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Friends of the Lake District offer free landscape training to outdoor leaders

Cumbrian charity the Friends of the Lake District is offering free landscape learning sessions for outdoor leaders.

Coniston footpath and Highland rewilding schemes contend for €30,000 grant

Two British projects are in the running to win a major grant in a European competition. A scheme to repair a badly eroded path up the Old Man of Co...

National park bosses plead with walkers to stop building cairns

National park wardens are pleading with walkers to stop making cairns on the mountains. Snowdonia staff say footpaths and the fragile upland enviro...

Scientists reveal plan to cover Kinder Scout in green slime

Conservationists plan to cover parts of the Peak District’s highest hill in green slime. Walkers have been warned to expect scenes reminiscent of...

Into the hot seat: new boss Gordon Watson's vision for the Lomond national park

Gordon Watson has taken over at the head of the Loch Lomond authority at a time when it is mired in controversy over plans to ban wild camping.

Trust bosses' plea after Mar Lodge fire probe points to campers' barbecue

A wildfire that engulfed part of a National Trust for Scotland estate in the Cairngorms was probably started by careless use of a barbecue.

Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers give thumbs-up to diverted route

Walkers tackling the arduous Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge have given the thumbs-up to a new section of the route.

Kinder Scout path improvements pave the way for walkers

Paths on four routes up the Peak District’s highest hill have been improved to help walkers and reduce erosion.

New section of Yorkshire Three Peaks path now open

A new section of a challenge route has been opened, with the promise of keeping walkers’ feet drier.

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.

Outdoor fans urged to help BMC's Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding path scheme

Outdoor enthusiasts are being invited to help crowdfund repairs to some of England and Wales’s most used upland paths.

Fund appeals for donations to help restore storm damaged Ullswater valley

An organisation has set up a fund to help restore the landscape and wildlife of the Lake District following the devastating Storm Desmond.

Campaigners call for inquiry into North York Moors plan for world's biggest potash mine

A charity is calling for a public inquiry into plans for a giant potash mine in the North York Moors.

Lottery fund provides £3m boost to repair Scots national park paths

Lottery players have helped fund a £3m-plus boost to paths in Scotland’s two national parks. The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced a grant to ...

Scottish hilltracks are 'vandalism', campaign group says

Scotland’s hills are being subjected to environmental vandalism as tracks are gouged across the nation’s uplands, campaigners said.

Outdoor fans put on alert as wildfire risk rises in continuing heatwave

Outdoor enthusiasts are being warned the countryside is at high risk of wildfires after an exceptionally dry and hot spell.

Scots environment groups add to criticism of Holyrood's hilltracks u-turn

The Scottish Government has come under renewed attack for its decision to continue the free-for-all for the building of tracks across the nation’s hills and mountains.

Work begins on Yorkshire Three Peaks diversion route

Footpath work will start shortly on a popular challenge trail in the Yorkshire Dales. The project will involve walkers on the Three Peaks Challenge...

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