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Care Plus anti-tick kit will help combat these nasty little blighters

From socks to Lyme Disease tester, this useful little kit is a good addition to any walker's pack...

Four free phone apps that will help you identify moorland wildlife and features

Can you tell your curlew from your dunlin? Can you differentiate between Yorkshire fog and sheep’s fescue? Help is at hand for outdoor fans in a ...

Praise for 200 volunteers who joined Borrowdale fell care day

Organisers have praised more than 200 volunteers who helped repair paths, picked rubbish and repaired drystone walls in the Lake District.

Snowdonia wardens help bury bodies as winter claims 40 mountain ponies

The harsh, prolonged winter conditions have led to the death of at least 40 mountain ponies in Snowdonia.

Wainwright fans' donation leads to £100,000 boost to juniper project

Fans of the late guidebook author Alfred Wainwright raised £10,000 for a conservation charity through sales of a calendar.

New Snugpak sleeping bags feature built-in mosquito nets

Snugpak's Travelpak range is aimed at travellers who have to contend with bugs and biting insects...

Wash your boots and bike wheels to avoid ash dieback say Dales bosses

Outdoor enthusiasts visiting a national park are being urged to wash their boots and bike wheels after passing through woodland.

Colin passes half-way mark on 700-mile Scots watershed run

An ultrarunner aiming to complete a 700-mile route along Scotland’s watershed has passed the half-way point.

Scots midge repellent set to help Aussies fight off the little biters

A repellent developed to fight off the scourge of Scottish summer outdoor activities is finding favour Down Under.

'Calamitous' conditions may lead to curtailed grouse-shooting season

Moorland landowners said this year’s grouse shooting season has been hit by what it calls ‘calamitous’ conditions.

Dr Liz Auty will look after Schiehallion, home of the contour line

A munro which is the spiritual home of the contour line has a new land manager. Dr Liz Auty has taken up the post looking after the east side of Sc...

Mountain expert's burning issue: don't get caught with trousers down

Imagine having to outrun a wildfire with your trousers round your ankles. Not an edifying prospect, but one that could happen according to a mounta...

Craghoppers' NosiLife kids' activity trousers grow with their wearers

NosiLife anti-insect protection and a hidden expansion seam for growing children feature in these new walking trousers.

Craghoppers gear will protect celebs in Comic Relief Zambezi ordeal

Six Comic Relief celebrities have turned to Craghoppers to supply waterproofs and insect-repellent clothes for a trip down the mighty African river.

Forestry Commission: no need to close affected dieback woodland to walkers

Britain’s forestry experts say there is no need to close woodland to walkers and outdoor enthusiasts following outbreaks of the deadly ash dieback fungus.

Grouse-shoot bosses cry fowl over bracken-control chemical ban

Grouse-shooting bosses are crying fowl over a ban on a herbicide they say was introduced to protect spinach but which will devastate moorland habitats.

Sheep grazing helps wild flowers to thrive on walking and cycling trails

Wild flowers are again blooming beside a popular walking and cycling trail, thanks to sheep. A grant last year enabled the Peak District National P...

Highland estate manager had 'enough poison to kill all UK's birds of prey'

A manager on a Highland estate today pleaded guilty to possessing enough illegal pesticide to kill every bird of prey in Britain.

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