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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.

Mountaineers call on Lomond national park board to delay 'appalling' wild-camping scheme

Mountaineers are calling on national park authority members to delay the implementation of ‘appalling’ new rules that mean campers could be landed with a criminal record.

Yorkshire Dales peregrine falcon discovered on Hebden Gill footpath had been shot

A dead peregrine falcon has been found by a walker in the Yorkshire Dales. The bird, which was discovered in Hebden Gill, east of Grassington, died...

Mountaineers give £5,000 after John Muir Trust loses Stronelairg windfarm appeal

Scotland’s mountaineering body has pledged financial support to a charity after it lost a potentially expensive legal battle over a proposed windfarm in the Highlands.

Care Plus anti-tick kit will help combat these nasty little blighters

From socks to Lyme Disease tester, this useful little kit is a good addition to any walker's pack...

Yorkshire Dales boss: 'bird of prey persecution is harming park's reputation'

National park bosses said persecution of birds of prey is damaging the area’s reputation. The Yorkshire Dales authority said it abhors the illega...

Gamekeeper fined after walkers find loaded gun on hills above Kippen

A gamekeeper has been fined after pleading guilty to a charge under the Firearms Act. Two hillwalkers came across a loaded firearm on the hillside ...

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.

Four-part Channel 5 series showcases Lomond national park wildlife

A team of award-winning specialists spent a year recording the wildlife of a Scottish national park in a series that begins next week.

Detective work uncovers tragic story behind name of Policeman Crag in Lake District

Detective work by a member of Cumbria police’s staff has uncovered the story behind a Lakeland landmark’s name.

Review: Chris Bonington Mountaineer

A new edition of Sir Chris Bonington's autobiography charts a remarkable 63-year-long life of mountaineering and adventure by one of Britain's elder statesmen of the mountains.

Everest climber Doug Scott embarks on lecture tour for Nepal charity

The climber who was the first Briton to summit Everest is embarking on a lecture tour to raise cash for people in the remote valleys of Nepal.

North Yorkshire Police: wrong not to charge man who set illegal Mossdale bird traps

Police have said they made a mistake in only issuing a caution to a man who admitted setting three illegal traps for birds of prey in the Yorkshire Dales.

Minister's Backdale decision ends 17-year legal battle over Peak District quarrying

A national park site containing rare shark bone fossils will be preserved after the Government ruled against quarry developers.

RSPB criticises police decision to caution Yorkshire Dales man who set 'barbaric' bird traps

A conservation charity has criticised a police force’s decision to issue a formal caution to a man who admitted setting illegal traps on a Yorkshire Dales shooting estate.

Scottish ministers and power firm SSE appeal against Stronelairg windfarm ruling

The Scottish Government and a power company have begun an appeal against a ruling blocking a controversial Highland windfarm development.

John Muir Trust celebrates judicial review victory in fight against Stronelairg windfarm

A leading conservation charity has won a legal battle against Scottish Ministers approval of a controversial windfarm proposal.

Take a look behind the scenes as outdoors retailer Decathlon continues UK expansion

We take a look at the research facilities and annual innovation awards of this major French retailer building a larger presence in the UK outdoor world.

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