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Met Office launches new mountain weather forecasts for mobiles

A simplified mountain weather forecast website is now available for mobile users from the national weather forecasting agency.

Easter hillwalkers warned: it's still winter on the mountains

Walkers heading for the hills over Easter are being warned by mountain experts to expect winter conditions on some routes.

Blàbheinn path restoration project wins £24,000 cash contest

Work will begin on restoring the path up a Hebridean mountain after success in a European competition secured £24,000 cash for the project.

PrimaLoft's new hybrid down and synthetic mix will be in next winter's gear

Claiming to combine the best of both worlds, PrimaLoft says its blend of down and ultra-fine sythetic fibres will be keeping us warm next winter.

Wainwright Society hands over calendar cash to mountain rescue teams

Seven mountain rescue teams will benefit from sales of a calendar produced by aficionados of the late guidebook author Alfred Wainwright.

New avalanche booklet launched for winter mountaineers and walkers

An avalanche guide for walkers and mountaineers heading for Britain’s mountains has been launched. The leaflet, Be Avalanche Aware!, has tips for...

Littlebeck boardwalk eases the way for Wainwright Coast to Coast walkers

Walkers nearing the end of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk will be able to keep their boots a little drier thanks to work improving the route.

Plea to keep dogs under control after Lake District sheep attack

National park bosses have pleaded with dog owners to keep their pets under control after sheep were attacked and injured.

On test: Climescape water-repellent Mock Neck Fleece Jacket

A fleece that promises to keep the rain out for seven hours? Sounds ideal for the British outdoors...

Striding Edge walkers warned of helicopter stone drops for path repairs

Walkers tackling one of the Lake District’s most popular scrambling routes to England’s third-highest peak face disruption while path repairs take place.

Highland raptor poisoning reward now £14,000 as separate deaths probed

A reward of almost £14,000 is now on offer to try to catch the killer of 16 birds of prey in the Highlands.

On test: large day rucksacks

Nine packs compared, big enough for an overnight camp or packing that extra winter gear...

Peak bosses seek outdoor fans' views on Stanage's next decade

Walkers and climbers are being asked to give their views on a prime Peak District site which it was feared would be sold off last year.

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...

On test: Teva Riva Peak Mid eVent boot

Teva updates its top-of-the-range boot to offer good value for a leather model...

Walkers and climbers warned main Borrowdale road will close for six weeks

One of the main roads used by walkers and mountaineers heading for the Lake District’s central fells will be closed for six weeks for emergency repairs.

More than 50 rescuers in night operation to save group on Pumlumon Fawr

A group of walkers, including one hypothermic woman, was rescued from a mid-Wales mountain in an eight-hour night-time operation involving more than 50 volunteer team members.

Second chance for Isle of Wight coast path as consultation nears end

Access campaigners are hoping for a second chance to convince the coalition Government to include the Isle of Wight in coastal access plans.


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