate has been put up for sale by the national park’s authority.

ISPO award for innovative Berghaus jacket combining two waterproof fabrics

Berghaus's MtnHaus scores again with its Baffin Island jacket using the bafflingly described non-woven electro fibre nano PU spun membrane.


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