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Tryfan's status at risk as hill sleuths plan survey

One of the shapeliest of north Wales’s 3,000ft mountains could soon lose its status. Tryfan, the perfectly mountain-shaped peak in the Ogwen Vall...

Trigs, tithes and topography: OS history goes online

The pace of mapping developments is hard to keep pace with these days, with every day seemingly offering a new electronic means of viewing maps, exporting routes to GPS units and downloading applications for the latest smart phones.

Walkers' champion takes up presidency with rally pledge

A campaigning octogenarian has been elected president of a group of Ramblers which is pushing for improvements to a long-distance path in its area.

Mountain council urges views on Highland wolves plan

The Mountaineering Council of Scotland says it will make a submission on the planned keeping of wild animals on a Scottish estate.

Cancer man Daryl will recreate Tom's Coast to Coast effort

A cancer patient will follow in the steps of one of his inspirational friends who completed the Coast to Coast walk while in the terminal stages of the disease.

What's that Skip? Struth, a moorland marsupial!

Moorland walkers may get a surprise after separate sightings of a rare example of wildlife. Wallabies have been spotted in both the South Pennines ...

BMC members get chance to see behind the scenes

The British Mountaineering Council is throwing open its doors to members next week. The council, which represents climbers, mountaineers and hillwa...

Walkers rescued after torch signals spotted

Two women were rescued last night after flashing a distress signal with a torch. The walkers became benighted in the Steall area of Glen Nevis. The...

Avalanche service appoints new chief

International mountain guide Mark Diggins has been appointed the co-ordinator of the sportscotland Avalanche Information Service.

Mountain chief's regret as Alladale gets dangerous animals licence

Mountaineering representatives have criticised councillors’ decision to renew a controversial estate’s licence to keep dangerous animals.

Highland trail walkers need to go the extra mile

Walking one of Britain’s most popular long-distance routes will require a little more effort from this week.

Snowdonia car park cleared after mountain body's plea

The national park authority has cleared snow from the car park at one of Snowdonia’s busiest starting points for walkers and climbers.

Total recall for belay devices as firm stops making descenders

The makers of a belay device used on many climbing walls and towers have decided to stop making the model after problems were found with its operation.

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Landowners urge MPs to throw out coastal access bill

England’s landowners’ organisation today launched a rearguard action to thwart the introduction of coastal access.

Find your way with our great new mapping and route system

Imagine having top-quality maps of the whole of Britain at your fingertips. Now, with grough route, you can!...

Search will resume for missing Skye walker

A search will resume at the weekend for an 83-year-old walker who has been missing for a week. Clifford Wannop was on holiday in the Sleat area on ...

Ramblers welcome scrambling decision

Walkers’ representatives are celebrating after a council threw out plans to turn a Welsh beauty spot into a motorbike scrambling area.


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