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Trade body Britain on Foot campaign to merge with Ordnance Survey platform

A campaign by an outdoor industry trade body to persuade the British public to take up activities in the countryside will be merged into an online platform run by the official map agency.

New free grough map will use crowdsourced updates to help outdoor fans find their way

Today, we’re announcing a new mapping project we hope will revolutionise the way people enjoy their trips into the British countryside.

Campaigners fight on as North York Moors potash mine formally approved

Campaigners battling against the setting up of a huge mine in a national park say the fight is not over, despite formal approval being granted today.

Ordnance Survey to offer digital downloads with its paper maps

Britain’s official mapping agency is to offer digital downloads with its paper maps. Although sales of Ordnance Survey paper maps rose for the fi...

Outdoor firms Pentland and Regatta gain Queen's enterprise awards

Two outdoor gear firms have been honoured in the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The Pentland Group, which owns the Berghaus and brasher brands, wo...

Queen's Award for Aquapac's international effort

Outdoor gear company Aquapac has scored a hat-trick of Queen's Awards, the latest for its international trade.

Scots midge repellent set to help Aussies fight off the little biters

A repellent developed to fight off the scourge of Scottish summer outdoor activities is finding favour Down Under.

War of words breaks out as Honister zip-wire decision approaches

A war of words has broken out over plans for a white-knuckle tourist attraction on a Lake District fell.

Ingleborough: the complete walking guide

It’s easy to see how the mistaken view was once formed that Ingleborough was England’s highest mountain.

Trade body Outdoor Industries Association gives qualified support to remaining in EU

The umbrella body representing Britain’s outdoor industries has given its qualified support to the UK remaining in the European Union.

No legal challenge from campaigners on North York Moors potash mine

Campaigners opposed to proposals for a giant mine in a national park said they will not mount a legal challenge to planners’ decision.

North York Moors planners approve plans for world's biggest potash mine

Campaigners said they may challenge the decision to allow the world’s biggest potash mine to be set up in an English national park.

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.

Night-vision system will be used on new Coastguard rescue helicopters

New search and rescue helicopters in Scotland will have the most up-to-date equipment when they come into service in summer, the company operating them said.

Last-minute stocking fillers for outdoors fans

Looking for a last-minute gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life? We have a few pointers to stocking fillers for outdoor fans...

National park boss recommends goldmine go-ahead

A national park boss has recommended the reopening of a goldmine in the Highlands despite it being against the park authority’s landscape policy.

App and map tie-up for Lakes tourism walking routes

The Lake District’s tourism body has teamed up with a leading smartphone mapping company to provide downloadable walking and cycling routes.

Beer on offer at Tremadog climbers' festival

Climbers are needed to drink a supply of free beer at a festival this weekend. Organisers of the fourth Tremadog Festival in north Wales are appeal...


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