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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...

Opponents urge Rannoch windfarm firm to drop plans after six-month delay

Campaigners are claiming victory in the latest stage of their fight against developers who want to build a windfarm in the Highlands.

Queen presents MBE to former Peak authority member Christopher Pennell

A former Peak District National Park Authority member has received an honour from the Queen. Christopher Pennell was appointed an MBE in the birthd...

Opinion: Derbyshire council and those Rushup Edge bridleway works

When grough covered the recent furore over work carried out by Derbyshire County Council on bridleways and routes in the Peak District, we were taken to task over what some saw as giving a slanted view of the situation.

Brit Rock Film Tour's Hebden Bridge date to raise cash for rescue team

Outdoor fans have the chance to watch a brand new collection of adventure films produced by award-winning cinematographer Al Lee, while raising funds for a rescue team.

World's biggest potash mine planned next to Coast to Coast Walk route

A national park authority has received an application for the world’s biggest potash mine close to the route of Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast Walk.

Mountain rescue vet among team aiding exhausted biker and dog

A mountain rescue team member used his veterinary skills after being called to an exhausted mountain biker in North Yorkshire.

Two cavers rescued after getting lost in Ease Gill system

Two men were rescued after getting lost underground on a caving trip in the western Dales. The pair were reported overdue yesterday evening when th...

Mountaineers warn delay on hilltracks rules could prompt rush to build more

Mountaineers have warned that delays in implementing new rules on hilltracks in Scotland could lead to a rush by landowners to beat the deadline.

Walkers could gain access to Cumbria and North Yorkshire commons

Campaigners say walkers will have the chance to open up previously closed stretches of land. The Open Spaces Society is urging outdoor enthusiasts ...

On test: three- to four-season walking boots

Is it possible to buy a pair of boots that will keep your feet happy all year round, even with a few winter ventures.

Dartmoor team will make TV lottery appeal to buy rescue drone

A rescue team will make a television appeal to help it buy an innovative piece of equipment to help searches.

Six callouts for new Edale mountain rescue recruits during testing weekend

New members of a mountain rescue team had a baptism of fire, with six rescues interrupting their planned final training assessment.

Lomond national park prepares for extension of ban on wild camping

A national park authority is to open consultations on plans that would restrict wild camping in many areas along the shores of lochs.

Climber Andy Cave leads Peak celebrations to mark 10 years of access

Top climber Andy Cave led a walk on open access land to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the implementation of the ‘right to roam’.

Fellrunner guides lost Wharfedale walker to safety as rescuers called out

A lost walker in the Yorkshire Dales was brought to safety by a fellrunner who came across her. The woman became disoriented while walking from Arn...

Author Mark Reid to lead 24-mile charity walk through Wensleydale

A guidebook author and Mountain Leader is reviving a challenge walk in the Yorkshire Dales to help raise cash for charity.

Mountaineers urge minister John Swinney to oppose Rannoch windfarm

Mountaineers in Scotland are calling on a Government minister to back opposition to a proposed windfarm in his constituency.


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