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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.

Howgills revealed as venue for Marmot Dark Mountains winter marathon

Organisers of a gruelling overnight winter mountain marathon have revealed it will be held in the Howgills early next year.

Missing swimmer and three walkers in difficulty keep Keswick rescuers busy

A walker was rescued after being taken ill while walking on the slopes of Blencathra. The 18-year-old student was with a youth group yesterday in R...

On test: Montane Prism sleeping bag

Montane's new technical sleeping bag uses PrimaLoft Eco insulation that could just have been designed with the British weather in mind.

Review: The John Muir Way guidebook

This handy guide provides route descriptions and a wealth of facts for the new John Muir Way, a coast-to-coast route in Scotland.

Review: The West Yorkshire Moors by Christopher Goddard

A hand-drawn guidebook for walkers heading for the open access areas of the South Pennines claims to be 'more detailed than Wainwright'.

Granger's and Haglöfs tackle PFC chemical fears with new treatments

Two outdoor brands respond to the news of a campaign to get rid of fluorcarbons from the industry...

On test: winter waterproof jackets

As winter takes hold, you need a good, reliable waterproof. We put six jackets to the test to see how well they will keep you dry...

North Pennines Walking Festival opens with Wainwright theme

A walking festival kicks off this weekend in the northern reaches of the Pennines, with a Wainwright theme linked to his first ever long-distance walk.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

On test: Berghaus Light Trek Hydroshell Jacket

Will Berghaus's new Hydroshell membrane convince the outdoor world there's more to waterproofing than Gore-Tex?.

Climbing team hoping for surprise finds in survey of Ben Nevis North Face

Climbers are hoping for some surprise finds in the most detailed botanical survey of cliffs on Britain’s highest mountain.

Two Chee Dale walkers in night rescue after getting stuck on steep ground

Two walkers were rescued after getting stuck on steep ground in a Derbyshire dale. Buxton Mountain Rescue Team was called out at 10.40pm yesterday ...

On test: large day rucksacks

Nine packs compared, big enough for an overnight camp or packing that extra winter gear...

New avalanche booklet launched for winter mountaineers and walkers

An avalanche guide for walkers and mountaineers heading for Britain’s mountains has been launched. The leaflet, Be Avalanche Aware!, has tips for...

Hill sleuth unveils new English peakbaggers' ticklist: the Fours

A hillwalking fan and amateur surveyor is handing outdoor fans an early Christmas present: an online guide to a new set of peaks to tick off.

Birch wood frame adds to Fjӓllrӓven Kajka pack's green credentials

Fjӓllrӓven has replaced metal with wood to lower this backpacking rucksack's carbon footprint...

Pen y Pass hostel closes for six-month £1.3m refurbishment

A popular Snowdonia youth hostel has closed for a six-month modernisation costing £1.3m. The Pen y Pass hostel is due to reopen in March next year...

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