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Family of tragic kayaker Dominic Jackson in push to boost locator beacon use

The family of a kayaker whose body was found on the Caithness coast after a major search has launched a campaign to encourage the use of personal locator beacons.

Work will almost double car park spaces at foot of Snowdon Ranger Path

A car park at the foot of one of the routes to Wales’s highest mountain is to have its capacity almost doubled.

Major Glasgow gathering aims to give outdoor fans Skills for the Hills

A major gathering will take place aimed at ensuring outdoors enthusiasts have the necessary skills when heading for the hills.

Calder Valley rescuers thank boys who raised alarm after finding injured man

Rescuers have thanked two boys who raised the alarm after finding an injured walker and who stayed to direct the team to the location.

Want to feel a bit chirpier? How about a Yumpa energy bar, with added crickets

It was hardly a bushtucker trial, but we put two energy bars containing crickets to the test to see if we felt like hopping round the hills after eating them.

Original Mountain Marathon prepares for its 50th birthday event

One of the grand old institutions of the outdoors reaches its 50th birthday this year. The Original Mountain Marathon has been held every year bar ...

Mountaineers urge rethink on phone mast plans in 'James Bond' glen

Mountaineers are objecting to plans to build a mobile phone mast in the glen that featured in the James Bond film Skyfall.

Dartmoor authority pleads with visitors to act responsibly as winter arrives

National park bosses have pleaded with members of the public to act responsibly as winter conditions affect the area.

Rescuers rig up rope system to aid injured walker at Aira Force

Rescuers rigged up a rope system during a callout to a walker with a suspected broken arm at a Lake District beauty spot.

Scots gamekeepers join mountaineers to protect open vistas from forest plans

An unlikely alliance of two traditionally opposing bodies is urging the Scottish Government to protect the open landscapes for which the nation is renowned.

More than 60 volunteers battle blizzards in 10-hour rescue of Cheviots walkers

More than 60 volunteer mountain rescuers had to battle through waist-deep snowdrifts to reach a large group who got into difficulties in the Cheviots.

Plans are unveiled for new Snowdonia Outdoor Festival

Plans are afoot for a new outdoor festival aimed at families. The Snowdonia Outdoor Festival will take place in summer, based on the shore of Bala ...

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...

Park authority begins work widening part of High Peak Trail

A stretch of off-road trail in the Peak District will be widened and improved. Work will begin on Monday on a section of the High Peak Trail in Der...

Paloncý and Roselló Solé maintain Spine Race lead despite short-cut time penalty

The two leading runners in the gruelling Montane Spine Race were each given a 30-minute penalty for inadvertently taking a short cut.

New Year's Day incidents keep Lake District rescuers busy with four callouts

Rescuers in the Lake District had a busy start to 2017 with four incidents that led to callouts. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was alerted about 1pm...

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.

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