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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.

'Tolkeinesque' Dragon's Back photo comes top in national parks 70th anniversary contest

A ‘Tolkein-esque’ view of a Peak District hill has been judged top photo in a competition marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of national parks in England and Wales.

Eugeni Roselló Solé drops out of Montane Spine Race four miles from finish

Ultrarunner Eugeni Roselló Solé has had to pull out of the Montane Spine Race agonisingly close to the finish.

On test: Hanwag Tatra II GTX boots reviewed

An update to the German brand's best-selling boot includes restyling and extra comfort; how did they fare on the British hills?.

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.

Put the t-shirt away – winter's on the way back, Scottish mountaineers warn

Pack away your shorts and t-shirts, and get your crampons and ice-axe back out of the cupboard – winter’s on its way back.

On test: Danner Mountain 600 Weatherized insulated boot reviewed

PrimaLoft insulation in Danner's heritage-styled boots adds warmth to winter walks...

On test: AKU Superalp GTX boots reviewed

Designed for long-distance load-carrying treks, the AKU boots combine comfort with stability...

On test: Lowa Locarno GTX Lo shoe reviewed

We've been out and about to see if this understated Lowa shoe can double up as everyday urban footwear and good for trail walking.

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