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Access group welcomes Government plans to update 'lost' paths on maps

Access campaigners welcomed coalition Government moves to speed up the process of registering ‘lost’ footpaths and other rights of way.

High Speed Rail plans put walking routes in jeopardy, say Ramblers

At least 150 footpaths are under threat from plans to build England’s high-speed railway between London and Birmingham.

Bleaklow from Longdendale

Pity poor Bleaklow. Few have a good word to say about this boggy hulk, glowering above the busy valley of Longdendale, itself a victim of human engine...

Ramblers call for legal rethink after bull kills walker

Britain’s biggest walkers’ charity has called for a rethink on the law on keeping livestock in fields.

Experts warn walkers: it's still winter on the hills

The calendar may say it’s spring, but in the mountains, it’s still firmly winter. Authorities in Snowdonia warned that full winter gear – inc...

Campaigners' ten-point outdoors plan for election

Britain’s oldest national conservation group has produced an access manifesto in the run-up to the general election and is asking candidates to sign up the 10-point plan.

Tragedy and triumph: the outdoor world in 2009

As the decade which seems to have become known as the noughties packed its bags and prepared for the trip into history, its final days had a familiar ring: winter catching out climbers and walkers, with tragic consequences..

Government holds off action on 'lost' paths

The Government has given a stay of execution on the threat to thousands of unrecorded rights of way. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders may lose th...

Out with the old, as Ramblers lose their apostrophe

For decades, the name has conjured up an image, rightly or wrongly, of the breeches-clad hiker, complete with bobble-hat and canvas knapsack striding across the moors whistling a Ewan MacColl tune.

Boat rescue for campers after canoe capsize

A mountain rescue team used its boat to reach three paddlers stranded on islands after their canoe capsized.

Of mines and men: hill sleuths settle the score on county's top

Is a slag heap really the highest point of an East Midlands county, or is it somewhere even less impressive.

2010 in retrospect: join us in a look back at the outdoors year

As the year draws to a close, we take a look back at the events that have shaped the events in 2010. From tragedy to triumph, heartbreak to ecstasy, t...

English footpaths face dead-end future, warn Ramblers

Britain’s biggest walking charity is urging councils to use its small army of volunteers to help keep footpaths open.

Government 'lost its nerve' on free Ordnance Survey maps

The Ramblers today expressed extreme disappointment with the Government’s failure to provide free maps at scales used by walkers in its move to liberalise the national mapping agency.

Paths 'face extinction' unless Government adopts plan

Campaigning outdoor bodies are urging the Government to adopt groundbreaking proposals to protect England's ‘lost footpaths’.

Campaigners 'jubilant' on double green-letter day

Typical! You wait more than70 years for landmark outdoors laws and then two come along at once. Campaigners have been reacting to what the Open Spa...

Final Legg as campaigning chairman Rodney steps down

The chairman of Britain’s oldest national conservation body is to step down. Access champion Rodney Legg has announced he will retire after 20 ye...

2008: take a trip with us through the highs and lows of the year

In the slovenly hiatus between Santa’s return north and the alcoholic debauchery of the New Year, journalists traditionally have a problem: how to fill the space on their various publications when, well, not much happens..

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