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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...

Warning of Tryfan's challenges as three rescued in night operation

A mountain rescuer has warned of the difficulties of navigating on a Snowdonia mountain after the rescue of three walkers lasting almost nine hours.

North York Moors national park stalwart Derek Statham dies, aged 76

A former national park officer who was instrumental in shaping today’s North York Moors has died. Derek Statham, who held the post for 20 years, ...

Ramblers: Deregulation Bill will help save England's lost paths

Britain’s largest walkers’ charity says new legislation may help save historic rights of way from oblivion.

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.

More than 50 rescuers in night operation to save group on Pumlumon Fawr

A group of walkers, including one hypothermic woman, was rescued from a mid-Wales mountain in an eight-hour night-time operation involving more than 50 volunteer team members.

Pennines will become giant art form to mark Yorkshire Tour de France visit

Areas of the Pennine hills will be transformed into huge art forms to celebrate the visit of the Tour de France to Yorkshire.

On test: Climescape water-repellent Mock Neck Fleece Jacket

A fleece that promises to keep the rain out for seven hours? Sounds ideal for the British outdoors...

Keela's introduces new lightweight Stashaway Pro jacket for multi-activities

Lightweight waterproofing at an affordable £49.95 from the Scottish brand...


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