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'Barefoot Aleks' completes record 3,800-mile run down the length of Europe

A man who took up running less than five years ago has completed a gruelling journey down the complete length of mainland Europe.

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...

Voting opens in poll for outdoor fans to choose favourite gear

Outdoor enthusiasts can vote for their favourite new pieces of gear in an online poll. The list of more than 100 new products has been whittled dow...

The great big grough guide to Christmas gifts for your outdoor fan

We've search the outdoor world for goodies to fill the Christmas stockings of every outdoor fan...

Briton Mark Chase lands dream 'director of toughness' job testing Columbia gear

A Gloucester outdoors enthusiast has landed a dream job testing gear for a top brand in some of the world’s harshest environments.

Kendal Mountain Festival: awards, earthquakes, mountaineers and mistakes

Kendal Mountain Festival has established itself as one of the premier gatherings of outdoor folk in the country.

Yorkshire Dales Grimwith disabilities event gets thumbs-up from walkers

A group of people with disabilities has given the thumbs up to a national park’s event which gave some of them their first taste of enjoying the great outdoors under their own steam.

Shooting of Terry Abraham's biopic of mountaineer Alan Hinkes gets underway

Production of a biopic featuring the life of a record-breaking mountaineer is underway. Outdoors specialist Terry Abraham has begun filming his lat...

Trust closes Steall footpath and warns rockfall repairs could take weeks

A charity has closed a Highland footpath after a huge rockfall brought large boulders down on to the route.

Tears, triumphs and terrors: Terry Abraham reveals his path to mountain film success

Film-maker Terry Abrahams reveals the rocky path to television fame, and admits to tears, penury and self-doubt before the success with his photogenic studies of Lakeland fells as they hit the screens.

French retailer Decathlon signs British skier Graham Bell as ambassador

A French outdoors retailer has signed a British skier as its newest brand ambassador. Decathlon, which has almost 30 stores in the UK, revealed Gra...

Julia Bradbury boots up as Britain’s Best Walks returns to TV screens

Outdoors celebrity Julia Bradbury is lacing up her boots for another series revealing some of Britain’s best walking routes.

On test: winter gloves reviewed

How best to keep your hands warm when the temperature drops? We put a range of gloves to the test...

What happens after that 999 call? Mountain accident survivors tell their tales

Two men caught in separate serious incidents in the Lake District recall their traumas and what happened after the call for mountain rescue.

New England Coast Path stretch opens part of Norfolk shore to walkers for first time

A stretch of the Norfolk coast is being opened to walkers for the first time. The latest section of the England Coast Path includes three new miles...

Film of Leo Houlding's Mirror Wall ascent will be screened at Banff and Kendal

A film charting the ascent of an imposing Arctic big wall by a team led by British climber Leo Houlding has been chosen to headline the opening night of a major international festival.

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.

On test: lightweight tents reviewed

Grough spent the summer camping out in a quest for the best of small one- or two-person lightweight tents.

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