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On test: brasher Hillmaster II GTX boots

We put the traditional British-designed brasher Hillmaster II GTX boots to the test in some traditional British weather.

Rescuers in 10-hour overnight callout to four walkers cragfast on Lingmell

A group of walkers had to be rescued after they strayed on to steep ground when they took a wrong turn coming down from England’s highest mountain.

Woodland Trust calls for tighter controls as more ash cases found in Scotland

A conservation charity in Scotland repeated pleas to walkers and other outdoor enthusiasts to wash their boots, bike wheels and car tyres after visiting woodland, following the announcement of suspected cases of ash dieback disease north of the border.

Photographer James Kirk captures ghostly Glencoe trail during night camp

A photographer has produced an image of a ghostly trail in one of Scotland’s most haunting glens. The night-time exposure captures a torchlit tra...

Deep council cuts making many paths unusable, Ramblers say

Deep cuts to council rights-of-way budgets are likely to leave paths overgrown and unusable, Britain’s largest walkers’ charity warned.

Pub grub and trail guides provide cash boost for Yorkshire Three Peaks

Cash from pub meals and a book of trails will help maintain some of the Yorkshire Dales’ most popular walking routes.

More than 200 join Ullswater 'Conservation Glastonbury' Fell Care Day

More than 200 volunteers took part in a Lake District clean-up event dubbed the ‘Conservation Glastonbury’ by organisers.

New Blengdale bridges will open up 'secret' part of Lake District

National park bosses say the construction of two new bridges will open up a secret part of the Lake District for outdoor enthusiasts.

Government's rural statement 'missing a trick' says Open Spaces Society

The coalition Government is missing a trick by ignoring the worth of green spaces and public footpaths.

Dales helper David Preston is Julia Bradbury's choice in volunteer 'Oscars'

A hardworking volunteer renowned for getting ‘stuck in’ is the first winner of the inaugural ‘Oscars’ for the UK’s national parks.

New rights of way secured in Lake District agreements with National Trust

More than a dozen new rights of way have been set up in the Lake District thanks to agreements between the national park authority and landowners.

New section of Yorkshire Three Peaks path now open

A new section of a challenge route has been opened, with the promise of keeping walkers’ feet drier.

Ramblers urge Britons to take a Walk in the Woods

Britons are being encouraged to take a walk in the woods during the forthcoming half-term holiday. Walking charity the Ramblers will offer free woo...

Engineer Paul Brown will be Open Spaces Society 'eyes and ears'

An engineering consultant and Green Party member will be the eyes and ears of footpath campaigners in Mid Sussex.

Grizedale Forest will close to walkers for one day to allow rally event

Walkers and cyclists will be excluded from a popular area of a national park for one day in December.

Wainwright's signature will adorn Coast to Coast route as waymarking approved

A long-distance route tackled by thousands of walkers every year will be officially waymarked after authorities approved the move.

Birkenhead river walk opens after 12-year campaign by Rachel's uncle

A young woman is finally able to enjoy a riverside walk thanks to 12 years of campaigning by her uncle.

Ramblers tell Whitehall: set up charity to look after England's national trails

Britain’s biggest walking campaigning organisation called for the setting up of a charity trust to oversee England’s national trails.


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