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Scots mountain council awards will mark volunteer's and young climber's efforts

The body representing hillwalkers and climbers north of the border is looking for heroes fit for two new awards.

Trailrunner and mountain biker Andy Brown takes up post with distributer Rosker

A keen trailrunner and mountain biker who grew up with a passion for hillwalking and rock-climbing has been appointed to a new post with a major outdoors distributer.

Waterproof clothing and fluorocarbons: what you need to know about your beloved jacket

Chemicals used to help waterproof outdoor clothing have come under the microscope, and change is in the air.

Top award goes to Frio wallet that keeps diabetic outdoor fans' insulin cool

A pouch that allows outdoor enthusiasts to keep vital medicine at the correct temperature has won the top accolade in an inaugural award.

Berghaus leads winter activities for school as part of #itsgreatoutthere campaign

A leading outdoors brand gave schoolchildren a taste of adventure as part of a Europe-wide scheme to encourage people into the countryside.

Dave Tighe's half marathon run will help rescuers who saved his life in Lakeland accident

A man who nearly lost his life in a paragliding crash in the Lake District is planning to run a half-marathon to raise cash for his rescuers.

Outdoor festival set to return to Peebles after success of inaugural event

An outdoors festival will return to a Scottish Borders town after the success of the inaugural event.

Source-to-sea adventurer Rod Wellington is Aquapac's outdoor champion

A man who has set himself a 15-year challenge to travel each of the seven continents’ longest river systems has received backing from an outdoor brand.

Report reveals record number of people heading for the outdoors in England

More people than ever are heading for the great outdoors in England. Figures revealed today by the Government’s official advisers Natural England...

On test: walking trousers reviewed

Ten pairs of walking trousers put to the test for comfort and performance...

New free grough map will use crowdsourced updates to help outdoor fans find their way

Today, we’re announcing a new mapping project we hope will revolutionise the way people enjoy their trips into the British countryside.

Cairngorms search for missing walker Jim Robertson will resume at weekend

Searches for a walker missing in the Cairngorms for more than two weeks will resume this weekend. Mountain rescue teams will be based in the area o...

Report says people with dementia benefit from walking and outdoor activities

Walking and outdoor activities should be encouraged for people who have dementia, a report published today said.

Actor Brian Blessed backs Peak District fundraising Walk in the Park event

A larger-than-life television personality and adventurer has thrown his weight behind a scheme to help care for trails in a national park.

Snugpak's Cocoon hammock system 'works like a giant banana skin'

A hammock sleeping system that works like a big banana skin – innovation from sleeping bag experts Snugpak..

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...

Author Bill Bryson backs campaign to keep giant pylons out of Lake District

A leading author and outdoors activist has backed a campaign to keep giant electricity pylons out of a national park.

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