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On test: walking shorts

We put 13 pairs of shorts to the test to help you make your choice of summer legwear...

Pull on your boots and head for Asturias, Spain's walkers' green paradise

Asturias in northern Spain is a far cry from the crowded resort beaches, with soaring mountains and peaceful coastal walks.

Dragon's Back Race field sets off for five days of hard running down Wales's spine

A group of hardy runners set out this morning at the start of one of the country’s toughest endurance races.

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.

Campaigners fear further cuts to national parks as Chancellor prepares Budget

Government cuts to national park funding over the past five years have led to the loss of hundreds of jobs and led to a major reductions in services to visitors and residents.

Ramblers welcome Appeal Court ruling that could open up 1,000 'lost' paths

Up to 1,000 lost paths and bridleways could be reinstated after the Court of Appeal upheld a case based on a law passed more than 200 years ago.

Mountain council helps fund website to reduce Three Peaks Challenge problems

A mountaineering body has provided cash for a website that aims to reduce problems caused by people tackling a popular walking challenge.

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.

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