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Campaigners' delight as inspector rejects Lowther appeal against White Moss plans

Outdoor campaign groups have welcomed an inspector’s decision to refuse an appeal that would have allowed a ‘visitor hub’ to be built on common land in the Lake District.

Loch Venachar campers receive police warning for felling tree for firewood

A group of campers was given an official police warning after officers discovered they had chopped down a lochside tree for their fire.

Campaigner Kate Ashbrook: Brexit threat to countryside 'deeply worrying'

A tireless fighter for access rights is worried the exit from the European Union will have serious effects on the great outdoors.

Peak clean-up volunteers will get chance to try weaselling

Outdoor fans will be able to try a little weaselling as a reward for their clean-up efforts in a national park.

Waterproof clothing and fluorocarbons: what you need to know about your beloved jacket

Chemicals used to help waterproof outdoor clothing have come under the microscope, and change is in the air.

Get your outdoor clothing fixed at Patagonia's Worn Wear Tour workshops

Have you just bust a zip on that favourite waterproof jacket? Or ripped those comfortable trousers while tackling a gnarly scramble?...

Sir Chris Bonington urges outdoor fans to chip in to help 'magical' Suilven route

A mountaineering elder statesman is urging outdoor enthusiasts to back a plan to raise £50,000 to help complete repairs to a path on a ‘magical walk’.

Opponents disappointed as 'sneaky' Commons vote allows fracking under national parks

Campaigners have expressed their disappointment at MPs’ decision to allow fracking under national parks.

Christmas gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiast

Looking for inspiration for a gift for that outdoors fanatic? We've scoured the retail universe for stocking fillers to put on your wish list for Sant...

Vanessa Griffiths appointed Ramblers' chief executive

A former conservation charity boss is to step in as chief executive of the country’s biggest walkers’ organisation.

BMC and MCofS rebrand themselves as Climb Britain and Mountaineering Scotland

Two bodies that represent climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers throughout Britain have announced changes to their names.

Primus marks 20th anniversary of first multi-fuel stove with successor OmniLite Ti

It's 20 years since Primus introduced the first stove capable of running on liquid fuels or gas. Are you still using one?...

New free grough map will use crowdsourced updates to help outdoor fans find their way

Today, we’re announcing a new mapping project we hope will revolutionise the way people enjoy their trips into the British countryside.

Week-long celebrations will mark John Muir Way's second anniversary

Walkers are being invited to pull on their boots to mark the second anniversary of a long-distance trail.

On test: winter waterproof jackets reviewed

Ten waterproof jackets with a variety of different systems designed to keep you dry on the hill. Which works best?...

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Fifty years on, Berghaus celebrates with HQ revamp and Extrem range relaunch

One of the UK's top outdoor brands is preparing for its golden anniversary with a major revamp of its headquarters and a new top-performing range.

Free audio files will guide walkers in Peak District and South Pennines

Walkers heading out to the Peak District and South Pennines can now take their own personal guide. Four audio trails can be downloaded to provide a...

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