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On test: insulated jackets reviewed

Down or synthetic? Well, it's no longer that simple, as we found when we put 12 insulated jackets to the test in a British winter...

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

Hill sleuths celebrate 'birthday' with news of three new hill classifications

There were winners and losers in the nuttalls stakes as a pair of dedicated hill measurers marked their outfit's tenth birthday with scrutiny of three English peaks.

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

Two men with a mission to find the exact height of a mountain in the southern Highlands climb into the clouds and add a new corbett to the list.

New app opens up Yorkshire Dales' mining history to walkers

Walkers can now take a trip back in time to discover the industrial history of a national park, thanks to a new smartphone technology.

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.

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

The hill sleuths have been in the Highlands, to discover a four-inch deficit means one munro top gets deleted from the lists while another is promoted.

Profits from Cicerone Nepal trekking book will help earthquake survivors

Profits from a new guidebook to trekking in Nepal will go to help charities in the Himalayan country dealing with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Peak bosses pledge to replace historic Stanage marker

An ancient marker close to one of the Peak District’s most popular climbing venues is to be replaced after suffering the ravages of time.

Original Mountain Marathon prepares for its 50th birthday event

One of the grand old institutions of the outdoors reaches its 50th birthday this year. The Original Mountain Marathon has been held every year bar ...

Detective work uncovers tragic story behind name of Policeman Crag in Lake District

Detective work by a member of Cumbria police’s staff has uncovered the story behind a Lakeland landmark’s name.

Páramo offers new Ostro fleece and windproof jacket combo for active outdoors users

A new fleece and windproof set, technical jeans and a new gaiter design are among kit revealed by Páramo for next year.

Happy birthday to the trig pillar, 80 years old today

A familiar friend to hillgoers is celebrating an 80th birthday today. Ordnance Survey’s first triangulation pillar went into use on 18 April 1936...

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.

Christmas gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiast

Looking for inspiration for a gift for that outdoors fanatic? We've scoured the retail universe for stocking fillers to put on your wish list for Sant...

Free audio files will guide walkers in Peak District and South Pennines

Walkers heading out to the Peak District and South Pennines can now take their own personal guide. Four audio trails can be downloaded to provide a...

Pull on your boots and head for Asturias, Spain's walkers' green paradise

Asturias in northern Spain is a far cry from the crowded resort beaches, with soaring mountains and peaceful coastal walks.

On test: headtorches

A headtorch is an essential piece of kit for anyone heading for the hills. We put nine different models to the test...

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