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On test: lightweight tents reviewed

Grough spent the summer camping out in a quest for the best of small one- or two-person lightweight tents.

On test: trail and approach shoes reviewed

Which shoe is best for your trail walk or that approach to a crag? We put eight pairs to the test to find out...

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

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.

Alan Partridge's 'Hostelling with Chris Eubank' finally becomes reality

It’s not Monkey Tennis, or even Arm Wrestling with Chas and Dave, but one of Alan Partridge’s desperate ideas for a TV programme has finally hit the screen.

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.

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...

Mountain council: removing 'false' paths won't make Snowdon safer

Mountaineers say their views are being ignored by a national park trying to make Wales’s highest mountain ‘safe’.

Cautious welcome as one fifth of Scotland declared 'wild land'

Ramblers, mountaineers and conservationists welcomed the Scottish Government’s new policy that designates almost a fifth of the nation as wild land.

Charity warns bothy stays by commercial groups could jeopardise continuing use

Increasing use of mountain bothies by commercial businesses could put them at risk, a charity said. The Mountain Bothies Association, which looks a...

On test: midlayers reviewed

We tested and reviewed 10 midlayer tops to see how well they performed at keeping you warm and comfortable on the hill.

Christmas gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiast

Looking for inspiration for a gift for that outdoors fanatic? We've scoured the retail universe for stocking fillers to put on your wish list for Sant...

Take a look behind the scenes as outdoors retailer Decathlon continues UK expansion

We take a look at the research facilities and annual innovation awards of this major French retailer building a larger presence in the UK outdoor world.

On test: walking shorts

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

On test: headtorches

A headtorch is an essential piece of kit for anyone heading for the hills. We put nine different models to the test...

New pylon threat to Lake District as plans revealed to bury lines elsewhere

Campaigners have welcomed an announcement that overhead power lines may be buried in some of England and Wales’s national parks.

On test: outdoor t-shirts

Ten different t-shirts put to the test for your summer outings on the hill ...

On test: baselayers

We've tested 17 different baselayers to see how they perform: tops, shorts and leggings...


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