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Follow in the Brontë sisters' footsteps to Top Withins, inspiration for Wuthering Heights

Take to the romantic wild Brontë moors, home to Cathy and Heathcliff, on this walk starting in the hilltop village of Haworth in West Yorkshire .

On test: daysacks

We've been out on the hills in this mammoth test with 17 packs big enough to take your gear for a day's walking, to see how they compare.

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...

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

Floating flags will aid Pennine Way walkers in Northumberland Cheviots

Parts of the northernmost section of Britain’s first national trail will be on a firmer footing after work to repair the route.

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

How to be a Mountain Leader: we take the first faltering steps

How does an outdoors enthusiast become a Mountain Leader? We take the first steps towards competence in the hills...

Forest high ropes course set for Nevis Range

Visitors to a winter-activity centre in the Highlands will be able to reach new heights this summer. The Nevis Range resort on Aonach Mòr is a maj...

Bag Crianlarich's twin peaks in one day

The giant twin peaks of Crianlarich, Ben More and Stob Binnein, are a great destination which, on a clear day, will give a fabulous vista of the Highland mountains..

Glen Coe Skyline runners warned of 'death risk' on course up Curved Ridge

Top mountain runners are among the entrants in a race over exposed mountain ridges in the Scottish Highlands.

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...

On test: large day rucksacks

Nine packs compared, big enough for an overnight camp or packing that extra winter gear...

Holme Valley mountain rescuers buy their fire station base after its closure

A group of mountain rescue volunteers are buying the fire station in which they are based. Holme Valley Mountain Team faced being homeless after Ma...

Cairngorms walker's body discovered after five missing students found

The body of a missing walker has been found in the Cairngorms. The man’s body was found near Jacob’s Ladder in Coire an t-Sneachda, in Cairn Go...

Rescuers on the lookout for Dogsbodies – the unsung heroes on the hills

It's one of the few pastimes where you're expected to lie down on the job; find what it takes to be a Dogsbody.

Tourist zip-wire plan for Lake District fell

A Lake District businessman plans to build a zip wire ride from the top of a fell to encourage off-season tourism.

Snowdonia ice-climb fall was 'unfortunate accident'

Rescuers say an incident on Thursday that led to a climber being airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain was just ‘an unfortunate accident’.

Crampons: the new hillwalker's fashion accessory?

Increasingly seen at the first sight of snow, Dave Hewitt ponders this spiky subject...


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