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Ramblers urge Scottish Government to clarify walkers' right to use railway crossings

Campaigners are urging the Scottish Parliament to enshrine the right for walkers to use railway crossings.

Into the hot seat: new boss Gordon Watson's vision for the Lomond national park

Gordon Watson has taken over at the head of the Loch Lomond authority at a time when it is mired in controversy over plans to ban wild camping.

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.

Lost Lakeland walker found on Gale Fell after dogs join rescuers in search

A walker was rescued after getting lost on a Lakeland fell. The man, from Cleator, Cumbria, became disoriented while walking between Buttermere and...

John Muir Trust completes Blàbheinn footpath work on Skye

A footpath up a munro on the Isle of Skye has been restored using a grant and donations from supporters.

Howgills revealed as venue for Marmot Dark Mountains winter marathon

Organisers of a gruelling overnight winter mountain marathon have revealed it will be held in the Howgills early next year.

Nick Clegg confirms £5m boost will see Coast Path finished by 2020

The Deputy Prime Minister has confirmed plans to speed up the setting up of the coastal path around the whole of England.

Minister drops in on Fell Care Day as 18 rubber ducks removed from lake

Volunteer paddlers pulled 18 rubber ducks, along with watering cans and a tyre from a Cumbrian lake during a clean-up.

Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers raise cash to maintain paths they used

Workers who completed a challenge walk raised cash to help maintain the route they used. Staff from Cottages4you and Hoseasons successfully walked ...

North York Moors walker rescued after collapsing in Guisborough Woods

A walker was rescued after collapsing while walking in the North York Moors. Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 10.30am today when...

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...

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...

Teen group repairs Pen-y-ghent path then tackles sponsored walk

A group of teenagers helped repair a Yorkshire Dales hillside footpath – then tackled a sponsored walk up the fell to help future conservation work.

Coastguards stage sponsored walk as Norfolk strech of Coast Path opens

A new section of the England Coast Path opened today. Coastguards undertook a sponsored walk to celebrate new access rights along 41km (25 miles) o...

Santa's little help: our guide to Christmas stocking fillers for the outdoors fan

Looking for a gift for the outdoors enthusiast in your life? Look no further...

On test: three- to four-season walking boots

Is it possible to buy a pair of boots that will keep your feet happy all year round, even with a few winter ventures.

Footpath group praised as Kate Ashbrook urges members to register greens

A leading campaigner praised members of a 120-year-old footpath group which, she said, is the hammer of the North.

Steall path in Glen Nevis closed after landslip

A popular path in the shadow of Britain’s highest mountain has been closed following a landslip. Heavy rain in the past few days has caused the c...


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