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On test: softshell jackets reviewed

A softshell bridges that gap between a full-on hardshell waterproof and a midlayer top. We put seven to the test; here are the results...

New Mend Our Mountains campaign gets underway with Peak District walk

A group of walkers took to the Peak District hills to help kick off an ambitious appeal to raise £1m to improve some of Britain’s most popular paths.

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

We donned our headtorch and delved deep into Santa's cavern to find some top gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.

On test: 25 to 40 litre rucksacks reviewed

Which daysacks performed best in the great British countryside? We put 14 to the test to help you decide...

Records tumble as runners race head to head on Lakeland Billy Bland Challenge

A team of runners has beaten a series of records on a historic Lake District Challenge. Two sets of fellrunners and ultrarunners went head to head ...

Trade body Britain on Foot campaign to merge with Ordnance Survey platform

A campaign by an outdoor industry trade body to persuade the British public to take up activities in the countryside will be merged into an online platform run by the official map agency.

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.

Review: The Cateran Trail by Jacquetta Megarry

This handy guidebook provides pretty much all the detail you need to undertake this five-day walking trail through Perthshire and Angus.

Tragedy and comedy as Cockermouth rescuers clock up second-busiest year

A Lake District mountain rescue team had its second-busiest on record in 2015, with 76 callouts recorded in the year.

Ramblers pay tribute to Jerry Pearlman, who paved the way for right-to-roam law

Campaigners have paid tribute to a luminary of the outdoor access movement who died recently. Jerry Pearlman’s work paved the way for the right-t...

On test: Lowe Alpine Aeon 27 rucksack reviewed

A daysack aimed at walkers, climbers and mountain bikers: how did this new model from rucksack experts Lowe Alpine perform?.

Lomond team urges Finnich Glen visitors to take care after fourth rescue

A rescue team is pleading with the public to take care when visiting a spectacular gorge in Stirlingshire that has seen a rise in numbers making their way to the site recently.

Two Lakeland mountain bikers injured in high-speed crashes in two days

Two mountain bikers were rescued after suffering injuries in high speed crashes on successive days in the Lake District.

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.

Certificates on offer to walkers who complete Pennine Way

Walkers who complete Britain’s oldest national trail can now get a certificate to mark their achievement.

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.

Here's a great half-price offer on grough route to mark our 10th birthday!

Grough is 10 years old! Our domain name was first registered in April 2006 and shortly after this we started posting stories and features on our on...

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.

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