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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...

Ramblers press the case for access with giant map at Welsh Senedd

The Ramblers continued their campaign to open up the Welsh countryside to walkers by getting Assembly Members to walk all over the nation.

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.

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'.

Rescuers' warnings as 'lucky' Snowdon walker falls 150ft through cornice

A man who fell more than 150 feet from Wales’s highest mountain was very lucky not to have fallen further, rescuers said.

Expert warns winter mountaineers: don't walk into a terrain trap

A mountain expert is warning hillgoers of the dangers of terrain traps following an unusually large accumulation of snow on the Scottish mountains.

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.

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.

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.

Changes afoot as Mountain Training launches novices' hillwalking courses

New enthusiasts will be offered skills courses in walking the hills from next month, and a new leadership award for lowland countryside will be launched.

Two teams in night rescue of walkers lost on the Cheviots

Two walkers were rescued from a hill high on the Scottish Borders in a night-time rescue involving volunteer teams from each side of the border.

Mountain leader Jonathan Carruthers-Jones picks up dissertation prize

An International Mountain Leader has won a national award for a dissertation he wrote for his master’s degree.

Support for Scotland's wild areas as 80 per cent back core map

An overwhelming majority of respondents were in favour of a map of Scotland’s wild areas. The results of a consultation by Scottish Natural Herit...


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