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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 .

Peak District exercise will test firefighters' and rangers' wildfire response

Firefighters and national park staff will take part in a major practice exercise in the Peak District.

Lakeland sheep with a liking for swimming proves a challenge for Penrith rescuers

A woolly friend who decided to go for a swim in Lake District reservoir provided a challenge for mountain rescuers.

Campaigners object to United Utilities fence plan for fells above Thirlmere

Campaigners are fighting to stop a water company putting up a fence across open land in the Lake District.

Lake District bosses hit back at George Monbiot's 'sheepwrecked' claims

Lake District representatives hit back after a campaigning journalist described the area as one of the most depressing landscapes in Europe.

On test: Water-to-Go filtration system bottle

This simple filtered water bottle will provide clean hydration when in the great outdoors...

Quick test: EcoVessel Aqua Vessel Ultra Lite filter water bottle

A lightweight bottle that filters your water as you drink: we take to the hills to test a simple solution to a longstanding problem.

Farm boss admits poison offence after eagle body find

A farm manager has pleaded guilty to possessing a highly toxic pesticide that has been banned in the UK for 11 years.

Runners urged to help rescuers in quest for funds

A Peak District mountain rescue team is appealing to fit runners to help it buy new Land Rovers. The Hayfield-based Kinder Mountain Rescue Team is ...

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.

Triumphant Leo Houlding reflects on fatherhood and death after Mirror Wall climb

Top climber Leo Houlding has spoken at length after his successful climb of the towering Arctic Mirror Wall, revealing that hungry polar bears threw a spanner in the works of the expedition.

Quirky wilderness and healthy-lung village emerge in Chinese renaming exercise

The results of a curious exercise in giving some of Britain’s finest landscapes new names have been revealed.

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...

On test: midlayers

Midlayer clothing comes in a huge variety of forms and we put 11 different examples to the test to see how they performed.

Mountain experts recommend items for outdoor fans' Santa's list

Mountain experts have come up with a last-minute Christmas shopping list to help outdoor fans stay safe on the hills.

Scent to find you – the search dogs that might save your life

We hit the hill with the dogs and handlers who go in search of lost and injured walkers on England's mountains.

On test: Smartwool TML Mid Full-Zip Hoody

Could the fleece-killer be, ironically, a merino-wool based top that, ahem, provides a more social atmosphere than its synthetic rivals?.

Bleaklow from Longdendale

Pity poor Bleaklow. Few have a good word to say about this boggy hulk, glowering above the busy valley of Longdendale, itself a victim of human engine...


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