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Baden-Powell Scouts raise cash for rescue team with ascent of The Cheviot

A group of young people raised cash for mountain rescuers with a sponsored ascent of the highest hill in the team’s area.

'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.

Mountain rescuers in eight-hour operation after glider crashes on The Cheviot

Mountain rescuers were called out after a glider crashed on The Cheviot on the Scotland-England border.

Jim Mann and Carol Morgan head Montane Spine Challenger runners as night falls

More than 100 runners are currently battling gale force winds and driving rain as night falls on the Montane Spine Challenger race.

Happy New Year from grough!

Happy New Year to everyone from the grough team. We hope you've had lots of fun in the great outdoors in the past year...

Spare the glitter and use porridge to help Rudolph fly, says expert

Families helping Rudolph and his friends on Christmas Day are being advised he doesn’t need a glittering trail to find his way.

Wander Woman Phoebe Smith will tackle solo Hadrian's Hundred charity trek

Outdoors writer Phoebe Smith will miss Christmas with her family and friends to tackle a 100-mile charity walk, dressed as a superhero.

On test: walking poles reviewed

Trekking poles are now widely used by walkers and runners, but which of our seven pairs were poles apart from the rest in the test?.

Winter onset heralds start of Lakeland felltop assessors' daily Helvellyn ascents

The first day of December marks the start of meteorological winter and it also means shifts begin for one of the country’s most unusual seasonal jobs.

Lakeland bosses urge dog walkers to clean up and control pets as lambing looms

National park bosses in the Lake District are urging dog owners to act responsibly as the lambing season approaches.

On test: Danner Mountain 600 Weatherized insulated boot reviewed

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

Pen-y-ghent walker rescued after slip on ice leads to ankle injury

A walker was rescued after slipping on ice and injuring himself on one of Yorkshire’s Three Peaks. The 40-year-old man was descending from Pen-y-...

Polartec Power Air: keeps you warm and sheds five times fewer microfibres

Polartec's new fabric maintains insulating performance while cutting the number of microplastics heading to the world's oceans.

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?.

Happy Christmas from all of us to all of you!

We’d like to wish our readers, followers, friends and everyone in the great outdoors a happy Christmas.

Yorkshire Dales bosses draw up Three Peaks code of conduct to tackle problems

National park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales have produced a code of conduct for walkers tackling the Three Peaks Challenge.

Grough's great big Christmas gift guide to goodies for the outdoor fan

We've taken a peep inside Santa's North Pole headquarters to bring you suggestions for seasonal gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.

Climber Mick Fowler looks forward to a return to Himalaya after his most taxing year

Just when he thought he had put his cancer behind him, it returned; but now the mountaineer is looking forward finally to his planned Himalaya trip.

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