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Ian Mercer, giant of national-park movement, dies aged 83

A leading figure in the outdoors movement has died after a career advancing the cause of national parks and public access, Ian Mercer was the first Dartmoor national park officer and the first chief executive of the Welsh Government’s advisory body, the Countryside Council for Wales.

Forecast gloomy for Mountain Weather Information Service as funding disappears

The forecast is looking gloomy for a weather service that offers specialised reports for Britain’s hillgoers.

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.

Three teams in rescue of woman injured in jump from Brecon Beacons waterfall

A woman was rescued after injuring herself when she jumped from the top of a waterfall in the Brecon Beacons.

Giant Snowdonia art display reflects epic adventure landscape

Visitors to Snowdonia will be able to reflect on an epic new addition to the mountain scenery. Four giant letters have been erected in the shadow o...

Snowdonia bosses consult experts over spelling change for Cadair Idris

National park bosses are in a quandary over what to call one the area’s best known mountains. Snowdonia National Park Authority is to seek advice...

Alarm as 'small group' lost on Brecon Beacons turns out to be 43 Belgian children

Mountain rescuers who turned out to help a small group lost in the Brecon Beacons got more than they bargained for.

Campaigners' survey asks: national parks, what do you think?

A campaigning charity wants to hear your views on the country’s national parks. An online survey has been launched to canvass the public’s opin...

National park bosses plead with walkers to stop building cairns

National park wardens are pleading with walkers to stop making cairns on the mountains. Snowdonia staff say footpaths and the fragile upland enviro...

sportscotland moves to calm storm over mountain weather forecast funding

The official Scottish Government agency responsible for funding mountain weather forecasts said it hopes talks will resume with an independent forecaster who said its money had been withdrawn.

Teen stretchered from Brecon Beacons hill after losing consciousness

A teenager was rescued from a Brecon Beacons hillside after becoming unwell and losing consciousness.

Vanessa Griffiths appointed Ramblers' chief executive

A former conservation charity boss is to step in as chief executive of the country’s biggest walkers’ organisation.

More than 30 Snowdonia rescuers called out after helicopter catches fire on Yr Aran

More than 30 mountain rescue team members were called out after a military helicopter caught fire after a forced landing on a Snowdonia peak.

Campaigner warns partnership could lead to 'Disneyfication' of national parks

A leading campaigner warned against the ‘Disneyfication’ of Britain’s national parks cautioned that the setting up of a partnership could lead governments to cut budgets further.

Happy birthday to the trig pillar, 80 years old today

A familiar friend to hillgoers is celebrating an 80th birthday today. Ordnance Survey’s first triangulation pillar went into use on 18 April 1936...

Woman dies after falling from Tryfan scrambling route

A woman has died after falling from a scrambling route on a Snowdonia mountain. The walker, in her early 50s and from the Stockport area, was comin...

Job losses loom as Snowdonia national park faces £423,000 grant cut

A cut in the Government grant to a Welsh national park means it will have to make compulsory redundancies.

Brecon team clocks up 100th rescue on last day of 2015

A mountain rescue team clocked up its 100th rescue of the year on the last day of 2015. Brecon Mountain Rescue Team was called out on New Year’s ...


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