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On test: Sidas 3 Feet Mid Arch insoles

Fitting a pair of specialist insoles into a stiff pair of winter boots made a world of difference to their comfort.

Ten years on, Kate Ashbrook recalls victory in 'Hoogstraten path' case

The reopening of Framfield footpath number nine may not sound much like milestone in the struggle for walkers’ access.

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.

Walkers rescued after getting stuck on icy Lake District route

Two walkers had to be rescued from a Lake District fell after they got stuck in icy conditions. Rescuers warned that correct equipment is essential...

Snowdonia walkers urged to go prepared as winter weather due to return

National park bosses are pleading with hillgoers to wise up to the weather as the school holidays approach.

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.

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