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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.

Fifty years on, Berghaus celebrates with HQ revamp and Extrem range relaunch

One of the UK's top outdoor brands is preparing for its golden anniversary with a major revamp of its headquarters and a new top-performing range.

Mountain council helps fund website to reduce Three Peaks Challenge problems

A mountaineering body has provided cash for a website that aims to reduce problems caused by people tackling a popular walking challenge.

Mountain council: removing 'false' paths won't make Snowdon safer

Mountaineers say their views are being ignored by a national park trying to make Wales’s highest mountain ‘safe’.

Outdoor boss warns UK industry of gathering storm over waterproofing chemicals

Greenpeace is gunning for the outdoor industry because of chemicals in waterproof gear. But Nikwax's boss believes every cloud has a silver lining...

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.

Undaunted outdoors fan Julie overcomes disabilities to gain top award

A woman who overcame a number of disabilities spoke of her love of the outdoors after gaining the highest level of the John Muir Award.

Activists will meet at threatened Peak District hall

Volunteer activists from Britain’s oldest conservation body will gather this weekend at a national park centre threatened with closure.

Skiers' mountain clean-up comes a month late

Skiers will be in action on Scotland’s mountains the day before the summer solstice. Members of the Ski Club of Great Britain will be cleaning up...

Outdoor fans urged to volunteer for Respect the Mountains Llanberis clean-up

Outdoor fans can do their bit to clean up the mountain environment at an upcoming event in Snowdonia.

Peak District exercise will test firefighters' and rangers' wildfire response

Firefighters and national park staff will take part in a major practice exercise in the Peak District.

North York Moors walls and hedgerows restored thanks to grants

National park bosses have handed out grants to farmers and landowners to restore traditional hedgerows and drystone walls in their area.

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

Chamu Kuppuswamy named top UK volunteer for Peak District work

A university law lecturer has been named volunteer of the year for her work championing the Peak District to ethnic minorities.

The great outdoors in 2011: the year in view

Our customary look-back at the past year provides a mix of triumph and controversy; tragedy and humour, with a few heroic acts.

England's national parks hit by 28 per cent cuts

England’s national park bosses were left reeling today after being told they face budget cuts of more than 28 per cent over the next four years.

Outdoor gear firms accused of 'disregarding environment'

Outdoor gear manufacturers stand accused of showing a disregard for the environmental impact of their businesses in a groundbreaking survey.

Mountain chief's regret as Alladale gets dangerous animals licence

Mountaineering representatives have criticised councillors’ decision to renew a controversial estate’s licence to keep dangerous animals.

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