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Review: The Walker’s Handbook by Hugh Westacott

A comprehensive handbook on all aspects of walking, brought up-to-date in this recent edition...

Casualties could be at risk after vandals damage vital Woodhead rescuers' gear

Vandals have damaged a vital piece of equipment belonging to a mountain rescue team. A radio repeater used by the Woodhead team has been vandalised...

Arc’teryx opens London store with selfie contest to win Canadian ski trip

Arc’teryx wants outdoor fans to put themselves in the picture as it opens a new London shop...

'Bring your cowbells' say organisers of gnarly, hardcore Lakes Sky Ultra race

Runners in a new skyrunning event in the Lake District are being promised it will be ‘gnarly, hardcore and awesome’.

Free audio files will guide walkers in Peak District and South Pennines

Walkers heading out to the Peak District and South Pennines can now take their own personal guide. Four audio trails can be downloaded to provide a...

'Calamitous' conditions may lead to curtailed grouse-shooting season

Moorland landowners said this year’s grouse shooting season has been hit by what it calls ‘calamitous’ conditions.

Police name hospital doctor George Ballard as cyclist who died at Dibble's Bridge

Police have named the cyclist who died in an accident in the Yorkshire Dales. George Ballard, 41, of Ilkley in West Yorkshire, fell from Dibble’s...

Tryfan climbers rescued after man spends five hours on summit waiting for pair

A climber called out mountain rescue after waiting five hours on a Snowdonia summit when his two companions got lost on a route.

Open Spaces Society celebrates 150 years of access 'battle honours'

Britain’s oldest national conservation organisation has produced a list of more than 100 ‘battle honours’ as it prepares to mark its 150th anniversary.

On test: hydration systems

Keeping up your fluid intake while undertaking outdoor activities is vital. We compared different systems designed to help you stay hydrated...

Rain and gales lash runners in first Lakes Sky Ultra race

Organisers of a gruelling Lakeland mountain race were forced to divert runners from the most difficult section of the route after high winds and heavy rain lashed the fells.

Race team urges walkers to hit the hills to see the Lakes Sky Ultra race action

Organisers of the inaugural Lakes Sky Ultra race are encouraging spectators to hit the hills to see competitors tackle the course.

Holme Valley team seeks South Pennines walkers for Rescue Ramble

A mountain rescue team is searching for walkers willing to hit the hills to help it fund its activities.

Bridgedale foots the bill as it donates 10,000 pairs of socks to rescuers

UK sock manufacturer reveals it has given 10,000 pair of its socks to more than 2,000 mountain rescue volunteers.

Mountain rescue team friends will open restaurant 2,000ft up on Lakeland fells

Outdoor fans will be able to use a new cafe, more than 2,000ft up in the Lake District fells. But walkers and mountain bikers will have to be quick...

Profits from Cicerone Nepal trekking book will help earthquake survivors

Profits from a new guidebook to trekking in Nepal will go to help charities in the Himalayan country dealing with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

New searches fail to find missing walkers Tom Brown and Eric Cyl

Rescuers have this weekend continued the search for two missing walkers in the Highlands. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team was helped by members of th...

On test: walking shorts

We put 13 pairs of shorts to the test to help you make your choice of summer legwear...

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