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Ramblers look to next eight centuries, 800 years after Charter of the Forest

Eight hundred years ago a charter was sealed establishing the right to access England’s forests, previously the reserve of kings.

Bankers' fines help finance rescuers' rope techniques training

Fines imposed on bankers for their misdemeanours have helped rescuers hone their skills. Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton volunteers spent the ...

'Brutal' Lakeland conditions test runners' mettle in 50th OMM event

Conditions described by organisers as ‘brutal’ led to a fifth of competitors retiring early from the 50th Original Mountain Marathon.

Friends of Lake District issue statement after 'innacurate' Thirlmere zipwire post

Conservation charity the Friends of the Lake District has issued a statement on its position towards planned developments at Thirlmere.

Rescuer and teen son will attempt National Three Peaks Challenge for Calder Valley team

A rescuer and his teenage son will tackle the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for his team.

Lost Lakes walker 'probably owes life' to mountain leader group who found him

A chance find by a group practising night navigation in a remote part of the Lake District probably saved a lost walker’s life, rescuers said.

Thirlmere zipwire firm says consultation showed most in favour of plans

The company behind plans to build two zipwires across Thirlmere in the Lake District said most people who responded to a consultation were in favour of the project.

Major Outdoor Trade Show merges with smaller event and moves to Manchester

Organisers of the UK’s largest trade show for the outdoors industry have announced it will merge with a smaller show and move to a new venue next year.

Stalling Busk plaque unveiled at Yorkshire Dales site of historic Ramblers access meeting

Members of the Ramblers joined a national park chairman at a remote Yorkshire Dales hamlet to mark a key meeting place in the campaign for countryside access.

Adventurer Leo Houlding's upcoming Antarctic venture is 'most hardcore yet'

Adventurer Leo Houlding is about to set off on an Antarctic expedition that will include an attempt on unclimbed peaks, as well as hauling his gear 400km.

Unwanted outdoor gear helps equip youngsters for Yorkshire Dales activities

Donations of unwanted outdoor gear have been put to good use by youngsters in the Yorkshire Dales. The clothing, collected by retailer Rohan as par...

Cairngorm team in 'brutal' stretcher carry of injured walker in eight-hour night rescue

Rescuers in the Cairngorms were forced to make a ‘brutal’ stretcher carry over several miles after a man suffered a serious injury in a fall.

Read our work, then use it to light your bothy fire, say artists

Academics have placed copies of a limited artwork in remote mountain bothies – and they’re happy for you to use them to light the fire.

Original Mountain Marathon returns to Langdale for 50th event

A challenge event that grew out of a pub conversation will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend.

On test: MSR Trailshot water filter reviewed

This handy little device will get rid of some of the nasties that lurk in streams. But how easy was this pocket filter to use?...

Film review: Alan Hinkes – the First Briton to Climb the World’s Highest Mountains, by Terry Abraham

Terry Abraham's lastest work turns the lens on the often light-hearted approach of the record-breaking British mountaineer who has nonethless stared death in the face.

Lakeland walker stretchered from fell after injuring ankle in Grains Gill slip

A walker was rescued after suffering a serious ankle injury in Grains Gill in Borrowdale. Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was called out about 12.50pm...

Passing walker guides team to true position of injured woman on Snowdonia peak

A passing walker guided rescuers to an injured woman on a Snowdonia mountain, after the team had been told she was on a different peak.

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