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Minister praises national trails but Ramblers voice concerns for future

A coalition Government minister has praised England’s long-distance footpaths, saying they are important for the economy of the areas they pass through.

Rangers warn of Glencoe bridge and car-park closure

Rangers in Glencoe are warning that a car park and bridge will be closed for repair work to be carried out.

Winter climbers and walkers keep Ogwen Valley rescuers busy

A Snowdonia mountain rescue team was kept busy through the week as climbers and walkers struggled in winter conditions.

Campaigners threaten to 'bang the drum' again as cash cuts threaten forests

Campaigners say coalition Government cuts are harming the public forests that were saved from being sold off after a huge outcry against the plans.

Snowdonia national park workers transform muddy Capel Curig path

A boggy Snowdonia path has been transformed after four months of work by national park workers. The route above Bryn Tyrch Uchaf in Capel Curig was...

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

Mountain experts recommend items for outdoor fans' Santa's list

Mountain experts have come up with a last-minute Christmas shopping list to help outdoor fans stay safe on the hills.

Ramblers threaten court action over closed footpath on Sussex coast

A Ramblers group is threatening to take court action against a water company it says has unlawfully blocked a footpath.

Ramblers help replace stiles with gates on Hastings footpaths

Walkers will no longer have to battle with stiles on some of the footpaths around Hastings, after work by two Ramblers groups.

Navigation-course experts will donate cash to Dales trust

Outdoor instructors have pledged to donate part of their course fees to a conservation trust. The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust will receive £5...

Ramblers welcome news HS2 rail lines will avoid national parks

Britain’s biggest walking charity has welcomed today’s news that the two extensions of the planned HS2 railway lines will not pass through national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty.

£1.75m boost for upgrades of West Highland Way and Great Glen Way

Two long-distance paths in Scotland will benefit from part of a £3m spending boost. The West Highland Way and Great Glen Way will be improved wher...

Kinder Scout path improvements pave the way for walkers

Paths on four routes up the Peak District’s highest hill have been improved to help walkers and reduce erosion.

Smartphone software helps find lost Glentress walker after major search

A walker lost in a forest was found by mountain rescuers using specialised smartphone tracking software.

Walkers in South-West warned of landslide danger following heavy rain

Walkers in south-west England are being warned to take care after the Met Office issued a landslide warning.

On test: Zamberlan Baffin GT RR WL boots

Zamberlan's Italian-made updated Baffin boots are now made on a wider-fitting last specially aimed at UK walkers.

Major Goyt Valley search by 80 rescuers fails to find missing man Kevin Bird

A huge search involving more than 80 volunteers from three mountain rescue teams failed to find a man missing in the Peak District.

Ramblers urge Government to act on stalled outdoor commitments

Britain’s biggest walking charity called on the coalition Government to kick-start a number of stalled commitments to the outdoors.


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