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Climber Sir Chris Bonington: Britain's national parks need an injection of idealism

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington has called for an injection of idealism into Britain’s national parks if they are to survive.

Work to start on improved Fairy Pools parking at Skye congestion blackspot

Work will soon start on improved parking facilities at the site of a popular walking route on the Isle of Skye plagued by congestion.

Three Peaks Challengers urged to register on partnership website

Custodians of Britain’s three highest national peaks are encouraging challenge participants to use an online piece of kit to make their ascents safer and less damaging.

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’.

It's official: Nice guidance says walking is key to better health

Britain’s biggest walkers’ charity welcomed new official guidelines that say walking and cycling can transform the nation’s health.

Tunnel route officially opens to walkers and cyclists

A walking and cycling trail through disused railway tunnels was officially opened by retired workers who last used them when they were employed by the Midland Railway.

Snowdonia car park cleared after mountain body's plea

The national park authority has cleared snow from the car park at one of Snowdonia’s busiest starting points for walkers and climbers.

Stanage bus tempts Peak visitors with cheap fares

Peak District walkers and climbers can leave the car at home at weekends and climb on an environmentally friendly bus to reach the national park honeypots.

Bosses seek outdoor enthusiasts' views

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John Muir Trust plans toilets and extra parking at foot of Blàbheinn on Skye

A conservation charity has revealed plans to double the number of parking places and build two toilets at the foot of a popular munro on the Isle of Skye.

Police plea to weekend Pen y Fan visitors to park sensibly

Police are appealing to visitors to south Wales’s highest peak to park sensibly at the weekend. The winter Fan Dance Races take place over Pen y ...

Mountaineers: don't put ladders on Everest's Hillary Step

Mountaineers are urging the Nepalese Government not to allow the installation of ladders and fixed ropes near the summit of Everest.

Finlay Wild smashes own Cuillin record with sub-three-hour traverse

Mountain athlete Finlay Wild has posted the first ever sub-three-hour time for a traverse of the Skye Cuillin ridge.

National park bus service aims to ease traffic problems

A community bus service has been set up in an attempt to ease traffic problems at a national park honeypot.

Relief on hand for challenge walkers as new loos arrive

A remote Lake District village is gearing up for its annual invasion of thousands of footsore walkers bursting to tackle England’s highest peak.

Lomond bosses move to ban troublesome wild-campers

Wild camping will be banned in parts of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park in a move to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Bruce and Tess lead the way for young Peak walkers

Forget Thomas the Tank Engine and Bertie; young walkers in the Peak District can now get around with help from Bruce the Bus and Tess the Train.

Benn takes over environment as Miliband moves up

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