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Filtration firm LifeSaver teams up with Manchester University on graphene project

Water filter manufacturer LifeSaver has teamed up with scientists at the University of Manchester to research the uses of graphene in providing clean water.

'Tolkeinesque' Dragon's Back photo comes top in national parks 70th anniversary contest

A ‘Tolkein-esque’ view of a Peak District hill has been judged top photo in a competition marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of national parks in England and Wales.

Lakes planners asked to approve two Wasdale toilet blocks at foot of Scafell Pike

Planners will hear an application by the National Trust to build two new toilet blocks at the foot of England’s highest mountain.

Stay off Snowdonia's mountains during severe weather say national park bosses

National park bosses in Snowdonia are urging mountaineers to stay off the area’s peaks. Mountain rescuers backed the national park authority’s ...

Jim Mann and Carol Morgan head Montane Spine Challenger runners as night falls

More than 100 runners are currently battling gale force winds and driving rain as night falls on the Montane Spine Challenger race.

Campaigners suggest 20mph limit on roads crossing common land

Campaigners say speed limits on roads crossing common land should be as low as 20mph. The Open Spaces Society called for enforced speed limits on u...

Climber Shauna Coxsey puts injury behind her with sights on Olympic glory

A hand injury kept climber Shauna Coxsey out of competition this year, but the bouldering star has her sights set on Olympic glory.

Hill sleuths' survey reveals true values of Snowdonia peak Foel Penolau

Myrddyn Phillips and his colleague Aled Williams go weaselling in the boulders of in a quest to find out whether the rocky peak measures up.

Cairn Gorm company enters administration after eight-week funicular closure

The company that runs the funicular railway and snowsports resort on Cairn Gorm has gone into administration.

Buxton team first in England and Wales to gain CAA approval for drone use in rescues

A Peak District team said it is the first mountain rescue team in England and Wales to be granted approval to use drones in its operations.

Mountaineers welcome Glen Etive planners' move to walk in James Bond's steps

Mountaineers have welcomed a decision by Highland planners to walk in the steps of James Bond actors Daniel Craig and Dame Judy Dench.

BMC and rescuers criticise 'unprecedented' Snowdonia 'closed mountains' message

The British Mountaineering Council has criticised a national park authority which urged hillgoers to stay away from its peaks.

Tycoon Getty's grandson withdraws controversial Chilterns deer-fence bid

The grandson of the late oil tycoon John Paul II has withdrawn his plans to build a deer fence across a Chilterns bridleway.

Mountaineers urge planners to look at bigger picture with Glen Etive hydro schemes

Mountaineers in Scotland are urging planners to look at the bigger picture when considering proposals for hydro-electric schemes in Glen Etive.

Campaigners fight fence plans at tycoon Getty's grandson's Chilterns farm

Access campaigners are fighting plans by the grandson of the late oil tycoon John Paul Getty II to build a deer fence across a public bridleway.

Mountaineers gain access and parking pledge from new Cairn Gorm ski centre firm

Walkers, climbers and mountaineers will be able to continue parking their vehicles free of charge this winter at the Cairn Gorm ski centre, Mountaineering Scotland said.

Grough's great big Christmas gift guide to goodies for the outdoor fan

We've taken a peep inside Santa's North Pole headquarters to bring you suggestions for seasonal gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.

On test: lightweight waterproof jackets reviewed

We went chasing the rain to see if it's possible to save weight without compromising performance in a waterproof jacket.

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