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Ramblers' survey finds half of England and Wales footpaths have problems

Almost a tenth of footpaths in England and Wales are unusable, and more than a half present problems to walkers.

Work starts to replace Yorkshire Dales bridge demolished by Storm Desmond

A replacement for a bridge in the Yorkshire Dales national park that was swept away by flood water should be opened to walkers by the end of the month.

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.

BMC and MCofS rebrand themselves as Climb Britain and Mountaineering Scotland

Two bodies that represent climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers throughout Britain have announced changes to their names.

Campaigner Kate Ashbrook: Brexit threat to countryside 'deeply worrying'

A tireless fighter for access rights is worried the exit from the European Union will have serious effects on the great outdoors.

MBE for climber Shauna Coxsey as outdoor luminaries recognised in Birthday Honours

A top climber, an actor who has attempted Everest three times, a former Ramblers president and rescue team volunteers are among those recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

New Stanedge Pole put in place to mark Peak District anniversary

A Peak District landmark has been replaced in a ceremony marking the national park’s 65th anniversary.

Longest new stretch of new England Coast Path opens in Somerset

The longest new section of the England Coast Path officially opened to the public today. Natural England’s chairman Andrew Sells marked the openi...

Outdoor groups' dismay as Scots minister approves more Lomond camping bans

Mountaineers’ and walkers’ organisations have reacted with dismay at the Scottish Government’s approval of a camping ban in parts of a national park.

Walkers raise £1,500 for mountain rescue with night traverse of Striding Edge

A group of intrepid walkers took to a notorious Lake District ridge by night to raise cash for mountain rescue.

Ramblers relaunch Sussex Border Path after 18-month survey

A group of Ramblers have relaunched the Sussex Border Path to mark the Walk about Britain festival. The route has been checked by local Sussex Ramb...

Loch Venachar campers receive police warning for felling tree for firewood

A group of campers was given an official police warning after officers discovered they had chopped down a lochside tree for their fire.

Lomond national park bosses launch anti-litter Respect Your Park campaign

Scotland’s first national park has launched a campaign to clamp down on littering and to educate visitors to care for the area.

Campaigner Kate Ashbrook will open 'unique' Welcome Way linking three towns

An access champion will officially open a unique long-distance walking route at the weekend. Kate Ashbrook will walk part of the Welcome Way from t...

Kinder Trespassers 'would today be kettled and labelled extremists'

If the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass took place in 2016, its participants would likely have been kettled before getting out of the car park and labelled extremists, an outdoors expert said.

Spirit of Kinder gathering will mark Mass Trespass anniversary

The British Mountaineering Council’s hillwalking advocate will be among those gathering to mark the anniversary of a historic event in the battle for access to England’s uplands.

Climbers will help hoist new Stanedge Pole to mark national park anniversary

Climbers will help hoist a wooden pole near one of the Peak District’s most popular crags in a ceremony to mark the national park’s 65th anniversary.

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.

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