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Scores watch new dawn as Lake District and Yorkshire Dales extended

Scores of people saw dawn break over a national park landscape to mark the first day of the extended Lake District.

Rescuers say correct details vital when calling for help using emergency roaming

Rescuers have reminded outdoor enthusiasts of the importance of using the right procedure to call for help when on the hills.

Review: The Cateran Trail by Jacquetta Megarry

This handy guidebook provides pretty much all the detail you need to undertake this five-day walking trail through Perthshire and Angus.

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...

Campaigners celebrate as Worthing downs granted open access status

Campaigners have won a six-year battle for access to downland in a national park. Members of the Worthing Downlanders are celebrating after the are...

'We have only 10 years to save lost paths' says access expert Phil Wadey

An access expert has warned the clock is ticking for thousands of public highways. Phil Wadey, vice-chairman of the Open Spaces Society, warned the...

New group Rewilding Britain wants to see wolves and bison back in country

A new charity has been formed to promote the reintroduction of wild species into the countryside. Rewilding Britain wants to see animals such as be...

Loch Lomond bosses push for camping ban ahead of national park board meeting

National park bosses are recommending the approval of controversial plans to extend the ban on camping along loch shores.

Friends group says its offer for Blencathra has been accepted in principle

A community group said its offer has been accepted for a Lake District mountain that was put up for sale by its owner.

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.

Mountaineers fear new National Trust charges will hit outdoor leader training

Mountaineers fear the introduction of fees for commercial use of land owned by one of the country’s biggest conservation charities could hit outdoor training.

Missing walker Tom Brown's sister pleads with hill-goers to leave route details

The sister of a walker missing in the Highlands for more than eight months pleaded with hillgoers not to be irresponsible.

Keep your dogs under control to protect wildlife, plead Peak District rangers

National park officers are urging walkers to keep their dogs under control during the breeding season for wildlife.

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.

Outdoor groups pay tribute to Michael Meacher, architect of right to roam

Outdoor campaigners paid tribute to a former Labour Environment Secretary who has died. Michael Meacher was the architect of the right-to-roam laws...

'Step off the paths and erode idea of trespass', ex-Ramblers boss tells Kinder crowd

A former Ramblers boss urged outdoor enthusiasts to start stepping off rights of way in a quest to erode the concept of trespass.

John Muir Trust wants to see lynx released back into Scotland

A conservation charity wants to see the lynx reintroduced to the UK and, if this is successful, wolves should also be released into the wild, it said.

Peak District brewery marks right-to-roam 10th anniversary with new beer

Outdoor enthusiasts will be able to raise a glass to the 10th anniversary of open access with a new beer brewed in the Peak District.

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