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On test: Therm-a-Rest Evolite Plus sleep mattress reviewed

We slept on the job to find out how Therm-a-Rest's sleep mattress, combining foam and air pockets, plus extra insulation, shaped up.

Watch as climber Iain Miller tackles vertiginous Donegal sea stack without ropes

If you suffer from vertigo, you may want to look the other way. Climber Iain Miller has released this dizzying footage of a free solo climb of a se...

The UK’s and Ireland's Top Wildlife Hikes

Rural UK is a gem for nature lovers and much of the countryside is known for its awesome hiking options.

HMS Gannet crest will hang in new Bristow helicopter rescue crews' base

The crest of the former Royal Navy helicopter rescue base will hang in the new civilian service’s crewroom in recognition of the history and heritage of the Scottish operation.

Mountain rescuers from across country in action as floods hit northern England

Volunteers from mountain rescue and search teams from across the country have been taking a crucial role during some of the worst floods in living memory in northern England.

Snowdonia national park gains international dark sky reserve accolade

Visitors to a national park will find themselves in the dark after it gained a rare international accolade.

Cotswold and Snow & Rock join cycle and running stores in new company

Four major retailers have formed a single company following a string of acquisitions earlier this year.

Pendle Hill, home of witches, among 13 sites given share of £31m lottery pot

A Lancashire hill shrouded in bewitching history is among 13 landscapes to benefit from lottery grants announced on Halloween.

Review: The Walker’s Handbook by Hugh Westacott

A comprehensive handbook on all aspects of walking, brought up-to-date in this recent edition...

Environment professionals challenge Government to keep standards after EU vote

An environmental body has called on the UK Government to retain or improve protection following the country’s vote to leave the European Union.

Mountain rescuers bag £¾m boost as JD Sports charity hands over carrier cash

Mountain rescuers in England and Wales are celebrating after bagging more than £200,000 from a charity linked to major outdoor retailers.

Met Office confirms December 2015 was UK's wettest month on record

It will come as little surprise to most outdoor enthusiasts to learn that December 2015 was the wettest month on record.

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

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Ordnance Survey takes quarter stake in Dennis Maps, printer of paper maps

Britain’s official mapping agency has bought a 25 per cent stake in a company that prints its paper maps.

National Trust and Ramblers welcome Rory Stewart's Coast Path 2020 pledge

Two major charities have welcomed the news that England’s coastal path is on course for completion in five years’ time.

Royal Navy Sea King crew honoured for heroic rescue of Ben Nevis pair

The crew of a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter has been honoured for its heroic rescue of two climbers in blizzard conditions on Britain’s highest mountain.

Climbing legend Doug Scott set to reveal secrets behind his life story

One of the first Britons to summit the world’s highest mountain will reveal his reluctance at writing his autobiography.

On test: hydration systems

Keeping up your fluid intake while undertaking outdoor activities is vital. We compared different systems designed to help you stay hydrated...

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