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Hill Walking Essentials DVD: advice to help you on the hills

The number of rescues we report here on grough is testament to the potential dangers of walking on Britain’s hills and mountains.

Don't climb Snowdon without right gear, plead rescuers

Rescuers today pleaded with walkers not to tackle the Snowdonia mountains unless they are properly equipped.

Mountaineering on the up, says survey

More people are mountaineering: that’s the finding of a survey conducted by Sport England, which found that the sport is the tenth fastest growing in the country.

Solitude beckons on the Howgills' velvet slopes

Quite unlike their near cousins the Yorkshire Dales and the Cumbrian Fells, the velvety bumps of the Howgill Fells have a character all of their own.

All I want for Christmas is a new footpath...

Loath as we are to mention the C-word so early – we hate the ads for hideous sofas and jingle-bells jollity just as much as anyone in the midst of dark, miserable November – we have come across a festive gift for the fellwalker who has everything.

Mountain marathon hits Lakeland fells

Elite runners Sean and Brendan Bolland will defend their title this weekend as the Original Mountain Marathon decamps to the Lake District for its 2008 event.

Ramblers' president backs bid to get Scots on their feet

Scotland must capitalise on the upcoming Commonwalth Games to ensure more of its people take part in healthy activity.

Wolves and Orangemen: under the Corrie's microscope

The latest edition of the hillzine The Angry Corrie dropped on to the mat at grough headquarters today.

Sea to Sea: we follow Wainwright from Coast to Coast

Britain has 15 national trails – long-distance paths and bridleways that offer a challenge to anyone who wants to walk, cycle or ride a horse over linked rights of way..

2008: take a trip with us through the highs and lows of the year

In the slovenly hiatus between Santa’s return north and the alcoholic debauchery of the New Year, journalists traditionally have a problem: how to fill the space on their various publications when, well, not much happens..

Dales forest will be sanctuary for threatened squirrels

Threatened red squirrels have a massive new reserve in one of the remotest parts of the Yorkshire Dales.

New Arran marilyn confirmed as survey confirms drop

Baggers, get your boots on! There’s a new marilyn to be conquered. Sail Chalmadale, a modest hill on the western side of the isle of Arran, has b...

Lake District is public's British favourite

Forget John Sergeant and Martina Navratilova. The public has spoken: and the winner is – the Lake District. Thousands of voters put the Cumbrian ...

Julia: drowning in the beauty and enjoying the leg burn

She’s become the pin-up of walkers across the country yet she’s been blamed for increasing the workload of mountain rescue teams across the Lake District.

Marilyns, munros and how to make a mountain out of a moel hill

Hands up all those who knew there was an official definition of a mountain. No? Neither did we, until we delved a little after hearing of the deter...

Quarry sale will go ahead despite climbers' protests

A water company is to go ahead with the sale of quarries used for climbing, despite the reservations of the British Mountaineering Council.

Scots Government stumps up mountain-rescue cash

The Scottish Government has chipped in with a donation of £300,000 to mountain rescue services. The money will be spread across all the teams in S...

Calderdale's moorland green lungs

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