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Landowners: reform of unfair rights of way system 'desperately needed'

The organisation representing country landowners said the rights of way system is unfair and weighted against them.

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...

Three Peaks, three rescues in six hours for Dales team

Rescuers were called to three separate incidents on each of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks within six hours of each other.

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.

Easter incidents keep mountain rescue team busy

A mountain rescue team had to deal with a series of incidents over the Easter period. Ogwen Mountain Rescue Organisation also had to contend with a...

How to be a Mountain Leader: we take the first faltering steps

How does an outdoors enthusiast become a Mountain Leader? We take the first steps towards competence in the hills...

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.

Society invites nominations for first Open Space Award

Britain’s oldest national conservation society is on the lookout for a worthy winner of its first award aimed at champions of open space and access.

Dales 'great wall' will aid Coast to Coast walkers

Walkers on Wainwright’s Coast to Coast route will benefit from work carried out by volunteers on a footpath through the Yorkshire Dales.

Lost walkers found on 'wrong' fell in nine-hour search

A rescue team spent nine hours searching for a group of walkers lost on England’s highest mountain.

Mountains and charity walkers: a rescuer makes a plea

The impact of thousands of charity walkers on the unpaid volunteers who often have to rescue them is examined by the chairman of one of the busiest mountain rescue teams.

Bonita salutes woman who took her Everest record

An Everest summiteer has offered her congratulations to the woman who broke her record as the youngest female Briton to get to the top of the world’s highest mountain.

Mountain rescuer Tim plans to take Lola on 2,000-mile national park fundraiser

A mountain rescuer is planning a fundraising trip round all of the UK’s national parks, with a 38-year-old called Lola.

Mauled sheep lead to national park dog-walking warning

National park bosses have reminded dog owners to keep their pets on a short lead during the breeding season.

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.

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.

The Dragon's Back is back: 200-mile mountain race is revived

One of the hardest challenge races ever run – over the mountains of Wales, from north coast to south –will be staged again, 20 years after the first, and so far only event.

Mixed views on Government's grand view for the outdoors

The coalition Government’s plans for the outdoors provoked a mixed response when they were published today.

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