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Ramblers and mountaineers urge Government action on England Coast Path

Two outdoor bodies have urged the coalition Government to pull its socks up and get on with the establishment of the coastal path round England.

National Trust: Scots feel they have no voice on landscape decisions

Most Scots feel they have no voice in the way the nation’s countryside is managed. Almost three-quarters polled by the National Trust for Scotlan...

Rescuers treat two overheated walkers in separate Peak District incidents

Rescuers were twice called out to deal with walkers in the Peak District affected by the heat at the weekend.

Berghaus scheme offers outdoor fans chance to persuade buddies to walk

Seasoned walkers are being urged to get a friend on to their feet in the great outdoors with help from a top gear brand.

Lake District team upgrades Eskdale stepping stones to help walkers

National park workers have replaced stepping stones across a Lakeland river to make it easier for walkers to use.

Sports Direct snaps up troubled outdoor brand Gelert

Troubled outdoor company Gelert has been snapped up by expanding retail group Sports Direct International.

Woman suffers serious injuries in fall from Snowdon

A woman was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries in a fall on Wales’s highest mountain.

Stanza Stones Trail offers South Pennines walkers poetry in motion

A new walking trail promises poetry in motion in a traverse of South Pennines landscapes. The Stanza Stones Trial runs from Marsden on the edge of ...

Blea Tarn walker flown to hospital after ankle injury

A walker was airlifted from a Lakeland fell after slipping and injuring his ankle. The 84-year-old was with a group of friends in the Blea Tarn are...

Campaigners condemn 'myopic' rejection of Isle of Wight coast access

Access campaigners have condemned the coalition Government’s ‘myopic’ decision not to extend coastal access to the Isle of Wight.

Mountain expert warns hillgoers of risk of heatstroke

A mountaineering expert has warned hillgoers of the dangers of overheating in the current exceptionally warm weather.

Mountain expert's burning issue: don't get caught with trousers down

Imagine having to outrun a wildfire with your trousers round your ankles. Not an edifying prospect, but one that could happen according to a mounta...

Eight outdoors groups plead with Scots politicians to protect wild land

Eight leading bodies, including those representing outdoor enthusiasts, have called on the Scottish Government to increase protection for wild land.

Ramblers welcome decision not to merge two outdoors bodies

Britain’s largest walking charity welcomed the Government’s decision not to merge two environmental agencies.

English Coast Path faces Government axe, Ramblers say

The planned path around the coast of England is in danger of being axed, according to the country’s leading walking charity.

On test: Platypus Sprinter XT 35 rucksack

A host of clever little touches makes this well-thought-out pack a pleasure to use...

Stone pillars will guide Snowdon walkers to the right paths

A set of stone pillars will be installed on Wales’s highest mountain to keep walkers on the right track.

Forecasters warn of Thursday blizzards on Scottish mountains

It may be only a month from the summer solstice, but forecasters warned today that hillwalkers and climbers should prepare for severe winter conditions tomorrow.


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