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.

06 November 2016

Review: The Pennine Way: the Path, the People, the Journey by Andrew McCloy

McCloy sets the scene for his trip up the spine of England at its beginning at Edale: grey, leaden skies that turn to rain.

31 August 2016

Campaigner Kate Ashbrook: Brexit threat to countryside 'deeply worrying'

One of the country’s top outdoors campaigners said the effects of the UK’s exit from the European Union are deeply worrying.

25 June 2016

Review: Rock Queen by Catherine Destivelle

Anyone with their finger on the pulse of modern climbing will be familiar with the name of Catherine Destivelle and will no doubt be aware of the numerous first ascents she has achieved.

19 April 2016

Waterproof clothing and fluorocarbons: what you need to know about your beloved jacket

Campaign group Greenpeace recently turned its sights on the outdoor industry for its use of controversial chemicals used in many of the outdoor clothing brands we use.

13 April 2016

Should you buy a satellite emergency device before heading for the hills?

Mountaineering news this winter has been dominated by two massive searches for people who went missing on Ben Nevis and in the Cairngorms.

05 April 2016

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

This year has provided the usual tales of triumph, tragedy and downright oddness in the great outdoors.

28 December 2015

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

A few metres in front of me, someone in a lion outfit punctures a basketball on a spike; then a man dressed as a magician swirls his cloak to reveal a drinks bottle.

24 October 2015

Review: The Walker’s Handbook by Hugh Westacott

This is the fifth edition of Westacott’s handbook, subtitled: Everything you need to know about walking in the British Isles.

26 September 2015

Britain gains a new mountain as new model pushes Calf Top over the mark – by 6mm

A trio of hill sleuths were disappointed when, after extensive measurements of a Yorkshire Dales peak found it just failed to measure up to the 2,000ft mark – a generally accepted height for a mountain.

06 September 2016

Hill sleuths' journey into mist reveals Cnoc Coinnich measures up to corbett status

The most popular list of mountains in Scotland are the munros and munro-bagging, that is climbing all the mountains within the list, has become a goal for many hillwalkers.

30 June 2016

Review: Life of a Mountain: Blencathra by Terry Abraham

It’s an odd concept; the life of a mountain. After all, it’s just a lump of rock and vegetation. How can a Lakeland hill have a life? This, Ter...

15 May 2016

New free grough map will use crowdsourced updates to help outdoor fans find their way

Today, we’re announcing a new mapping project we hope will revolutionise the way people enjoy their trips into the British countryside.

14 April 2016

Review: The Cateran Trail by Jacquetta Megarry

This guide describes a circular walk from Blairgowrie, the ‘berry capital’ of Scotland, in a 104km (64-mile) route through Perthshire and Angus that touches the southern edge of the Cairngorms national park before heading back south into Strathmore.

12 April 2016

Review: The Round, In Bob Graham's Footsteps, by Steve Chilton

On Sunday 13 June 1932, a teetotal, vegetarian Keswick guest-house owner set out on a challenge that would set the standards for Lakeland fellrunning for decades.

12 March 2016

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

One of the UK’s best known outdoor brands has completed a major refurbishment of its headquarters in the North-East of England.

13 December 2015

Review: Fife Coastal Path by Sandra Bardwell and Jacquetta Megarry

This guide to the route around the coast of the Kingdom of Fife is comprehensive and well researched and its format should allow anyone tackling the long-distance walk to pack only the book to help them find their way.

11 October 2015

One up, one down, as hill sleuths promote one munro top and demote another

Three amateur surveyors who use professional equipment to accurately measure the height of hills recently turned their attention to two munro tops that were close to the qualifying altitudes for the official tables.

11 September 2015


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