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Kendal Mountain Festival visitors will be able to step into giant ThermoPlume snowglobe

Outdoor fans stepping into an inflatable globe will be showered in insulation rather than snowflakes.

Tagged hen harrier Calluna in 'suspicious disappearance' over Cairngorms grouse moor

The National Trust for Scotland has called for political action after the disappearance of a hen harrier raised on one of its Highland estates.

New recruit Orion aims to star in Calder Valley rescue team

A new recruit is hoping to become a star member of a Yorkshire rescue team. Orion, an 11-week-old springer spaniel will begin training with Calder ...

Scots Government acts as report finds link between grouse shooting and eagle losses

The Scottish Government will look at licensing grouse shooting after a report showed a strong link between the disappearances of golden eagles and shooting estates.

brasher boot name to disappper as Berghaus rebranding looms

Pentland, owners brasher, has announced its boots will be rebranded under its other big outdoor name Berghaus.

Second bothy opens on Hebridean isle

Walkers and outdoor enthusiasts now have access to a second bothy on a Hebridean isle. The Mountain Bothies Association has taken over the care of ...

New walkers' deerstalking website goes into service

A pilot website to help hillwalkers know where deerstalking is taking place is now live. The Heading for the Scottish Hills site has Ordnance Surve...

Taxi baggage service will lighten coast walkers' burden

Walkers on a Welsh coastal path can lighten their load with the launch of an innovative taxi scheme that will carry their luggage for them.

Delight for trust staff as white deer spotted

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Yorkshire Dales bosses' joy as hen harrier chicks fledge in persecution blackspot

National park bosses are reporting a success for a rare bird of prey in an area that has become a blackspot for raptor persecution.

Mountaineering Scotland urges walkers and hill-goers to consult deerstalking site

Mountaineering Scotland is encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to check online before heading for the hills to avoid conflict between walkers and stalkers.

On test: Fjällräven Abisko trekking tights reviewed

Offering the freedom of movement with the robustness usually found in trekking trousers, how did these new Fjällräven tights perform on the hill?.

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.

Photographer James Kirk captures ghostly Glencoe trail during night camp

A photographer has produced an image of a ghostly trail in one of Scotland’s most haunting glens. The night-time exposure captures a torchlit tra...

2010 in retrospect: join us in a look back at the outdoors year

As the year draws to a close, we take a look back at the events that have shaped the events in 2010. From tragedy to triumph, heartbreak to ecstasy, t...

New online service on deerstalking planned for walkers

The Scottish Hillphone service kicks off on Thursday, with the official opening of the deerstalking season.

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The West Highland Way: 95 miles of pain, pleasure, plasters and pasties

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