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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.

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...

Ramblers: Deregulation Bill will help save England's lost paths

Britain’s largest walkers’ charity says new legislation may help save historic rights of way from oblivion.

Shouts for help prompt Tryfan rescuers' callout

Mountain rescuers were called out twice to a Snowdonia mountain after climbers and scramblers got into difficulties.

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.

Rescuers use sirens and lights to guide lost Carlton Bank walkers

Rescuers guided a group of lost walkers to safety by sounding their vehicle sirens and turning on the blue flashing lights.

Smartphone software helps find lost Glentress walker after major search

A walker lost in a forest was found by mountain rescuers using specialised smartphone tracking software.

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.

Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire Sgreamhach from Glencoe

A grand day out in fine mountain scenery takes in two munros and one munro top from this imposing Highland glen.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

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.

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...

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.

Lost walkers rescued from Ben Lomond in worsening weather

A badly equipped group of walkers was rescued after getting lost in worsening weather on Scotland’s most southerly munro.

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.

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.

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