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Donors to Friends of Blencathra can reclaim their cash as failed bid is declared

People who donated money to a charity set up in an aborted attempt to buy a Lake District mountain can reclaim their cash.

Cleveland Way appears on Street View after runners' seven-month effort

Walkers who fancy stretching their legs on one of England’s national trails can now get a visual preview of their route.

Wainwright Society will fund repairs to author's favoured High Street ascent path

Aficionados of the late fellwalking author Alfred Wainwright will fund repairs to a Lakeland path he called a connoisseur’s route.

Simon McCartney wins Boardman Tasker Award for his book The Bond

A work by British alpinist Simon McCartney was announced winner of a major award at the Kendal Mountain Festival.

Every little helps: Tesco shoppers in vote for Nine Standards Rigg path work

Supermarket shoppers have the chance to bag some cash to help improve a notoriously boggy route across a Yorkshire Dales fell.

Friends of Blencathra abandon pursuit of mountain's purchase

A community group set up to buy a Lake District mountain from its aristocratic owner has abandoned its pursuit of the purchase.

Review: The Pennine Way: the Path, the People, the Journey by Andrew McCloy

Not a guidebook to Britain's first long-distance footpath, more a journal with lots of colourful accounts of people and things you might encounter on the walk.

Man and dog rescued after getting stuck on Barf's awkward step

A man and his dog were rescued after getting stuck on an ‘intimidating’ route on a Lake District fell.

Angela Merkel receives walking guides from Prime Minister Theresa May

Walkers exploring the hills of northern England or the peaks of Snowdonia shouldn’t be too surprised if they come across a familiar-looking German woman.

Julia Bradbury boots up as Britain’s Best Walks returns to TV screens

Outdoors celebrity Julia Bradbury is lacing up her boots for another series revealing some of Britain’s best walking routes.

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

Friends of Blencathra plan to repay donations after failure to buy mountain

A campaigning charity that was set up to buy a Lake District mountain for the public will return all donations, it said.

Hillbagger Jenny Hatfield becomes first woman to summit all 1,556 marilyns

A woman has become the first to complete one of the UK’s toughest hillwalking challenges. Jenny Hatfield summited Cruinn a’ Bheinn, north of Be...

Lake District pair rescued after getting stuck at 'usual place' on Barf

A Lake District team was called out to rescue two walkers stuck at one of their regular sites on a fell.

Radical history, Happy Valley locations and Brontë sunset feature in Walk and Ride Festival

A fortnight-long outdoor festival kicks off this weekend in the South Pennines. Radical history and a literary sunset are among themes for walks du...

Mend Our Mountains-funded work begins with Exmoor footpath restoration

Footpath repairs supported by a crowdfunding project have begun on Exmoor. A section of a route near Chains Combe in Exmoor national park is the fi...

Longest new stretch of England Coast Path opens to walkers along Yorkshire shore

The longest section of the England Coast Path so far created opened this week. The 68-mile stretch along the north Yorkshire shore from Filey Brigg...

Friends of Blencathra 'will continue' as earl says mountain is no longer for sale

A community group said it is still actively pursuing the purchase of a Lake District mountain, despite its owner saying it is no longer for sale.

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