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National Trust and Ramblers welcome Rory Stewart's Coast Path 2020 pledge

Two major charities have welcomed the news that England’s coastal path is on course for completion in five years’ time.

Friends of Lake District welcome refusal of plans to double size of wind turbines

Campaigners have welcomed planners’ decision to turn down an application to replace turbines at an existing windfarm with ones more than twice the height.

Calder Valley team to take part in The Spine Mountain Rescue Challenge

Mountain rescue team members are being challenged to tackle a gruelling Pennine race in the depths of winter.

Outdoor fans help boost Peak District Access Fund

Outdoor fans are among those who have chipped in to boost a fund aimed at helping improve access in a national park.

Rannoch windfarm plans thrown out as company didn't exist when submitted

The Scottish Government has turned down plans for a windfarm on a highly sensitive Highlands site because the company applying for permission didn’t exist at the time of the submission.

Mountain council warns cash restraints could delay national parks' expansion

The organisation that represents hillwalkers and climbers in England and Wales said spending cuts could threaten the extension to two national parks announced today.

New Gore-Tex C-Knit fabric launches with promise of comfort and breathability

Gore-Tex unveils its new fabric aimed at making life more comfortable and a little less noisy for walkers.

Meet Fraser the Rucksack, a new pack from Lakeland brand Millican

A new pack using Bionic Cotton has been unveiled by Lake District brand Millican, inspired by a man who lived in a Borrowdale cave.

Police appeal after seriously injured cyclist found on Buttertubs Pass

Police are appealing for information after a seriously injured cyclist was found on a Yorkshire Dales pass.

Calder Valley team marks day of moorland tragedy which led to its creation

A rescue team is today marking the anniversary of a tragedy that led to the setting up of the organisation 50 years ago.

Mountaineering council unveils paths and litter campaign at Kendal festival

The body that represents hillwalkers, climbers and mountaineers south of the border revealed it will launch a major campaign next year to help Britain’s upland paths.

Derbyshire rights of way cuts are 'short sighted', say campaigners

Campaigners said a local authority’s move to cut its rights of way department was short-sighted and could lead to long delays in resolving footpath problems.

Pendle Hill, home of witches, among 13 sites given share of £31m lottery pot

A Lancashire hill shrouded in bewitching history is among 13 landscapes to benefit from lottery grants announced on Halloween.

Dave Freeborn wins award for mountain rescue film as edited version released

A mountain rescuer who jointly directed a short film about the movement has received an award. Dave Freeborn produced and co-directed the promotion...

Outdoor groups pay tribute to Michael Meacher, architect of right to roam

Outdoor campaigners paid tribute to a former Labour Environment Secretary who has died. Michael Meacher was the architect of the right-to-roam laws...

Appeal to Buttertubs Run drivers for sightings of cyclist Patrick McDonough

Police have repeated their appeal for sightings of a cyclist who died after being found on a high Yorkshire Dales pass.

Review: Fife Coastal Path by Sandra Bardwell and Jacquetta Megarry

This comprehensive little book will guide walkers undertaking the route around the ancient kingdom of Fife.

Borrowdale walker dies despite passers-by resuscitation attempts

A walker has died on a Lake District fell despite efforts by passers-by to save him. The man was found at the top of Grains Gill near Glaramara on ...


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