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Kirkby Stephen mountain rescuers offer hill skills course to walkers

Mountain rescue experts are offering walkers the chance to learn navigation and hill skills with them.

Review: The John Muir Way guidebook

This handy guide provides route descriptions and a wealth of facts for the new John Muir Way, a coast-to-coast route in Scotland.

National parks welcome Government's u-turn on barn conversions

National park leaders have welcomed a coalition Government decision not to allow disused barns to be converted to houses.

Review: The West Yorkshire Moors by Christopher Goddard

A hand-drawn guidebook for walkers heading for the open access areas of the South Pennines claims to be 'more detailed than Wainwright'.

North York Moors national park stalwart Derek Statham dies, aged 76

A former national park officer who was instrumental in shaping today’s North York Moors has died. Derek Statham, who held the post for 20 years, ...

Campaigner says new law won't allow landowners to bar walkers

A leading campaigner on access and rights of way has described press reports of impending challenges to rights of way as misleading and muddled.

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.

North Pennines Walking Festival opens with Wainwright theme

A walking festival kicks off this weekend in the northern reaches of the Pennines, with a Wainwright theme linked to his first ever long-distance walk.

Lost Welsh 3,000s trio rescued on Foel-fras after eight-hour night search

Three walkers tackling the Welsh 3,000s challenge sparked an eight-hour night-time search after getting lost on the final peak of the route.

Ordnance Survey denies report of end of paper maps for Great Britain

Britain’s national mapping agency said claims in a newspaper report that it was to end routine production of paper maps across the whole of Great Britain are untrue.

Rescuers guide 20 lost walkers to safety from hillside above Beddgelert

A group of 20 walkers had to be guided to safety by rescuers after getting lost on a Snowdonia hillside.

Lakeland forest paths will close on Saturday for Malcolm Wilson Rally

Outdoor enthusiasts looking for a peaceful outing in the Lake District are being warned to steer clear of three forests this weekend.

Warning of Tryfan's challenges as three rescued in night operation

A mountain rescuer has warned of the difficulties of navigating on a Snowdonia mountain after the rescue of three walkers lasting almost nine hours.

Bleaklow and Kinder venue for Marmot Dark Mountains night marathon

Organisers of a night-time mountain marathon have chosen some of the most challenging navigational terrain for runners.

Hill sleuths demote munro top as Knight's Peak falls six inches short

Three hill sleuths tackled their hardest mountaineering task ever to cut a peak down to size. Amateur surveyors Graham Jackson, John Barnard and My...

Walker Brian Couzins completes seven-year Peak District marathon

A determined rambler braved swarms of bees and animal traps to walk into the record books and complete an epic seven-year journey in the Peak District.

Hill sleuths plan to measure Knight's Peak in 'hardest ever' survey

A trio of amateur hills sleuths are planning their most adventurous surveying trip so far. The men, who use professional-standard technology to mea...

On test: midlayers

Midlayer clothing comes in a huge variety of forms and we put 11 different examples to the test to see how they performed.


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