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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.

Wainwright's signature will adorn Coast to Coast route as waymarking approved

A long-distance route tackled by thousands of walkers every year will be officially waymarked after authorities approved the move.

Gear, gadgets and garb: what's new at the Outdoor Trade Show

Take a peek with us at some of clothing and gear that will appear in the shops in the coming months with the first part of our Outdoor Trade Show report.

Rescuers warned after Coast to Coast group rescued twice in two days

Mountain rescuers today issued a warning – to colleagues along the Coast to Coast Walk route – after a hapless group had to be rescued twice in two days.

Hague praises 'glamping' pods on youth hostel visit

The Foreign Secretary William Hague paid a visit close to home to see facilities at his local youth hostel.

Wainwright calendar goes on sale to raise funds for juniper project

The annual calendar produced by members of the Wainwright Society has gone on sale. Profits from the 2013 calendar, which features photographs take...

Wainwright notes will go on display after auction success for fans

Unique notes by Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright will go on show to the public after aficionados of the late guidebook creator helped secure them in an auction today.

Supporters' club takes control of long-distance Wainwright route

A new supporters’ club has been formed to promote a long-distance route first walked by Lakeland author Alfred Wainwright 74 years ago.

Wainwright fans' walking efforts will help Lakeland juniper project

A fellwalking effort by aficionados of the late author Alfred Wainwright will bring in more than £20,000 for a Lakeland conservation project.

Mountaineer Alan Hinkes helps Wainwright fans celebrate double anniversary

Fans of the late author Alfred Wainwright are gathering this evening to celebrate two significant anniversaries.

3D virtual Lake District tour offers unique view of national park

Visitors to the Lake District are being offered a car-free tour with a unique view of the area’s scenic splendour.

Wainwright Society plea to Coast to Coast walkers: take a map

Aficionados of the late guidebook author Alfred Wainwright have warned walkers following his Coast to Coast Walk to equip themselves with a map and compass.

Climber Alan Hinkes will deliver anniversary Wainwright lecture

Britain’s only mountaineer to have summited the word’s 14 highest peaks will give a lecture marking the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Wainwright Society.

View that first inspired Wainwright gets new indicator plaque

A new view indicator has been put up at the site where author Alfred Wainwright first glimpsed the Lakeland panorama that would inspire him to write his celebrated guidebooks.

Walker rescued after getting lost on Dales challenge route

A walker was rescued after getting lost on the route of the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge. The 53-year-old woman rang for help today, Tuesday, af...

Wainwright manuscript and maps go under the hammer

An original manuscript notebook produced by Lakeland fellwalking author Alfred Wainwright goes under the hammer later this month.

Walker airlifted after ankle injury on Coast to Coast route

A walker was airlifted from a fell after suffering a suspected broken ankle in a slip. The 49-year-old woman fell while coming down Dent, the 352m ...

Running legend Joss in mountain boundary run to mark diamond jubilee

A parish chairman will beat the bounds of his area to raise funds for two local causes. But this will be no stroll in the countryside, as the bound...


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