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On test: daysacks

We've been out on the hills in this mammoth test with 17 packs big enough to take your gear for a day's walking, to see how they compare.

Experts warn holiday walkers of dangers of Ben Nevis winter conditions

Mountain experts are warning bank holiday walkers that conditions on Britain’s highest peak are still challenging.

Hillwalkers warned: relying on gadgets could put your life at risk

Over-reliance on electronic gadgets could put hillwalkers’ lives at risk, experts warned. The Mountaineering Council of Scotland said technology ...

Outlander TV author Diana Gabaldon condemns 'insane' Rannoch windfarm plan

The writer of a hit historical television drama has condemned as ‘insane’ a plan to build a windfarm at a wild Scottish moor used as a location for the series.

Three Black Mountain walkers rescued after spending night on hill

Three walkers were rescued from a Brecon Beacons hillside after getting lost overnight. Rescuers said the trio had no means of navigating in poor v...

Snugpak adds to clothing collection with Mountain Leader smock range

Three insulated tops from the West Yorkshire manufacturer are aimed at mountain leaders and outdoor professionals.

Scots and Welsh mountains are only for the experienced this Easter, experts warn

Experts in Scotland and Wales are warning of the dangers of ill-prepared walkers going on to the mountains this Easter.

Plans revealed for latest Kent section of England Coast Path

The Government’s body on the outdoors has published plans for the latest section of the England Coast Path.

Britain from the Air photo exhibition lands in Leeds

A touring exhibition offering views of Britain from the Air lands in the UK’s third largest city this week.

Ordnance Survey to offer digital downloads with its paper maps

Britain’s official mapping agency is to offer digital downloads with its paper maps. Although sales of Ordnance Survey paper maps rose for the fi...

Outdoor groups in direct plea to Nicola Sturgeon to reject Allt Duine windfarm plans

Outdoor campaigners have made a direct appeal to Scotland’s First Minister to throw out plans for a controversial windfarm.

Tech gadgets mean Britons are 'losing their way' when it comes to map reading

Britons are losing their way when it comes to map reading – because of their reliance on technology.

Lomond national park board approves camping ban extension on loch shores

A national park authority has approved plans to ban camping along lochshores in its area. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs authority’s board today u...

Ramblers: no need to hit the wintry hills as Scotland offers many low-level walks

The Ramblers in Scotland are urging walkers to hit the countryside, even though it may still be winter on the hills.

Midnight Helvellyn walk and Blencathra starlight trip in Keswick festival schedule

A Lake District festival will offer walkers the chance to take a midnight hike up England’s third highest mountain.

Mountaineers say: let's make this the outdoor election

On the day Parliament is dissolved and the election campaign kicks off in earnest, Britain’s mountaineers are urging politicians to put the outdoors at the top of their agenda.

Tryfan walker clinging to Adam and Eve among nine ill prepared rescued walkers

Poorly equipped and ill prepared walkers kept mountain rescuers busy over the weekend in Snowdonia. One woman had to be rescued from Tryfan in high...

Rescuers praise Kinder Scout walkers' skills after one suffers ankle injury

A group of Peak District walkers was praised by rescuers for its skills in guiding them accurately to its position after one of them suffered an ankle injury.


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