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Review: The John Muir Way guidebook

This handy guide provides route descriptions and a wealth of facts for the new John Muir Way, a coast-to-coast route in Scotland.

Callouts put paid to Ogwen Valley rescuers' plans for Leo Houlding talk

Mountain rescuers had to abandon their plans to listen to a talk by top climber Leo Houlding after lost walkers called for help.

Midnight rescue for lost Snowdonia walker who only had Scotland map

An embarrassed walker on a Snowdonia peak had to be rescued after getting lost then realising he only had a map of part of Scotland with him.

Carey Davies takes up hillwalking post at British Mountaineering Council

Two-thirds of the British Mountaineering Council’s members say they are first and foremost hillwalkers, despite the public perception the organisation caters mainly for climbers.

Outdoor fans can now feature on their own OS map cover

Outdoor fans ordering a custom map from Britain’s official mapping agency can now feature on its cover.

Green award for mapping agency's new headquarters

The head office of Britain’s national mapping agency has been recognised as one of the most sustainable in the country.

Pennine website has more than 200 walking and cycling routes

Walkers and cyclists heading for the Pennine hills are being offered a choice of more than 200 routes set up on a website supported by a rural regeneration agency.

Runners tackle Peak District's three highest hills for mountain rescuers

Hardy fellrunners took to the Peak District hills to help raise cash for a mountain rescue team. The inaugural Trigger event was run in cold clear ...

Last-minute stocking fillers for outdoors fans

Looking for a last-minute gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life? We have a few pointers to stocking fillers for outdoor fans...

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...

Pen-y-ghent from Foxup

For anyone fancying a longer walk up Pen-y-ghent, this 10-mile stroll from the end of Littondale provides a different approach to one of Yorkshire's Three Peaks.

GO Outdoors challenges public to Walk Around the World in 80 Days

Britain’s biggest outdoor retailer is teaming up with industry bosses and mountain rescuers in challenging to the public to walk round the world.

Your guide to the ideal Christmas presents for the outdoor fan in your life

We've lots of suggestions for Christmas stocking-fillers for the outdoor enthusiast in our look at festive gear and clothing.

Bidean nam Bian and Stob Coire Sgreamhach from Glencoe

A grand day out in fine mountain scenery takes in two munros and one munro top from this imposing Highland glen.

In search of the top of a 'meaningless' Cairngorms top

It has been described as a meaningless hill. So why go in search of the true summit of this unloved munro top?...

Ordnance Survey aerial camera unit moves to new base

Britain’s national mapping agency has set up its aerial photography unit at a new site. Ordnance Survey’s flying unit, which produces the photo...

The great outdoors in 2011: the year in view

Our customary look-back at the past year provides a mix of triumph and controversy; tragedy and humour, with a few heroic acts.

Winter sunshine guides offer escape from autumn gloom

As autumnal gloom and early darkness envelop Britain, and the Met Office dashes hopes of widespread early snowfall, walkers could be forgiven for letting their thoughts wander to sunnier destinations.

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