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Winter comes to Lakeland as three felltop assessors gear up for a new season

The Lake District's felltop assessors will begin their daily ascents of Helvellyn this week; we spoke to 'new boy' Wes Hunter to get his thoughts on his new 'dream job'.

Leo Houlding to lead expedition to free-climb Amazonian 'lost world' Roraima

Climber and explorer Leo Houlding will brave venomous snakes, mud and mosquitos in a trek to summit a South American ‘lost world’.

Hill-goers should prepare for winter this weekend, say mountain experts

Mountain experts are warning hillgoers to prepare for winter, despite it still only being October. With clocks going back and the first snows of th...

On test: lightweight backpacking tents reviewed

We've been tramping the Lakeland fells to test seven lightweight tents on our treks - but which performs best?.

Northumberland rescuers deal with four injured runners during Chevy Chase

A runner was airlifted from a Northumberland hillside after becoming unwell during a race. The 71-year-old was one of four casualties who were taki...

Runner Paul Tierney breaks record for summiting all 214 Wainwright fells

Ultrarunner Paul Tierney has broken the record for the fastest time taken to summit all the Lake District’s Wainwright peaks.

Mountain Hardwear commits to continuing to kit out Lakeland felltop assessors

Outdoor brand Mountain Hardwear pledged continuing support to the three mountaineers who make daily winter trips to the summit of England’s third-highest mountain.

Runner Brennan Townshend claims Three Peaks Race victory at first attempt

Fellrunner Brennan Townshend has claimed victory in the Three Peaks Race at his first attempt. The Keswick Athletic Club member beat previous winne...

On test: headtorches reviewed

We've been out on the dark hills to shed some light on the best headtorches for use by outdoor enthusiasts.

Original Mountain Marathon runners brave armpit-deep mud in Clyde Muirshiel event

Mud was the keyword for competitors in this year’s Original Mountain Marathon, with runners tackling the boggy slopes of the Clyde Muirshiel regional park at the weekend.

On test: 40-70 litre rucksacks reviewed

We've been lugging big loads over the hills in the past few months in the quest for the best large rucksack; find out which one topped the pack....

On test: Leatherman Free P2 multitool reviewed

A top quality multitool with some innovative designs elements, but it comes at a price...

Mountain rescuers' new leaflet urges hillgoers to plan ahead to avoid callouts

Rescue organisations in England and Wales have released their latest version of a leaflet aimed at increasing safety for outdoor enthusiasts.

Wainwright record-breaker Paul Tierney's map to be auctioned for charity

A map used to plot the route taken by record-breaking Wainwrights runner Paul Tierney is to be auctioned for charity.

Campaign groups urge MSPs to take action on Scottish hilltracks

A group of conservation charities is urging Scottish politicians to tackle the problem of the growing number of vehicle tracks on the nation’s hillsides.

On test: two- to three-season walking boots reviewed

Twelve pairs of walking boots put to the test through extensive hoofing across the hills, but which scored best?.

Two women rescued after getting stuck on north Wales coast scramble

Two young women were rescued from a north Wales coastal scramble route after getting stuck while hunting Easter eggs.

Peak District manager Lorna Fisher plans 1,658-mile cycle ride through all 15 national parks

A Peak District manager is gearing up for a mammoth cycle ride to mark the 70th anniversary of the passing of legislation that led to the setting up of national parks.

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