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James Blake appointed new YHA boss with pledge on £30m East End 'super hostel'

The new boss of a youth hostelling charity has pledged to prioritise the delivery of a £30m ‘super hostel’ in the East End of London.

Carol Morgan smashes record by 43 hours to take women's title in Spine Race

Carol Morgan has reached the finishing point of the gruelling Montane Spine Race to take the women’s title and the event record.

Youth hostels boss Caroline White announces she will step down

The boss who has overseen the transformation of a youth hostel charity has announced she will step down.

Two walkers injured after being trampled by cows in separate incidents

A walker was airlifted to hospital after suffering serious injuries when he was trampled by cows and another was also hospitalised after a separate incident involving cattle.

Injured walker rescued from remote Northumberland hillside

An injured walker was rescued from remote moorland in the Northumberland national park. Volunteers from the North of Tyne and the Northumberland Na...

Pull on your boots and hit the trail to celebrate the Pennine Way's 50th anniversary

The UK’s oldest national trail hits its 50th birthday this year, and tourism bosses are urging walkers to celebrate the anniversary by pulling on their boots and visiting the route.

Ordnance Survey marks Wainwright's Pennine Journey on new maps

A long-distance trail based on a pre-war work by Alfred Wainwright has now appeared on the latest Ordnance Survey maps.

Fellranger author Mark Richards: the new Alfred Wainwright?

Next month will see a date a publisher says marks the handing over of Lakeland guidebook baton to a new generation.

Campaigners' dismay as Cumbria Hadrian's Cycleway plans given go-ahead

Campaigners have expressed their dismay at plans to allow a cycle path on common land in Cumbria. The Open Spaces Society said, although it was in ...

Broadcaster Stuart Maconie is new president of the Ramblers

Britain’s largest walkers’ charity has a new president. Broadcaster and outdoors enthusiast Stuart Maconie was announced as the honorary head o...

Three front runners neck-and-neck as Spine Race enters final hours

The race dubbed Britain’s most brutal was heading for a close finish as the three leading competitors entered the final few hours within minutes of each other.

Boy stuck on Drake Stone crag among eight rescues for North-East teams

Rescuers had to go to the aid of a 10-year-old boy who got stuck on a climbing crag in the Northumberland national park.

Profits from Cicerone Nepal trekking book will help earthquake survivors

Profits from a new guidebook to trekking in Nepal will go to help charities in the Himalayan country dealing with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Air ambulance flies to walker with ankle injury on Hadrian's Wall

A woman was treated and rescued by air ambulance staff after she injured her ankle while walking on Hadrian’s Wall.

Quirky wilderness and healthy-lung village emerge in Chinese renaming exercise

The results of a curious exercise in giving some of Britain’s finest landscapes new names have been revealed.

North Pennines Walking Festival opens with Wainwright theme

A walking festival kicks off this weekend in the northern reaches of the Pennines, with a Wainwright theme linked to his first ever long-distance walk.

Outdoor fan Kyleigh Hill will celebrate 30th birthday with 30 charity challenges

An outdoors fan will celebrate a milestone birthday year with a set of challenges that will see her cover the equivalent distance between her home and Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

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