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The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

Woodhead Mountain Rescue delves into history after series of bomb finds

Mountain rescue team members have turned history sleuths following a number of callouts to mysterious finds on the moors in its area.

Corbett survey by hill sleuths leads to separation of Highland twins

A survey by a pair of hill sleuths led to the separation of Highland twins. Two peaks above Glen Shiel that had previously been classified as a twi...

Jimmy Savile's former Glencoe home daubed with abusive graffiti

Police in the Highlands say a house formerly owned by Jimmy Savile has been daubed with abusive slogans.

Wainwright's signature will adorn Coast to Coast route as waymarking approved

A long-distance route tackled by thousands of walkers every year will be officially waymarked after authorities approved the move.

Girl rescued after Doctor's Gate leg injury

A girl was stretchered from a Peak District hillside after falling and injuring her herself. The 12-year-old was with a group of Scouts from Market...

Wainwright notes will go on display after auction success for fans

Unique notes by Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright will go on show to the public after aficionados of the late guidebook creator helped secure them in an auction today.

Walkers' warning after shell exploded close to Peak District path

A mountain rescue team has warned outdoor enthusiasts about the dangers of unexploded shells near a popular Peak District path.

Green award for mapping agency's new headquarters

The head office of Britain’s national mapping agency has been recognised as one of the most sustainable in the country.

Your guide to the ideal Christmas presents for the outdoor fan in your life

We've lots of suggestions for Christmas stocking-fillers for the outdoor enthusiast in our look at festive gear and clothing.

Outdoor fans can now feature on their own OS map cover

Outdoor fans ordering a custom map from Britain’s official mapping agency can now feature on its cover.

New rights of way secured in Lake District agreements with National Trust

More than a dozen new rights of way have been set up in the Lake District thanks to agreements between the national park authority and landowners.

Craghoppers Reiko jacket features four-way stretch Gore-Tex

The Reiko is Craghoppers' first jacket to feature a stretchy fabric exclusive to the brand...

Beinn a’Chlaidheimh no longer a munro: official

The number of munros in Scotland is now officially 282, after the downgrading of a contentious peak to corbett status.

Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire Sgreamhach from Glencoe

A grand day out in fine mountain scenery takes in two munros and one munro top from this imposing Highland glen.

Wainwright manuscript and maps go under the hammer

An original manuscript notebook produced by Lakeland fellwalking author Alfred Wainwright goes under the hammer later this month.

Supporters' club takes control of long-distance Wainwright route

A new supporters’ club has been formed to promote a long-distance route first walked by Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright 74 years ago.

Pennine Bridleway and Chamonix feature in new guidebooks

Mountain bikers have a new guide to one of the country’s newest national trails. Outdoor guidebook specialist Cicerone’s Cycling the Pennine Br...


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