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The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Christmas gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiast

Looking for inspiration for a gift for that outdoors fanatic? We've scoured the retail universe for stocking fillers to put on your wish list for Sant...

Review: The Walker’s Handbook by Hugh Westacott

A comprehensive handbook on all aspects of walking, brought up-to-date in this recent edition...

Edelrid looks to shine with new headtorches and eco-friendly ropes

A completely revamped lighting range and bluesign-approved ropes are revealed by the German brand...

Big prizes on offer as Vango asks campers to take the Pump it up Challenge

Can you beat the rest of the camping world and prove you're up for the tent brand's Pump it up Challenge?.

Ordnance Survey to offer digital downloads with its paper maps

Britain’s official mapping agency is to offer digital downloads with its paper maps. Although sales of Ordnance Survey paper maps rose for the fi...

In search of solitude: hillwalking pair reveal the Remotest Hills of Wales

For those who want to escape the madding crowds, Myrddyn Phillips and Aled Williams have researched Wales's remotest mountains, though some results may come as a surprise.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

On test: Berghaus Light Trek Hydroshell Jacket

Will Berghaus's new Hydroshell membrane convince the outdoor world there's more to waterproofing than Gore-Tex?.

John Muir Trust celebrates judicial review victory in fight against Stronelairg windfarm

A leading conservation charity has won a legal battle against Scottish Ministers approval of a controversial windfarm proposal.

Campaigners frustrated at 'pathetic' two-year Lakes and Dales decision delay

Campaigners say they are frustrated by Government delays on a proposed extension of two national parks in the North of England.

On test: hydration systems

Keeping up your fluid intake while undertaking outdoor activities is vital. We compared different systems designed to help you stay hydrated...

Inexperienced walkers rescued after getting stuck in Borrowdale gully

Two walkers were rescued after getting stuck in a steep Lake District gully. The pair called for help after they found they could neither go up nor...

On test: daysacks

We've been out on the hills in this mammoth test with 17 packs big enough to take your gear for a day's walking, to see how they compare.

Experts warn holiday walkers of dangers of Ben Nevis winter conditions

Mountain experts are warning bank holiday walkers that conditions on Britain’s highest peak are still challenging.

Ordnance Survey increases sales of paper maps after decade of decline

Sales of conventional paper maps produced by Britain’s official mapping agency increased last year, bucking the trend in the past decade which saw people opting for digital versions.

Howgills revealed as venue for Marmot Dark Mountains winter marathon

Organisers of a gruelling overnight winter mountain marathon have revealed it will be held in the Howgills early next year.

Missing swimmer and three walkers in difficulty keep Keswick rescuers busy

A walker was rescued after being taken ill while walking on the slopes of Blencathra. The 18-year-old student was with a youth group yesterday in R...

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