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Muddy gramophone horn among mountain of rubbish collected in Peak Pick and Play

A small army of volunteers collected a mountain of litter in a clean-up event in England’s oldest national park.

Jim Mann and Jasmin Paris triumph in five-day Dragon's Back Race

Jim Mann has won the five-day Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race after leading from start to end. The Durham Fell Runners member arrived at the finish w...

Injured Peak District climber among three callouts for Edale rescuers

A climber suffered back and face injuries when he fell from a Peak District crag. The 22-year-old man was climbing at Lawrence Field near Hathersag...

Hypothermia can kill: how to spot it, treat it and prevent it

Can you spot the signs of hypothermia and do you know how to treat it and, more importantly, prevent it.

The Wainwright Letters, edited by Hunter Davies

A new collection of letters written by Alfred Wainwright offers an insight into the author of the celebrated Lakeland guides.

Duke will open new Ordnance Survey headquarters

The Duke of Edinburgh will today officially open the new headquarters of Britain’s official mapping agency, 42 years since he and the Queen opened the Ordnance Survey’s previous head office.

Vince Cable's department takes Ordnance Survey under its wing

Control of Britain’s national mapping operation has been passed to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

Rescuers' awareness message: it's not just about mountains

Members of England and Wales’s volunteer mountain and cave rescue teams will raise their profile next month with a national day of events which aims to inform the public about their work.

Free Ordnance Survey mapping may follow Government u-turn

Outdoor enthusiasts were handed an early Christmas present today with the announcement that the Government could make leisure mapping free to users.

Veteran climbers Gwen Moffat and Angela Soper gain mountain council honours

Two veteran climbers have been made honorary members of the British Mountaineering Council. Gwen Moffat and Angela Soper were appointed following t...

Dragon's Back Race enters final day with Jim Mann in commanding lead

The three leaders in a gruelling five-day mountain run down the spine of Wales consolidated their positions on the penultimate day of the race.

Dales body adjourns John Blackie hearing indefinitely after barns row

A national park body has adjourned indefinitely a hearing into the conduct of one of its members. Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority member Jo...

The great outdoors in 2011: the year in view

Our customary look-back at the past year provides a mix of triumph and controversy; tragedy and humour, with a few heroic acts.

Duke gets first-hand view during Ordnance Survey opening visit

The Duke of Edinburgh got a first-hand view of how Britain’s national mapping agency operates when he officially opened its new headquarters.

Blue plaque marks start of Wainwright's first 'long walk'

Enthusiasts have unveiled a blue plaque marking the starting point of the first long-distance journey of author Alfred Wainwright.

Giant map adds to aerial photography project

Countryside lovers can now walk the length of Britain in just a few strides with the opening of a large-scale open-air Ordnance Survey map of the country.

No change for walkers' maps as OS frees data

The long-awaited results of the Government’s Ordnance Survey consultation were announced today. Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts had hoped for a b...

OS map data: what happened to the consultation?

A public consultation on the future of Ordnance Survey mapping failed to materialise this week. Despite assurances from a Government minister that ...

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