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Cicerone publishes new walkers' guides to Cumbria Way and high Lakeland fells

Two new books from the Cumbrian publisher detail walking routes on the Lakeland fells and a long distance trail crossing the national park.

Campaigners condemn 'atrocious' delay in Lakes and Dales park enlargement

Campaigners have described as ‘atrocious’ the delay in extending two national parks 18 months after a public inquiry made its recommendations.

On test: headtorches

A headtorch is an essential piece of kit for anyone heading for the hills. We put nine different models to the test...

Compass brand Brunton reveals top five navigation mistakes made by walkers

Have you ever been navigationally challenged? Even the most experienced hillgoers can occasionally go wrong and find themselves temporarily misplac...

New guide launched for winter climbers heading for the Lake District

A new guide for winter climbers in the Lake District is aimed at helping those heading for the hills find good conditions while avoiding damaging the sensitive upland environments.

Experts warn Snowdon walkers: be prepared for winter conditions

Mountaineering experts are urging anyone heading for Wales’s highest mountain to be prepared. Snowdon was whipped by 100mph winds recently and al...

Teen rescued from Snowdon ridge in 90mph winds 'very lucky to be alive'

A teenager is ‘very lucky’ to be alive after he was rescued from Wales’s highest mountain in winter conditions and winds gusting to more than 90mph.

Open Spaces Society plans celebrations to mark 150 years of campaigning

Britain’s oldest national conservation body is planning a big picnic to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

Minister says there are no plans for Ordnance Survey privatisation

The coalition Government said it has no plans to privatise Britain’s national mapping agency. Ordnance Survey will shortly become a government-ow...

Have the right skills and kit, plead Edale rescuers after callouts more than double

A mountain rescue team has appealed to walkers to be properly prepared when heading for the Peak District’s hills.

Ordnance Survey increases sales of paper maps after decade of decline

Sales of conventional paper maps produced by Britain’s official mapping agency increased last year, bucking the trend in the past decade which saw people opting for digital versions.

ISPO award for innovative Berghaus jacket combining two waterproof fabrics

Berghaus's MtnHaus scores again with its Baffin Island jacket using the bafflingly described non-woven electro fibre nano PU spun membrane.

Lake District rescuers urge winter hillgoers to be prepared following two deaths

Mountain rescuers are urging hillgoers to be prepared as they head for the Lake District fells, following the deaths of two people in falls recently.

Minister announces plans to make Ordnance Survey a government-owned company

A minister has announced plans to turn Britain’s national mapping agency into a government-owned company.

Warnings issued as Scottish mountains set to be hit by 100mph winds

Winds reaching speeds of 100mph are expected on Scottish mountains over the next two days. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for the Highl...

North York Moors walls and hedgerows restored thanks to grants

National park bosses have handed out grants to farmers and landowners to restore traditional hedgerows and drystone walls in their area.

Trust marks centenary of death of conservation pioneer John Muir

Christmas Eve marks the centenary of the death of John Muir, the Scots-born conservation pioneer revered in his adopted USA.

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