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Major charity event will mark 80th anniversary of Wainwright's Pennine Journey

A major charity fundraising walkers’ event is planned to mark the 80th anniversary of a seminal long-distance journey undertaken by Alfred Wainwright.

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.

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.

Awards for Janet Davis, Mick Nield and Nicky Spinks in Queen's Birthday Honours

A retired worker for walking charity the Ramblers has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, along with a top fellrunner and a long-serving mountain rescuer.

Review: Downhill from Here – Running from John O’Groats to Land’s End, by Gavin Boyter

Gavin Boyter's 'Long Run' down the length of Britain got off on the wrong foot and the threat of disaster was never far away for the whole trip.

Film-maker Richard Else: 'I believe Alfred Wainwright had Asperger Syndrome'

A film-maker who collaborated with acclaimed Lakeland guidebook author Alfred Wainwright said he believes the man had Asperger Syndrome.

'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...

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.

Review: Annandale Way, by Roger Turnbull and Jacquetta Megarry

A turn-by-turn guide to this gentle trail through Scotland's border country takes the walker from source to sea.

Two teens airlifted from Cadair Idris in 'very challenging' conditions

Two teens were airlifted from a Snowdonia mountain in conditions rescuers described as ‘very challenging’.

Information van will offer safety advice to Snowdon walkers

Walkers heading up Wales’s highest mountain will be offered safety advice from a new mobile service.

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.

Campaigners call on councils to fulfil duty to signpost 'secret' paths

Campaigners are calling on councils to fulfil their legal responsibility and end what they call the ‘scandal’ of hidden paths.

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.

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...

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...

Highland police issue plea after rescues of 'woefully unprepared' walkers

Police in Scotland are pleading with hillwalkers to be fully prepared before setting out, after three separate incidents involving rescue teams over the weekend.

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...

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