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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.

Mountaineers' dismay at Government Stronelairg windfarm approval

Mountaineers and conservationists have condemned the Scottish Government’s decision to give the go-ahead to a major windfarm in the Monadhliath Mountains.

Woodhead rescue team will show skills as it gears up for Tour de France

A mountain rescue team celebrating its 50th anniversary will demonstrate its skills as part of the national Mountain and Cave Rescue Awareness Weekend.

Easter hillwalkers warned: it's still winter on the mountains

Walkers heading for the hills over Easter are being warned by mountain experts to expect winter conditions on some routes.

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.

Campaigning Kate Ashbrook marks 30 years with Open Spaces Society

A tireless campaigner for walkers’ rights today celebrated 30 years with Britain’s oldest national conservation body.

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.

On test: large day rucksacks

Nine packs compared, big enough for an overnight camp or packing that extra winter gear...

John Muir Trust tells MSPs: put wild land map back into planning picture

A conservation charity is urging Scottish parliamentarians not to bow to commercial pressure on a wild land map as they debate the subject at Holyrood.

Cautious welcome as one fifth of Scotland declared 'wild land'

Ramblers, mountaineers and conservationists welcomed the Scottish Government’s new policy that designates almost a fifth of the nation as wild land.

It's summer in Fort William, but still winter on Ben Nevis, experts warn

Walkers heading for Britain’s highest mountain are being warned to expect snow, despite the onset of summer.

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...

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?...

'Feisty' footpath champion Pat Wilson dies, aged 97

A feisty footpath campaigner who asked for a pair of wirecutters as a Christmas present has died aged 97.

Yorkshire Three Peaks trio call for rescue 'somewhere on 11-mile route'

Rescuers were called out to search for three walkers who got lost as darkness fell while attempting a challenge walk.

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.

Ordnance Survey free smartphone app will help walkers in a fix

Britain’s national mapping agency has launched a free smartphone app to provide navigationally challenged walkers with their location.

Expert warns hillgoers not to rely solely on electronic gadgets to find way

A mountain expert warned hillgoers against overreliance on electronic devices for navigation. Heather Morning, the Mountaineering Council of Scotla...


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