A champion of public access has celebrated 40 years’ leadership of Britain’s oldest national conservation body.

Kate Ashbrook, general secretary of the Open Spaces Society, is the longest-serving chief executive officer among bodies dedicated to the amenities and freedom of the countryside

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Northumberland rescuers called out to aid injured walker on The Cheviot

A group of walkers was helped to safety after one of them injured themselves on The Cheviot, on the England-Scotland border.

Explorer Scout Ben Leonard was unlawfully killed in Great Orme fall, jury finds

An Explorer Scout who fell to his death in north Wales was unlawfully killed, an inquest jury found. Neglect by the Scout Association also contribu...

Blencathra walker rescued after falling more than 60ft from Sharp Edge

Two teams spent more than six hours rescuing a woman who fell from Sharp Edge on Blencathra. A walker came across the injured woman early on Saturd...

Gunman Richard Bowser jailed after 'terrifying' incident at Tan Hill Inn

A man has been jailed for 19 years after he fired shots at a customer at England’s highest pub. Richard Bowser, 46, of Worcester Place, Bishop Au...

Spine Race winner Jack Scott reveals he almost dropped out of event at Malham

The winner of this year’s Montane Winter Spine Race has revealed he considered dropping out of the event a third of the way into the course.

Two walkers rescued after getting lost on descent of snowy Skiddaw

Two walkers were rescued after taking a wrong turn in wintry conditions on the descent of Skiddaw. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted shortly...

Lakes boss Richard Leafe will quit at end of year for new career as Mountain Leader

The boss of England’s largest national park has announced he will step down at the end of the year.

Jack Scott takes Spine Race victory and smashes five-year-old record

Jack Scott has won the Montane Winter Spine Race, and smashed the existing record by more than 10 hours.

Leaders set blistering pace in Spine Race after front runners retire

Leaders in the Montane Winter Spine Race are setting a blistering pace as they head north along the Pennine Way.

Time for warmth: we head north for the lowdown on insulation for the outdoors

Is down still the best material for insulating us in the UK's notoriously wet climate? PrimaLoft took us north to convince us otherwise...

On test: Montane Anti-Freeze XT Hoodie reviewed

Is there still a place for a down jacket in your rucksack? We took to the wintry hills to find out...

Follow in the Brontë sisters' footsteps to Top Withins, inspiration for Wuthering Heights

Take to the romantic wild Brontë moors, home to Cathy and Heathcliff, on this walk starting in the hilltop village of Haworth in West Yorkshire .

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