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BMC's Mend Our Mountains crowdfunding appeal launches with £150,000 target

The British Mountaineering Council has launched a major crowdfunding appeal to help boost its campaign to improve upland paths in Britain’s national parks.

Scots hillgoers asked to pledge price of a bobble hat to 'Mend Our Mountains'

Hillgoers are being asked to spare the price of a bobble hat – to improve conditions underfoot on two of Scotland’s mountains.

Mountaineering Scotland urges national park to reject new Cononish gold mine plans

Mountaineering Scotland is urging national park planners to reject a renewed proposal to start mining gold in a wild land area.

British Mountaineering Council launches new £1m bid to Mend Our Mountains

The British Mountaineering Council has launched an ambitious £1m project to help repair paths in Britain’s national parks.

Scots mountain project seeks volunteers to 'adopt a path'

A mountain project is on the lookout for outdoor enthusiasts willing to ‘adopt a path’ in Scotland.

Lomond national park boss: visitors 'react positively' to new camping bylaws

The boss of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park said visitors have responded positively to controversial camping bylaws introduced by the authority.

Lomond national park wins public access appeal against Drumlean Estate

A national park authority has won a legal appeal against an estate that blocked access to the area. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Aut...

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

Mountaineers call on Lomond national park board to delay 'appalling' wild-camping scheme

Mountaineers are calling on national park authority members to delay the implementation of ‘appalling’ new rules that mean campers could be landed with a criminal record.

Lomond national park welcomes judges' right to roam ruling on Drumlean Estate

Judges in Scotland’s highest civil court have upheld a ruling in favour of the public’s right of access to a Highland estate.

Lomond national park camping restrictions come into force at lochside sites

Camping bylaws are now in force, bosses at the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park have warned.

Scottish mountain volunteers' efforts recognised at outdoor trust meeting

Volunteers who have helped repair and maintain routes in Scotland’s national parks received recognition for their efforts.

Outdoors writer Phoebe Smith airs Lomond camping ban feature on BBC Radio 4

Outdoors writer Phoebe Smith will shortly take to the airwaves to examine the controversial wild camping ban in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park.

Landfill waste levies help fund Ardinning nature reserve path upgrades

Taxes levied on landfill waste have helped upgrade a moorland path in the shadow of the Campsie Fells.

New Abyssinia bothy opens to outdoor users in Glen Kinglas

A new mountain shelter with an African slant has opened for outdoor enthusiasts in a popular walking area in the Scottish Highlands.

Controversial camping bylaws set to come into force in Lomond national park

A controversial camping permit scheme comes in to force in a Scottish national park this week. Anyone wanting to pitch their tent in certain areas ...

Ex-Army major James Stuart to take over as head of Lomond national park

A former infantry officer and boss of the Royal Yachting Association is taking over as head of Scotland’s first national park.

Berghaus flags up its Get Out Game as Black Friday antidote for outdoors fans

A leading outdoors brand has announced an antidote for anyone flagging after the consumer excesses of the upcoming Black Friday.

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