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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...

Two Langdale folk festivals will help search dogs and air ambulance

Get your calendars out and put a big circle round two dates next year. Lovers of beer and music can support two rescue organisations while enjoying...

St John Scotland matches £20,000 gift for Galloway rescuers' new vehicle

A Scottish mountain rescue team has a new ambulance, thanks to a generous £20,000 anonymous donation.

Opinion: Derbyshire council and those Rushup Edge bridleway works

When grough covered the recent furore over work carried out by Derbyshire County Council on bridleways and routes in the Peak District, we were taken to task over what some saw as giving a slanted view of the situation.

Nikwax man floats idea of hydrophobic down in sleeping bag stunt

How to demonstrate the water-resistant properties of your down? Take a snooze on a lake, of course...

Groups oppose Lowther Estate's 'money making' Lake District hub plans

A row is brewing over plans by the brother of the Earl of Lonsdale to create a ‘welcome hub’ on common land in the Lake District.

'Game changer' PrimaLoft Down Blend gains experts' award for innovation

The Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild has chosen PrimaLoft's new insulation blend for its top award for innovation.

Lake District winter fell-top assessor job up for grabs

As jobs go, it has to be one the country’s most bizarre. Each week’s work involves ascending almost the height of Everest, and braving snow, ra...

Footpath repair work begins on Skye munro Blàbheinn

Work has begun on restoring a popular path on the Isle of Skye. Helicopter airlifts were used to take materials to the site on Blàbheinn, where a ...

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.

Wainwright-bagger Graham Uney clinches Lakes felltop assesor job

A man who has summited all the Wainwrights four times has clinched a top job in the Lake District. Graham Uney beat 100 applicants to get the post ...

Footpath group praised as Kate Ashbrook urges members to register greens

A leading campaigner praised members of a 120-year-old footpath group which, she said, is the hammer of the North.

On test: softshell jackets

A softshell jacket will breathe much better than a conventional waterproof when heading up the hill, and most will cope with a shower or two.

Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers raise cash to maintain paths they used

Workers who completed a challenge walk raised cash to help maintain the route they used. Staff from Cottages4you and Hoseasons successfully walked ...

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?.

Change of plans for Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden on Hagshu first ascent

A pair of British climbers who were about to attempt a first ascent of a Himalayan mountain had a swift change of plans when they found another group of mountaineers already on the route.

Five rescue teams share £20,000 gift as North Yorkshire Police says thanks

Five mountain rescue teams received a surprise cash gift at a gathering organised to thank them for their efforts.

On test: X-Bionic Trekking Summerlight t-shirt

A highly technical t-shirt aimed at walkers and backpackers who want to keep cool in the warm and warm in the cold.

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