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Warnings issued as Scottish mountains set to be hit by 100mph winds

Winds reaching speeds of 100mph are expected on Scottish mountains over the next two days. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for the Highl...

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

Santa's little help: our guide to Christmas stocking fillers for the outdoors fan

Looking for a gift for the outdoors enthusiast in your life? Look no further...

Cross on top of Ireland's highest mountain Carrauntoohil cut down

A large metal cross that stood at the summit of Ireland’s highest mountain has been cut down. The 5m (16ft) structure was erected on top of 1,038...

Body found in Glen Clova search for missing Commando Luke Ireland

A body has been found by rescuers searching for a man missing in the Angus Glens. A major search involving three mountain rescue teams and 240 Roya...

Two Tweed Valley mountain rescuers gain distinguished service awards

A man who first volunteered to work with a mountain rescue team as part of his Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has been rewarded for almost 40 years' service with the team.

Swiss outdoors rescue smartphone app Uepaa! launches in UK

A smartphone app used by 50,000 outdoor enthusiasts in the Alps has been launched in the UK. Uepaa! is a peer-to-peer system that provides extra sa...

Kris Manning returns as chair of lowland rescuers' organisation

A veteran search and rescue team member has returned to head the national organisation that represents volunteers in non-mountainous areas.

Westminster announces further £¼m grant to mountain rescue teams

The Westminster Government has pledged £¼m for the UK’s volunteer mountain rescue teams in the next fiscal year, Parliament was told.

Met Office says 2014 was warmest year on record

Last year was the UK’s warmest on record, the Met Office said. Provisional figures released by the country's official weather forecasters show th...

Amber warning as violent storms, snow and thunder head for UK mountains

Tomorrow looks like a day to avoid walking the mountain tops as forecasters predict hurricane-speed winds for the western Highlands and violent storms affecting much of the North of England.

This autumn is set to be third warmest on record, says Met Office

This autumn is likely to be the third warmest on record, the Met Office said. Unless temperatures plummet in the final few days of November, averag...

Royal Marines officer pays tribute to Luke Ireland who died in Glen Clova

A Royal Marines officer has revealed the Commando who died in Glen Clova last week was hoping to become a Mountain Leader.

Hill sleuths attempt to get to bottom of confusion on Snowdon's height

A survey reveals Snowdon's height will remain the same, but at the same time thousands of walkers will climb an extra metre.

Force Ten offers the chance to rent a tent before you buy

The Scottish brand has set up a network of retailers where its tents can be rented for a weekend to try in the great outdoors.

More than 200 mountain rescuers will take part in Aviemore gathering

More than 200 mountain rescuers from all over the British Isles will converge on the Scottish Highlands for a major conference.

Three Peaks Race offers £1,000 bonus to runners breaking 18-year record

A £500 bounty is on offer for a fellrunner who can beat an 18-year-old race record on its diamond jubilee event.

Royal Navy crew battles 60mph winds to rescue pair stuck on Glencoe peak

Two walkers were airlifted from a Glencoe mountain after spending the night on the peak. The crew of a Royal Navy Sea King helicopter battled 60mph...


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