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

We've scoured the outdoor world for suggestions for innovative festive presents for the mad-keen outdoor enthusiast in your life..

Three callouts for Keswick rescuers as icy conditions catch out Lakeland hillgoers

A Lake District team was called out three times on Sunday to aid people who came to grief in icy conditions.

Leadhills Estate in Lowther Hills loses general licence after wildlife crimes in area

A Scottish Government agency has restricted a licence on a shooting estate in the Lowther Hills after evidence of wildlife crime in the area.

Leo Houlding and crew battle 'slime forest' and rain torrents in Mount Roraima trek

Climber and adventurer Leo Houlding and his team have battled through a ‘slime forest’ and torrential rain in their push towards their Mount Roraima goal.

Friends of Lake District to hold open meeting to hear views on local concerns

Conservation and landscape charity the Friends of the Lake District will hold an open meeting to discuss planning and landscape issues.

Mountaineer Nirmal 'Nims' Purja summits all 8,000m peaks in less than seven months

Mountaineer Nirmal Purja has claimed his final 8,000m peak, shattering the record for summiting all 14 of the world’s highest peaks.

Honeymoon couple rescued after getting lost on Snowdonia mountain

A couple celebrating their honeymoon in Snowdonia had to be rescued after they lost their way in the dark.

Campaigners disappointed as Lake District votes not to ban motors from green lanes

Campaigners said they are disappointed the national park authority decided not to ban motor vehicles from two unsurfaced lanes in the Lake District.

Mountain instructor Wes Hunter steps up to join Lakeland felltop assessor team

A seasoned mountaineering instructor has bagged a top job in the Lake District. Wes Hunter will join the team of felltop assessors who make the asc...

Berghaus donates £30,000 of kit to protect air ambulance crews from elements

Lifesaving airborne medics will be protected from the elements thanks to outdoors brand Berghaus. The Sunderland-based firm has kitted out staff at...

Winter comes to Lakeland as three felltop assessors gear up for a new season

The Lake District's felltop assessors will begin their daily ascents of Helvellyn this week; we spoke to 'new boy' Wes Hunter to get his thoughts on his new 'dream job'.

Voluntary groups call for dismantling of Cairn Gorm funicular railway

A group of voluntary organisations said the controversial funicular railway on Cairn Gorm should be dismantled.

Happy ending in rescuers' 'hide and seek' for lost Yorkshire Three Peaks walker

Rescuers said they had a ‘little game of hide-and-seek’ in the Yorkshire Dales after a lost walker called for help.

Original Mountain Marathon runners brave armpit-deep mud in Clyde Muirshiel event

Mud was the keyword for competitors in this year’s Original Mountain Marathon, with runners tackling the boggy slopes of the Clyde Muirshiel regional park at the weekend.

On test: 40-70 litre rucksacks reviewed

We've been lugging big loads over the hills in the past few months in the quest for the best large rucksack; find out which one topped the pack....

Kendal gears up for Mountain Festival with expanded range of films and speakers

Organisers of the UK’s biggest outdoor festival are gearing up for the event next month. Kendal Mountain Festival’s theme for 2019 is openness,...

National park grant helps Cave Rescue Organisation make the switch to digital radios

A grant from a national park’s fund has helped a Yorkshire Dales rescue team update its radios. The Clapham-based Cave Rescue Organisation needed...

Dry period leads to fire alert in North York Moors national park

National park bosses have issued a fire alert after a period of dry weather. Rangers are putting up warning signs at moorland sites in the North Yo...

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