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Cicerone publishes new walkers' guides to Cumbria Way and high Lakeland fells

Two new books from the Cumbrian publisher detail walking routes on the Lakeland fells and a long distance trail crossing the national park.

On test: headtorches

A headtorch is an essential piece of kit for anyone heading for the hills. We put nine different models to the test...

Minister announces plans to make Ordnance Survey a government-owned company

A minister has announced plans to turn Britain’s national mapping agency into a government-owned company.

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...

Mountaineers tell Nicola Sturgeon: stop windfarms on wild lands

Mountaineers have called on Scotland’s new First Minister to show some leadership and reject two windfarm proposals in Sutherland.

Hill sleuths attempt to get to bottom of confusion on Snowdon's height

A survey reveals Snowdon's height will remain the same, but at the same time thousands of walkers will climb an extra metre.

Pennine Way pair and dog in night rescue after getting lost

A pair of walkers were rescued after getting lost in the dark on the northern stretches of the Pennine Way.

Ordnance Survey marks Wainwright's Pennine Journey on new maps

A long-distance trail based on a pre-war work by Alfred Wainwright has now appeared on the latest Ordnance Survey maps.

Peak District first as Google Trekker used to photograph its trails

The Peak District national park is claiming two firsts as it celebrates its 63rd birthday. The park authority is the first in Britain to use Google...

Minister says there are no plans for Ordnance Survey privatisation

The coalition Government said it has no plans to privatise Britain’s national mapping agency. Ordnance Survey will shortly become a government-ow...

Ordnance Survey increases sales of paper maps after decade of decline

Sales of conventional paper maps produced by Britain’s official mapping agency increased last year, bucking the trend in the past decade which saw people opting for digital versions.

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.

Howgills revealed as venue for Marmot Dark Mountains winter marathon

Organisers of a gruelling overnight winter mountain marathon have revealed it will be held in the Howgills early next year.

Peak District virtual trails go online with Google Street View images

A national park has become the first in Britain to offer users a virtual off-road tour of its routes using Google Street View.

GPS pressure leads Ordnance Survey to ponder map co-ordinates change

Britain’s national mapping agency is considering abandoning a system of co-ordinates on its maps first devised more than 180 years ago.

Climbers' North Face survey prompts rethink on Ben Nevis's origins

A two-week survey carried out by mountaineers on the UK’s highest mountain may lead geologists to revise their theories on its origins.

Hill sleuth Myrddyn goes in search of the 'missing' Berwyn mountain

Amateur hill surveyor Myrddyn Phillips finally nails the height of a peak that was overlooked by OS until walkers stumbled across it 25 years ago.

On test: Silva Trail Runner II USB headtorch

Silva's powerful 140 lumen headtorch recharges via a USB cable but will it last the night?...


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