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Mountain rescue hoaxer Michael Cuminskey jailed after admitting faking accidents

A man has been jailed for hoaxing mountain rescuers in north Wales. Michael Cuminskey was sentenced to 16 months in prison at Caernarfon Crown Cour...

Dismantle current governing structure of BMC, review body says

The governing structure of the troubled British Mountaineering Council should be dismantled and a new one put in its place, a QC-led review body says.

'Protect wild land' say mountaineers, after Creag Riabhach windfarm ruling

Mountaineering Scotland has called for better protection for the nation’s wild land after a court rejected a challenge to a windfarm development.

John Muir Trust launches Keep it Wild campaign to protect Scotland's wildernesses

The John Muir Trust conservation charity has launched a campaign to protect Scotland’s wild lands which, it says, face the threat of industrial-scale developments.

More than 200 ultrarunners ready to start gruelling Berghaus Dragon's Back Race

More than 200 runners from 24 different nations are preparing to start one of Britain’s most gruelling races.

John Muir Trust calls for reforms after paying £50,000 costs to SSE over Stronelairg

A conservation charity has called for reform of the planning process after it had to pay £50,000 to an energy company.

BMC seeks two volunteers to join its governance review

The British Mountaineering Council is seeking two volunteers to join a review of the way it is governed.

£4,000 reward offered after red kite found shot dead in Nidderdale

A £4,000 reward is on offer for information about the killing of a bird of prey in North Yorkshire. The body of a red kite was found near Greenhow...

Police appeal after buzzard shot in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire

Police in North Yorkshire are appealing for information after the discovery of a bird of prey that was killed illegally.

Police welcome Keith Riddoch's conviction for killing buzzard on pheasant shoot

A man has been found guilty of recklessly killing a protected bird of prey during a pheasant shoot in the Highlands.

Film review: Bonington – Mountaineer

Brian Hall and Keith Partridge have produced a film biography of Sir Chris Bonington, a mountaineering elder statesman with his roots in the anarchic era of British climbing.

New OS map details green spaces but critics say it fails to deliver

Britain’s national mapping agency has released new data that details the country’s green spaces. The Ordnance Survey mapping and dataset is aim...

Police appeal as tests reveal Yorkshire Dales buzzard found near Malham was shot

Police in North Yorkshire are appealing for information after a dead buzzard was found in the Yorkshire Dales.

Shot Dentdale buzzard likely to make full recovery

A buzzard that was found with gunshot wounds in the Yorkshire Dales is expected to make a full recovery.

Shot sparrowhawk adds to North Yorkshire's grim toll of killed raptors

North Yorkshire’s unenviable reputation for raptor persecution continued with the discovery of a shot sparrowhawk.

Campaigners win 14-year footpath battle with elite Harrow School

Footpath campaigners are claiming victory in a 14-year access battle with a top public school. A government planning inspector ruled against Harrow...

Controversial camping bylaws set to come into force in Lomond national park

A controversial camping permit scheme comes in to force in a Scottish national park this week. Anyone wanting to pitch their tent in certain areas ...

Mystery body found on Saddleworth Moor revealed as David Lytton

The identity of the body found on a remote Peak District track has been revealed. Police launched a worldwide quest to find out who the mystery man...

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