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Milliken buys fabric innovation firm Polartec for undisclosed sum

The owners of the company that invented modern technical fleece have agreed to sell the brand to a USA textile and floorcovering firm.

Multinational group restores Leacraithnaich bothy in Morvern

A multinational group of volunteers has helped restore a bothy in the Scottish Highlands. A team with members from eight different countries spent ...

Patterdale team uses rescue boat to reach fatigued Lakeland walker

A Lake District team launched its rescue boat to reach a walker in difficulties on a lakeshore path. Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out...

Climber Doug Scott: we need radical change to stop 'Everest madness'

Britain’s first Everest summiteer has called for radical measures to stop what he calls the ‘madness’ now occurring on the mountain.

Highland walker dies and another injured after lightning strikes Mamores munro

A walker has died after being struck by lightning on a Highland mountain. The woman was with a group of seven people on the Mamores when two of the...

Mountain rescue chair Mike France and Chief Scout Bear Grylls receive honours

The chair of Mountain Rescue England and Wales has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Aficionados republish Wainwright's first book, A Pennine Journey

A new edition of a seminal work by the author and illustrator Alfred Wainwright has been published by the society formed to promote study of his work.

Scottish Natural Heritage marks creation of 100 miles of new or improved paths

More than 100 miles of new and improved paths will be created in Scotland in a bid to boost access for the public.

Trail record claimed as pair complete charity run round Peak District boundary

A Mountain Leader is claiming a new record for the fastest circuit of a route tracing the boundary of the Peak District.

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Hill sleuth Myrddyn Phillips's border research suggests Wales should shrink a little

Months of measurements and footslogging by two walkers has led them to the conclusion that the Wales-England border could be in the wrong place.

On test: two- to three-season walking boots reviewed

Twelve pairs of walking boots put to the test through extensive hoofing across the hills, but which scored best?.

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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