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Rescuers' headtorch plea after walker rescued from Am Faochagach

Rescuers have emphasised the need for hill-goers to carry a headtorch after they were called out to search for an overdue walker.

03 March 2021

Covid fines for pair with young child who pitched tent on Yorkshire cliff edge

Two people who pitched their tent next to unstable cliffs on the North Yorkshire coast have been given fixed penalties for breaking lockdown legislation.

02 March 2021

Outdoor Trade Show organisers confident summer event will go ahead

Organisers of the UK’s largest trade show for the outdoor industry say they are confident it will be able to take place this summer, as lockdown eases.

01 March 2021

Two youths charged over deliberate fire at Loch Leven bird hide

Two youths have been charged after a fire that destroyed a prizewinning bird hide. Police Scotland said a 16-year-old male was arrested and charged...

26 February 2021

New Berghaus ambassadors aim to promote diversity, inclusion and mental health

Outdoors brand Berghaus has appointed four new ambassadors with the aim of promoting diversity, inclusion and mental health.

24 February 2021

Dave Morris and Mikayla Parton honoured in Fort William fesitval awards

A long-time campaigner for outdoors rights has been recognised for his work. Former Ramblers Scotland director Dave Morris has received the Scottis...

20 February 2021

Fellwalking spaniel Max awarded animal 'OBE' for his virtual therapy work

A dog whose fell-going adventures have helped support and comfort thousands of people has been awarded the animal equivalent of the OBE.

19 February 2021

Rescuers plead with public not to put themselves in harm's way

Rescuers have pleaded with walkers to think carefully before they head out for their daily exercise. Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team said memb...

17 February 2021

Rescuers aim to raise £½m for injured Patterdale team member Chris Lewis

Mountain rescuers have set up an online fundraising page to support a team member who was seriously injured in a callout.

16 February 2021

Entries open for 43-mile 'sprint' up Pennine Way route

Runners who fancy a sprint with a difference are being offered a new challenge event along part of the Pennine Way.

02 March 2021

Appeal launched to raise cash to rebuild Loch Leven bird hide after blaze

An online appeal has launched to raise cash to replace a popular bird hide destroyed by fire. The Mill Hide stood on the shore of the Loch Leven Na...

01 March 2021

Aim low: introducing The Huws, diminutive Welsh hills to pique your interest

Size, as they say, isn’t everything. Should we always be aiming high, heading for the loftiest peaks, or is there as much enjoyment to be gained fro...

01 March 2021

Friends of Lake District say Ullock Moss car park conflicts national park policies

Campaigners say a proposed permanent car park near the foot of a popular Lakeland fell has polarised arguments.

23 February 2021

Photo of Buttermere at dawn wins top prize in Wainwright Society contest

A picture of Buttermere shot at dawn has won the annual photographic competition run by the Wainwright Society.

24 February 2021

Shock and sadness after Loch Leven bird hide destroyed by fire

A nature reserve manager said he is shocked and saddened after an award-winning bird hide at a popular Scottish nature reserve was destroyed by fire.

19 February 2021

Yorkshire Dales bosses remind public lockdown travel restrictions still in force

National park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales have urged people not to jump the gun by travelling to the area as pressure to ease lockdown grows.

18 February 2021

Appeal for injured rescuer Chris Lewis tops £½m target in less than 36 hours

An appeal for funds to help a mountain rescuer severely injured during a callout has reached its £½m target in less than 36 hours.

17 February 2021

On test: Komperdell Carbon Expedition FXP4 Vario walking poles reviewed

Price: £150 (pair) Country of manufacture: Austria Weight (pair): 504g without basket Colour: black/silver Length collapsed: 43cm Length range: 122cm-143cm Material: carbon fibre/Titanal aluminium alloy The z-style construction of these Komperdell poles makes them easy to stash when not in use – they fold up to a compact size, meaning it’s easy to tuck them under a rucksack strap when, for instance, you need to use your hands for a scrambly section of route, or when things flatten out and poles aren’t needed.

14 February 2021