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Dales helper David Preston is Julia Bradbury's choice in volunteer 'Oscars'

A hardworking volunteer renowned for getting ‘stuck in’ is the first winner of the inaugural ‘Oscars’ for the UK’s national parks.

Ramblers' new head: 'Walkers are indebted to charity's volunteers'

The Ramblers new head said walkers should realise they are indebted to the charity’s volunteers for securing better access in the outdoors.

Julia takes to the countryside as TV stars flock to Dales

Walkers’ favourite Julia Bradbury will join comedy actor Hugh Dennis for a television exploration of a national park later this week.

Julia's baby boy is a 'breath of fresh air'

Walking celebrity Julia Bradbury has given birth to a baby boy – and named him after a westerly wind.

Julia says: 'get on your feet' as walking day doubles in size

Walking celebrity Julia Bradbury is heading a move to get the nation on to its feet and walking. The Ramblers president, who recently announced she...

Bequest continues to help walkers stay on the right path

Walkers will be able to find their way around footpaths thanks to the foresightedness of a man who died more than 50 years ago.

Julia and William back second rescuers' awareness day

Volunteer rescuers will raise their profile with events later this year designed to give the public an insight into their work.

Mountain festival aims to lift flood-hit Cumbrian town

Keswick Mountain Festival kicks off tomorrow, with an eclectic mix of events for lovers of the Lakeland hills.

William backs 'tremendous' mountain rescue teams

The first ever awareness day for mountain rescuers has the royal seal of approval. Prince William added his support for the May Day events happenin...

Pennine Bridleway and Chamonix feature in new guidebooks

Mountain bikers have a new guide to one of the country’s newest national trails. Outdoor guidebook specialist Cicerone’s Cycling the Pennine Br...

Julia takes up role as Scout ambassador

Walking celebrity Julia Bradbury, who is currently to be seen on BBC TV exploring the countryside with Hugh Dennis, has become an ambassador for Britain’s Scouts.

The great outdoors in 2011: the year in view

Our customary look-back at the past year provides a mix of triumph and controversy; tragedy and humour, with a few heroic acts.

Supporters urged to go in the red for mountain rescuers

Rescuers are appealing to outdoors enthusiasts to go in the red to show their support for the volunteer team.

Honister mine owner Mark Weir dies in helicopter crash

Controversial Lake District mine owner Mark Weir has died in a helicopter crash near his Honister business.

Walking celeb Julia's baby news 'a bit of a miracle'

Walking celebrity has announced she is expecting her first child. The 40-year-old presenter of BBC’s Countryfile, who also boosted the Lake Distr...

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 Ramblers' deal will see members quids in

Bargain-hunting walkers can snap up a cut-price offer this month for membership of the country’s biggest walking organisation.

Rescuers' awareness message: it's not just about mountains

Members of England and Wales’s volunteer mountain and cave rescue teams will raise their profile next month with a national day of events which aims to inform the public about their work.


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