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On test: walking poles

Walking poles can ease the strain when taking to the hills. We put seven models to the test...

Rohan supports Yorkshire Dales team help maintain Three Peaks paths

An outdoor brand is teaming up with a national park authority to help raise cash to maintain paths in its most popular area.

Pat Littlejohn and Mick Fowler appointed Mountaineering Council patrons

Two climbing veterans have been appointed patrons of the British Mountaineering Council. Pat Littlejohn and Mick Fowler join a select group that in...

Sierra Designs brings its alternative view of outdoor gear to the UK

A maverick approach to backpacking clothing and gear is revealed with the arrival in Britain of this US company's range.

Lost Coast to Coast walker found after major search by 40 rescuers

A lone walker on the Coast to Coast route was rescued in a major operation involving more than 40 volunteers after she got lost on a section of the route over Nine Standards Rigg.

On test: X Socks Trekking Expedition Short socks

All walking socks are not created the same. This feature-packed, high-tech pair scores highly on comfort and ventilation...

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...

New Gore-Tex Surround membrane on show in Meindl and Zamberlan shoes

Gore-Tex's new Surround membrane claims much better breathability for feet, while keeping the water out.

On test: outdoor t-shirts

Ten different t-shirts put to the test for your summer outings on the hill ...

Helicopter rescue for pair clinging to shepherd's crook on Moffat hillside

A man who was clinging on to a shepherd’s crook held by his friend was plucked to safety by a Royal Navy helicopter as he lay above a steep slope on a Scottish hillside.

PrimaLoft claims a first with new down-synthetic blend for outdoor gear

PrimaLoft new mix bonds polyester fibre and down filling to insulate outdoor gear. A range of brands is using its material as winter looms...

Runner rescued from Caldbeck Fells in four-hour night-time operation

Mountain rescuers were called out to help in injured fellrunner on a Lakeland hill in the middle of the night.

Pennine Way pair and dog in night rescue after getting lost

A pair of walkers were rescued after getting lost in the dark on the northern stretches of the Pennine Way.

Climbers' North Face survey prompts rethink on Ben Nevis's origins

A two-week survey carried out by mountaineers on the UK’s highest mountain may lead geologists to revise their theories on its origins.

Review: Yorkshire's Three Peaks by Mike Appleton

Mike Appleton's book takes a leisurely literary stroll round the three fells more often tackled against the clock by thousands of walkers.

Rangers remind Lake District visitors: we have no poo fairies

Lake District rangers say the beauty of the area is being blighted by unthinking visitors leaving litter.

Win VIP tickets to Kendal Mountain Festival with Go Lakes lift-sharing scheme

If we said you could travel to the Lake District, Cumbria, make friends, cut costs and look after the area at the same time would you be interested.

Outdoor fans urged to help clean up Snowdonia at Envirotrek event

A mountain leader is urging outdoor fans to help clean up Snowdonia after the recent hot spell led to an extra influx of visitors and the inevitable increase in rubbish left behind.

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