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Charity warns bothy stays by commercial groups could jeopardise continuing use

Increasing use of mountain bothies by commercial businesses could put them at risk, a charity said. The Mountain Bothies Association, which looks a...

Outdoor groups' dismay as Scots minister approves more Lomond camping bans

Mountaineers’ and walkers’ organisations have reacted with dismay at the Scottish Government’s approval of a camping ban in parts of a national park.

Queen's Highland stable among 100 bothies available to outdoor fans

Did you know you can stay in one of the Queen’s properties, free of charge? It’s hardly palatial, but the Gelder Shiel Stable on the Balmoral E...

Into the hot seat: new boss Gordon Watson's vision for the Lomond national park

Gordon Watson has taken over at the head of the Loch Lomond authority at a time when it is mired in controversy over plans to ban wild camping.

Holme Valley rescue team completes purchase of fire station base

A mountain rescue team has achieved its aim of buying its own headquarters for the first time in its history.

Groups oppose Lowther Estate's 'money making' Lake District hub plans

A row is brewing over plans by the brother of the Earl of Lonsdale to create a ‘welcome hub’ on common land in the Lake District.

BBC Dragons unimpressed by Aurora Tyas's Pop&Go Knickers

An innovative outdoors entrepreneur failed to impress television’s dragons with her novel underwear.

Rescued Buckden Pike dog Wulfra improving but still weak, says carer

The emaciated dog found close to death by mountain rescuers a week ago is making progress, his carer said.

Pen y Pass hostel closes for six-month £1.3m refurbishment

A popular Snowdonia youth hostel has closed for a six-month modernisation costing £1.3m. The Pen y Pass hostel is due to reopen in March next year...

Lomond national park bosses launch anti-litter Respect Your Park campaign

Scotland’s first national park has launched a campaign to clamp down on littering and to educate visitors to care for the area.

Christmas gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiast

Looking for inspiration for a gift for that outdoors fanatic? We've scoured the retail universe for stocking fillers to put on your wish list for Sant...

Loch Lomond bosses push for camping ban ahead of national park board meeting

National park bosses are recommending the approval of controversial plans to extend the ban on camping along loch shores.

Camping pods may figure in £60,000 upgrade to North Lees site near Stanage

National park bosses have voted to improve a popular campsite used by climbers and walkers. The North Lees site will have a £60,000 upgrade to bri...

Relief as Lake District authority throws out 'Legoland' White Moss plans

Campaigners are celebrating after national park planners threw out plans for a ‘welcome hub’ on common land.

Alan Hinkes joins national park head at reopening of Pen-y-Pass hostel

A record-breaking British mountaineer helped officially reopen a youth hostel more than 1,000ft up on a Snowdonia pass.

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...

Bottled vole among rubbish found in Real Three Peaks mountain clean-up

Oddball discoveries on Britain’s honeypot high mountains have included an octopus, a piano and the infamous maroon Vauxhall Frontera on Snowdon’s summit.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team marks base's 40th anniversary

One of Britain’s busiest mountain rescue teams will today mark 40 years since its headquarters were officially set up as a rescue post.


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