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Outdoor boss warns UK industry of gathering storm over waterproofing chemicals

Greenpeace is gunning for the outdoor industry because of chemicals in waterproof gear. But Nikwax's boss believes every cloud has a silver lining...

Mountaineers step up Glen Lyon access battle as walkers 'barred from land'

Mountaineers are appealing to a Scottish Government minister to intervene in a dispute between hillwalkers and a Highland estate.

Dont panic! Here's our last-minute festive outdoor stocking-filler gift guide

Christmas is nearly upon us. Here are a few suggestions to put under the tree for the outdoor fan in your life...

Chris Townsend steps up to mountaineering council's ambassador post

An expert on Britain’s hills has been appointed an ‘ambassador’ to inspire existing and new walkers to pull on their boots and head for the high ground.

Ogwen Valley rescuers aid injured walker and cragfast scrambler

A busy weekend for a Snowdonia mountain rescue team was capped by two rescues, of an injured walker and a man stuck on a scrambling route.

South Pennines walker with broken leg stretchered from Meltham path

A walker was stretchered from a path after slipping and breaking his leg while walking in the South Pennines.

Cerebral palsy walker Julie McElroy aims to tackle West Highland Way

An adventurer whose disabilities mean she walks with difficulty will try to complete Scotland’s most popular long-distance trail.

New hill and mountain skills courses for walkers will launch next year

Walkers wanting to improve their outdoor skills will be able to choose from two new courses next year.

Rescuers rope up to free trio of walkers stuck on Base Brown

Mountain rescuers had to use ropes to bring a group of walkers to safety after they got stuck on steep ground in the Lake District.

New chair of Government outdoors body Natural England 'blocked footpath'

The man charged with promoting access to the countryside in England stands accused of unblocking a right of way on his farm only being grilled by MPs about footpaths on his land.

North York Moors footpath work eases walkers' access to Hole of Horcum

Walkers accessing one of Yorkshire’s natural wonders will find the going a little easier after work by the North York Moors National Park Authority.

Champion award for Open Spaces Caerphilly campaigner Maggie Thomas

A keen walker and access campaigner has won an award for her work defending paths and open spaces. Maggie Thomas, Caerphilly local correspondent fo...

Winter's onset means it's time for Helvellyn felltop assessors to start work

Two men are preparing to begin the unusual job of climbing England’s third highest mountain every day to help keep members of the public safe.

On test: winter waterproof jackets

As winter takes hold, you need a good, reliable waterproof. We put six jackets to the test to see how well they will keep you dry...

Call police if landowners get aggressive, walkers and climbers told

Walkers and climbers should ring the police if they are confronted by aggressive landowners, two representative groups said.

Mountaineers tell Scottish Government: protect wild land from windfarms

Scotland’s politicians must realise that wild land is a national asset and not just ‘emptiness’, mountaineers said.

Ramblers welcome new timetable for England Coast Path work

Britain’s biggest walkers’ charity is claiming victory in its coastal access campaign after the coalition Government published a new timetable for work on the project.

England Coast Path plans drawn up for Somerset and Dover's white cliffs

The White Cliffs of Dover and the less attractive prospect of the new Hinkley Point nuclear power station are included in plans for the latest extension of the England Coast Path.


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