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On test: Hoka One One Tor Ultra Hi WP boot

Superb cushioning makes for a comfortable walk in the first boots produced by the French running shoe brand.

On test: technical underwear

Undies are easily overlooked when kitting yourself out for your excursions into the outdoors, but a good pair of pants is essential for a comfortable time on the hill.

Rannoch windfarm plans thrown out as company didn't exist when submitted

The Scottish Government has turned down plans for a windfarm on a highly sensitive Highlands site because the company applying for permission didn’t exist at the time of the submission.

Author Bill Bryson backs campaign to keep giant pylons out of Lake District

A leading author and outdoors activist has backed a campaign to keep giant electricity pylons out of a national park.

Volunteers clear half a ton of litter from Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon

Public-spirited volunteers removed more than half a ton of rubbish from Britain’s three national peaks.

Unique Aptonia drinks bottle tops Decathlon's innovation awards

A drinks sytem that allows users to choose between plain water and sports drink in the same bottle was judged top innovation at retailer Decathlon's awards.

On test: Aerobie AeroPress coffee maker

This little kit will help you make a decent cup of espresso-type coffee at the campsite or even at home.

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...

Rain and gales lash runners in first Lakes Sky Ultra race

Organisers of a gruelling Lakeland mountain race were forced to divert runners from the most difficult section of the route after high winds and heavy rain lashed the fells.

Mountain rescue head responds after 'incredible' Ben Nevis operation

The head Scotland’s mountain rescue organisation has responded to comments made by a team following a dangerous mission on the UK’s highest mountain.

Keen's news European-produced Liberty Ridge boot tops range

A new leather boot from Keen's European factory is aimed at walkers on demanding routes...

Have scientists found a way to beet altitude sickness?

Research in the Himalaya suggests a shot of Beet It Sport concentrate could help suppress altitude problems.

New Gore-Tex C-Knit fabric launches with promise of comfort and breathability

Gore-Tex unveils its new fabric aimed at making life more comfortable and a little less noisy for walkers.

Award-winning AirZone pack among Lowe Alpine innovations for 2016

Four innovative designs will appear in Lowe Alpine's rucksack range next year...

Star line-up unveiled for this year's Kendal Mountain Festival

Organisers of one of Britain’s biggest outdoor festivals have lined up a constellation of adventure stars to keep visitors enthralled at the annual event.

Peak District exercise will test firefighters' and rangers' wildfire response

Firefighters and national park staff will take part in a major practice exercise in the Peak District.

Keen walkers urged to help footpath fund with Ben Lomond torchlight walk

Walkers are being invited to join a torchlight trek up the most southerly munro to help fund path repairs.

One up, one down, as hill sleuths promote one munro top and demote another

The hill sleuths have been in the Highlands, to discover a four-inch deficit means one munro top gets deleted from the lists while another is promoted.

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