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Take a look behind the scenes as outdoors retailer Decathlon continues UK expansion

We take a look at the research facilities and annual innovation awards of this major French retailer building a larger presence in the UK outdoor world.

Award-winning AirZone pack among Lowe Alpine innovations for 2016

Four innovative designs will appear in Lowe Alpine's rucksack range next year...

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...

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.

On test: BioLite KettleCharge

This ingenious kettle will give your electronic gadgets a power boost, at a price...

Hill sleuths go in search of truth about Welsh nuttall Moelwyn Mawr

Will a Snowdonia hill top's status survive scrutiny from a trio of mountain surveyors?...

Northern Traverse runners will race across Wainwright's Coast to Coast route

We’re not sure Alfred would have approved, in fact we’re pretty sure it would have brought a frown to the brow of the opinionated fellwalker.

Original Mountain Marathon heads to Tweedsmuir Hills for this year's event

Organisers of the Original Mountain Marathon have revealed the venue for this year’s event. The two-day test of runners’ stamina, endurance and...

Widow speaks out after coroner says neglect led to Army Brecon Beacons deaths

The widow of one of the three reservist servicemen who died during a special forces proving exercise in the Brecon Beacons has challenged the Ministry of Defence to change its procedures.

New Gore-Tex C-Knit fabric launches with promise of comfort and breathability

Gore-Tex unveils its new fabric aimed at making life more comfortable and a little less noisy for walkers.

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 ...

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.

'Bring your cowbells' say organisers of gnarly, hardcore Lakes Sky Ultra race

Runners in a new skyrunning event in the Lake District are being promised it will be ‘gnarly, hardcore and awesome’.

Glasgow Trailrunning Festival hopes to bring European feel to Scotland

A new Scottish running event aims to put the European feel into the scene. Organisers of the Glasgow Trailrunning Festival Pop-Up say the event is ...

Profits from Cicerone Nepal trekking book will help earthquake survivors

Profits from a new guidebook to trekking in Nepal will go to help charities in the Himalayan country dealing with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Border rescuers win nationwide Rural Champions Award

A rescue team has topped a poll to take the honours in a UK-wide competition. Border Search and Rescue Unit won the Rural Community Champions award...

Harris Mountain Festival includes eagle-spotting Segway trek

Visitors to a mountain festival on a Hebridean island will be able to take part in a Segway trek in search of eagles.

On test: walking shorts

We put 13 pairs of shorts to the test to help you make your choice of summer legwear...


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