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Experts will emphasise mountain activities’ importance at Holyrood reception

Mountain experts will gather at the Scottish Parliament to impress on politicians the contribution of hillwalking and mountaineering to the nation’s economy and wellbeing.

On test: Primus PrimeTech Stove Set reviewed

Just add gas: this nifty set provides all you need to get cooking on the trail. But how did it perform?...

'Learn to navigate' advice after rescuers sent to wrong Lakeland mountain to aid walkers

A Lake District rescue team extolled the advantages of being able to navigate after it was sent to the wrong mountain to aid two walkers with dogs.

Rescuers appeal to Kinder Scout walkers to be on lookout for missing defibrillator

A rescue team in the Peak District is asking outdoor enthusiasts to be on the lookout for an expensive piece of its equipment that has gone missing.

'Are we in trouble'? Wayward Scout group rescued from Cairngorms bothy

A group of Scouts was airlifted from a remote bothy after being reported missing in the Cairngorms. The Inverness Coastguard helicopter located the...

Fresh Sharp Edge warning after walker rescued from 'precarious position'

A walker was rescued after getting stuck on steep ground on a notorious Lake District accident blackspot.

Rescuers use app to find 'lucky lad' who fell 60ft in search for Priest's Hole cave

A mountain rescue team leader used a mobile phone app to help save a walker’s life after he fell 60ft down a Lake District mountain.

Patterdale team stalwart elected president of national mountain rescue body

A stalwart of the Patterdale team has been elected president of the national body for mountain rescue in England and Wales.

On test: waterproof jackets reviewed

Anyone venturing into the outdoors should have a good waterproof jacket with them. See how 13 different brands performed in our exhaustive test...

Iconic Swedish brand Primus celebrates 125 years

Back in 1892 FW Lindqvist and JV Svenson created the world’s first soot-free kerosene stove in their small blacksmith workshop in central Stockholm and aptly called it Primus (meaning first).

Yorkshire Dales authority grant helps fell rescuers kit out new members

Rescuers in the Yorkshire Dales will be better kitted out thanks to a grant from the national park authority.

Tagged hen harrier Calluna in 'suspicious disappearance' over Cairngorms grouse moor

The National Trust for Scotland has called for political action after the disappearance of a hen harrier raised on one of its Highland estates.

On test: 25 to 40 litre rucksacks reviewed

Which daysacks performed best in the great British countryside? We put 14 to the test to help you decide...

Yorkshire Dales planners say mock castle at Forbidden Corner must come down

National park bosses in the Yorkshire Dales are to order the demolition of a mock castle that was built without permission.

Firm appeals to outdoor fans to look out for cheap Ortlieb gear after £40,000 theft

An outdoors distribution firm is asking the public to be on the lookout for cheap gear after a shipment was stolen.

Charity receives £½m boost to help people with dementia get outdoors

A charity that helps people with dementia get outdoors has received a cash boost. The Big Lottery Fund has given almost half a million pounds to De...

Ten-hour rescue of lost woman among five Saturday callouts for Ogwen Valley team

Rescuers in the Ogwen Valley in north Wales were involved in a 10-hour operation to bring a 73-year-old woman and her son to safety after they got lost on the Glyderau range.

Ordnance Survey study reveals most hillgoers unprepared for emergencies

A study by Britain’s national mapping agency has revealed many hillgoers are clueless about what to do if things went wrong.

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