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England has a new mountain: Miller Moss. Now go find it

Three amateur surveyors lugged their professional-quality satellite and surveying gear to the summit of two Lakeland fells in the quest for a new mountain and found one.

Whitehall announces opening of OS data but little cheer for outdoor sector

The Westminster Government has announced a limited freeing of part of Ordnance Survey’s extensive database covering the whole of Great Britain.

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...

On test: insulated jackets reviewed

Down or synthetic? Well, it's no longer that simple, as we found when we put 12 insulated jackets to the test in a British winter...

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.

Hill sleuths celebrate 'birthday' with news of three new hill classifications

There were winners and losers in the nuttalls stakes as a pair of dedicated hill measurers marked their outfit's tenth birthday with scrutiny of three English peaks.

Hill sleuths' journey into mist reveals Cnoc Coinnich measures up to corbett status

Two men with a mission to find the exact height of a mountain in the southern Highlands climb into the clouds and add a new corbett to the list.

New app opens up Yorkshire Dales' mining history to walkers

Walkers can now take a trip back in time to discover the industrial history of a national park, thanks to a new smartphone technology.

Ordnance Survey takes quarter stake in Dennis Maps, printer of paper maps

Britain’s official mapping agency has bought a 25 per cent stake in a company that prints its paper maps.

Thinking of heading up Tryfan? Read this first

Tryfan's rocky ridges and easy access make it a popular target for walkers, but it's easy to get into difficulties.

Government pledges £80m in bid to open up Ordnance Survey mapping to small firms

The UK Government is providing £80m to help set up a Geospatial Commission, one of whose tasks will be to look at making mapping data available to small businesses.

New OS map details green spaces but critics say it fails to deliver

Britain’s national mapping agency has released new data that details the country’s green spaces. The Ordnance Survey mapping and dataset is aim...

Original Mountain Marathon prepares for its 50th birthday event

One of the grand old institutions of the outdoors reaches its 50th birthday this year. The Original Mountain Marathon has been held every year bar ...

Detective work uncovers tragic story behind name of Policeman Crag in Lake District

Detective work by a member of Cumbria police’s staff has uncovered the story behind a Lakeland landmark’s name.

Páramo offers new Ostro fleece and windproof jacket combo for active outdoors users

A new fleece and windproof set, technical jeans and a new gaiter design are among kit revealed by Páramo for next year.

Happy birthday to the trig pillar, 80 years old today

A familiar friend to hillgoers is celebrating an 80th birthday today. Ordnance Survey’s first triangulation pillar went into use on 18 April 1936...

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Christmas gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiast

Looking for inspiration for a gift for that outdoors fanatic? We've scoured the retail universe for stocking fillers to put on your wish list for Sant...

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