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On test: Aerobie AeroPress coffee maker

This little kit will help you make a decent cup of espresso-type coffee at the campsite or even at home.

On test: hydration systems

Keeping up your fluid intake while undertaking outdoor activities is vital. We compared different systems designed to help you stay hydrated...

Rain and gales lash runners in first Lakes Sky Ultra race

Organisers of a gruelling Lakeland mountain race were forced to divert runners from the most difficult section of the route after high winds and heavy rain lashed the fells.

Unique Dales Way bridge will close for 10 days to allow repairs

Walkers in the Yorkshire Dales are being warned a river crossing on the Dales Way will be closed for repairs.

Fjällräven's new Keb Eco-Shell jackets among greenest waterproofs on offer

The Swedish brand uses no flourocarbons in these garments' waterproofing, and they feature part-recycled polyester.

Derbyshire County Council is 'shooting itself in foot' over path team cuts plan

Britain’s oldest national conservation body has accused a council of shooting itself in the foot by cutting back on paths budget.

Mini-test: lightweight camping stoves

These four stoves won't take up much room in your rucksack on that backpacking trip, but which suits your needs?.

Second star trek planned for Kielder dark-sky People's Camp

Outdoor fans are being invited to boldly go on a star trek near one of England’s remotest villages.

Scotland to gain new Great Trossachs nature reserve, but lose six others

Scotland will gain one new national nature reserve, but lose six, the Government’s advisory body has decided.

Peak District exercise will test firefighters' and rangers' wildfire response

Firefighters and national park staff will take part in a major practice exercise in the Peak District.

Keen walkers urged to help footpath fund with Ben Lomond torchlight walk

Walkers are being invited to join a torchlight trek up the most southerly munro to help fund path repairs.

One up, one down, as hill sleuths promote one munro top and demote another

The hill sleuths have been in the Highlands, to discover a four-inch deficit means one munro top gets deleted from the lists while another is promoted.

Climber Mick Fowler will attempt first ascent on mystery Himalayan peak

An award-winning pair of British climbers will attempt a first ascent on a mystery Himalayan mountain.

Five bank holiday weekend rescues keep Keswick team busy

A Lake District rescue team was kept busy over the bank holiday weekend with five callouts to walkers and mountain bikers.

Last training session with RAF Sea Kings for Lakeland mountain rescuers

Mountain rescuers in the Lake District are staging their final training day with the military Sea King search and rescue helicopters of the RAF.

Marriage followed romance that began on bus to Glenbrittle Youth Hostel

Charity bosses are searching for outdoor fans with happy memories of a youth hostel that celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.

Lake District bosses urge outdoor fans to stay safe when wild swimming

National park bosses are urging outdoor fans to stay safe when splashing out in the area’s lakes, rivers and tarns.

Ragtag rescuers return to TV screens as Mountain Goats comedy begins

A series following a group of mountain rescue volunteers returns to the television screen this week. But pray you never have to call out the cast o...


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