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Mountain expert warns: hypothermia still a threat despite modern clothing

A mountaineering expert has warned hillgoers are still at risk of hypothermia during the continuing winter even when wearing modern technical clothing.

Moray charity seeks outdoor fans' support to preserve Sea King rescue helicopter

A community group is seeking the help of outdoor enthusiasts to preserve a historic helicopter that has carried out numerous rescues on Scotland’s mountains.

Walker Lynda Teall thanks rescuers and air ambulance crew after Lakeland fall

A walker who was airlifted to hospital after badly breaking her ankle on a Lake District fell has thanked her rescuers.

Aberdeenshire gamekeeper George Mutch jailed for killing goshawk

A gamekeeper has been jailed for four months for killing a protected bird of prey. George Mutch of Kildrummy, was found guilty of four offences inv...

Open Spaces Society plans celebrations to mark 150 years of campaigning

Britain’s oldest national conservation body is planning a big picnic to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

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...

Council agrees to look at protestors' views after Rushup Edge meeting

Outdoor enthusiasts have won a battle to have their views heard over the controversial resurfacing of a Peak District bridleway.

Santa's little help: our guide to Christmas stocking fillers for the outdoors fan

Looking for a gift for the outdoors enthusiast in your life? Look no further...

Cash boost for mountain rescuers as Chancellor announces VAT relief

Mountain rescue teams will be able to reclaim value added tax, the Chancellor announced today. George Osborne said search and rescue team and air a...

Royal Navy's HMS Gannet rescue helicopters notch up busiest ever January

Crews at the Royal Navy’s search and rescue helicopter base in Scotland had their busiest January on record.

PrimaLoft coat swap will help homeless people keep warm

Outdoor retailers visiting a giant European trade show are being offered the chance to swap their jackets for a brand new one, and help homeless people.

Holme Valley rescue team completes purchase of fire station base

A mountain rescue team has achieved its aim of buying its own headquarters for the first time in its history.

Warnings issued as Scottish mountains set to be hit by 100mph winds

Winds reaching speeds of 100mph are expected on Scottish mountains over the next two days. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for the Highl...

North York Moors walls and hedgerows restored thanks to grants

National park bosses have handed out grants to farmers and landowners to restore traditional hedgerows and drystone walls in their area.

On test: Sherpa Adventure Gear Nangpala insulated jacket

This new insulated jacket uses PrimaLoft's innovative hybrid down and synthetic blend for its insulation.

Opponents urge Rannoch windfarm firm to drop plans after six-month delay

Campaigners are claiming victory in the latest stage of their fight against developers who want to build a windfarm in the Highlands.

Hebrides rescuers in £15,000 crowdfunding appeal for new base

Scotland’s newest mountain rescue team is appealing to the public to help provide it with a temporary base.

On test: three- to four-season walking boots

Is it possible to buy a pair of boots that will keep your feet happy all year round, even with a few winter ventures.

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