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Cowal Way gains Scotland's Great Trails status

A long-distance route passing through diverse countryside has been granted great trail status in a ceremony in Argyll.

Family pays tribute to Kevin Ryan, who died in 500ft fall from Priest's Hole cave

The family of the man who fell to his death on a Lake District mountain have revealed details of the incident.

Mountain biker with injured leg fourth callout for Calder Valley rescue team

An injured mountain biker was rescued after suffering a suspected broken leg in remote woods in the South Pennines.

Injured Lakeland walker airlifted to hospital after Harter Fell slip

A walker was airlifted from a Lake District mountain after injuring herself when she slipped. The 62-year-old was coming down Harter Fell towards N...

Rescuers praise passers-by who went to aid of crashed Corn Du paraglider

Rescuers have praised passers-by who went to the aid of a paraglider injured in a crash on south Wales’s second-highest peak.

sportscotland agrees funding to keep Mountain Weather Information Service running

An independent weather forecasting service at the centre of a storm over its future said its finances have been secured.

Review: The Pennine Way: the Path, the People, the Journey by Andrew McCloy

Not a guidebook to Britain's first long-distance footpath, more a journal with lots of colourful accounts of people and things you might encounter on the walk.

Wasdale team's seven 'avoidable' callouts in 12 hours as rain lashes fells

Rescuers have again emphasised the need for hillgoers to be prepared after a team received seven callouts to England’s highest mountain in 12 hours.

Rescuers urge hillgoers to go prepared as Lakeland teams deal with 'avoidable' callouts

Mountain rescuers in the Lake District are appealing to hillgoers to make the right preparations for their trip on to the fells.

Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders survive pee-bottle mix-up in first ascent of Sersank

Two seasoned mountaineers have described the travails of successfully summiting an unclimbed Himalayan peak, including a mix-up between drinking- and pee-bottles.

Keswick Mountain Festival announces move to June for 2017 event

A major outdoors festival in the Lake District will move to June as it plans to expand its events. Next year’s Keswick Mountain Festival will run...

Walkers warned to stay away from Steall Gorge path as rockfall work starts

Outdoor enthusiasts are being warned to stay away from a Highland footpath that was hit by a massive rockfall.

Ian Mercer, giant of national-park movement, dies aged 83

A leading figure in the outdoors movement has died after a career advancing the cause of national parks and public access, Ian Mercer was the first Dartmoor national park officer and the first chief executive of the Welsh Government’s advisory body, the Countryside Council for Wales.

Trust closes Steall footpath and warns rockfall repairs could take weeks

A charity has closed a Highland footpath after a huge rockfall brought large boulders down on to the route.

Radical history, Happy Valley locations and Brontë sunset feature in Walk and Ride Festival

A fortnight-long outdoor festival kicks off this weekend in the South Pennines. Radical history and a literary sunset are among themes for walks du...

Police launch murder probe after body is found on Peak District moor

Police have launched a murder investigation after a body was found on a Peak District moor. Derbyshire Constabulary said the 34-year-old from Rothe...

More than 30 Snowdonia rescuers called out after helicopter catches fire on Yr Aran

More than 30 mountain rescue team members were called out after a military helicopter caught fire after a forced landing on a Snowdonia peak.

Longest new stretch of England Coast Path opens to walkers along Yorkshire shore

The longest section of the England Coast Path so far created opened this week. The 68-mile stretch along the north Yorkshire shore from Filey Brigg...


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