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Calder Valley rescuers retrace route of ill fated blizzard worker to mark 50th year

A rescue team marked its 50th anniversary with a walk along the fateful moorland route taken by a reservoir keeper whose death led to the setting up of the group.

'We have only 10 years to save lost paths' says access expert Phil Wadey

An access expert has warned the clock is ticking for thousands of public highways. Phil Wadey, vice-chairman of the Open Spaces Society, warned the...

Ramblers welcome Appeal Court ruling that could open up 1,000 'lost' paths

Up to 1,000 lost paths and bridleways could be reinstated after the Court of Appeal upheld a case based on a law passed more than 200 years ago.

Open Spaces Society plans celebrations to mark 150 years of campaigning

Britain’s oldest national conservation body is planning a big picnic to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Rockfall and second washed-away bridge block more Cairngorms routes

More problems for outdoor fans have been reported in the Highlands in the wake of the storms brought by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha.

Pen-y-ghent from Foxup

For anyone fancying a longer walk up Pen-y-ghent, this 10-mile stroll from the end of Littondale provides a different approach to one of Yorkshire's Three Peaks.

Scafell Pike charity walk organisers 'need to reflect' after pair rescued

Mountain rescuers described a call for help from a pair of charity walkers lost on England’s highest peak as avoidable.

Deep council cuts making many paths unusable, Ramblers say

Deep cuts to council rights-of-way budgets are likely to leave paths overgrown and unusable, Britain’s largest walkers’ charity warned.

Campaigners say ancient rights of way must not be lost as deadline looms

Access campaigners said the Government must not implement a cut-off date on rights of way until all missing paths have been recorded.

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Open Spaces Society celebrates 150 years of access 'battle honours'

Britain’s oldest national conservation organisation has produced a list of more than 100 ‘battle honours’ as it prepares to mark its 150th anniversary.

Scots and Welsh mountains are only for the experienced this Easter, experts warn

Experts in Scotland and Wales are warning of the dangers of ill-prepared walkers going on to the mountains this Easter.

Lost Lakeland walker found on Gale Fell after dogs join rescuers in search

A walker was rescued after getting lost on a Lakeland fell. The man, from Cleator, Cumbria, became disoriented while walking between Buttermere and...

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

Ramblers and mountaineers urge Government action on England Coast Path

Two outdoor bodies have urged the coalition Government to pull its socks up and get on with the establishment of the coastal path round England.

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

Birkenhead river walk opens after 12-year campaign by Rachel's uncle

A young woman is finally able to enjoy a riverside walk thanks to 12 years of campaigning by her uncle.

Rescue for group stuck on Snowdonia scramble

Four men were rescued from a Snowdonia scrambling route after getting stuck retreating from a ridge. The men in their early 20s and from Cheshire c...


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