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National Trust for Scotland joins fight against Stronelairg windfarm

Scotland’s biggest conservation charity has thrown its weight behind the campaign against the building of a huge windfarm in the Highlands.

On test: softshell jackets

A softshell jacket will breathe much better than a conventional waterproof when heading up the hill, and most will cope with a shower or two.

Outdoor fans urged to support charity in 'David and Goliath' windfarm fight

Mountaineers are urging outdoor fans to back a conservation charity battling a windfarm proposal in what it says is a David and Goliath fight.

On test: Berghaus Light Trek Hydroshell Jacket

Will Berghaus's new Hydroshell membrane convince the outdoor world there's more to waterproofing than Gore-Tex?.

Hill sleuths attempt to get to bottom of confusion on Snowdon's height

A survey reveals Snowdon's height will remain the same, but at the same time thousands of walkers will climb an extra metre.

Man in bike leathers rescued after getting stuck on Snowdonia crag

A walker following handwritten notes had to be rescued after getting into difficulties on a Snowdonia mountainside.

Warning as dislodged rock leads to 20ft fall for Tryfan scrambler

A mountain rescuer warned loose rocks are becoming more common on the hills, after a man was injured while scrambling on a Snowdonia peak.

Exhausted walker airlifted from Ben Nevis

A walker was airlifted from Britain’s highest mountain after getting into difficulties. The woman was walking on Ben Nevis yesterday when she com...

John Muir Trust seeks judicial review of Stronelairg windfarm decision

Campaigners are seeking a judicial review of the Scottish Government’s decision to approve a controversial windfarm in the Highlands.

New Sandstone Way mountain bike trail planned for Northumberland

A new mountain biking route is planned for next year in Northumberland. The Sandstone Way is a 193km (120-mile) trail linking Berwick-upon-Tweed an...

Walkers found on road after getting lost in dark on Scafell

Rescuers reminded walkers of the importance of carrying a torch, map and compass on the hills after a search for two lost men on England’s second-highest mountain.

Group with no map or compass guided to safety after getting lost on Cnicht

A group of walkers was guided to safety after getting lost on a Snowdonia peak. Rescuers said the three people had no map or compass...

Experts urge hillwalkers to get into winter gear as clocks go back

Experts are warning hillgoers not to get caught out as the clocks go back this weekend, and shorter daylight hours mean careful mountain planning is needed.

John Muir Trust seeks to limit its costs in Stronelairg windfarm case

A conservation charity is attempting to limit its costs in a legal challenge to a major windfarm development.

Cicerone expert writers in day of talks at Manchester Ellis Brigham store

A group of outdoor writers will deliver a series of talks and advice sessions at a Manchester outdoors store.

GPS pressure leads Ordnance Survey to ponder map co-ordinates change

Britain’s national mapping agency is considering abandoning a system of co-ordinates on its maps first devised more than 180 years ago.

Pennine Way pair and dog in night rescue after getting lost

A pair of walkers were rescued after getting lost in the dark on the northern stretches of the Pennine Way.

Climbers' North Face survey prompts rethink on Ben Nevis's origins

A two-week survey carried out by mountaineers on the UK’s highest mountain may lead geologists to revise their theories on its origins.

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