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Free audio files will guide walkers in Peak District and South Pennines

Walkers heading out to the Peak District and South Pennines can now take their own personal guide. Four audio trails can be downloaded to provide a...

Pull on your boots and head for Asturias, Spain's walkers' green paradise

Asturias in northern Spain is a far cry from the crowded resort beaches, with soaring mountains and peaceful coastal walks.

Dragon's Back Race field sets off for five days of hard running down Wales's spine

A group of hardy runners set out this morning at the start of one of the country’s toughest endurance races.

Ordnance Survey to offer digital downloads with its paper maps

Britain’s official mapping agency is to offer digital downloads with its paper maps. Although sales of Ordnance Survey paper maps rose for the fi...

Peak bosses pledge to replace historic Stanage marker

An ancient marker close to one of the Peak District’s most popular climbing venues is to be replaced after suffering the ravages of time.

Minister says there are no plans for Ordnance Survey privatisation

The coalition Government said it has no plans to privatise Britain’s national mapping agency. Ordnance Survey will shortly become a government-ow...

Ordnance Survey increases sales of paper maps after decade of decline

Sales of conventional paper maps produced by Britain’s official mapping agency increased last year, bucking the trend in the past decade which saw people opting for digital versions.

Open Spaces Society plans celebrations to mark 150 years of campaigning

Britain’s oldest national conservation body is planning a big picnic to celebrate its 150th anniversary.

Howgills revealed as venue for Marmot Dark Mountains winter marathon

Organisers of a gruelling overnight winter mountain marathon have revealed it will be held in the Howgills early next year.

Profits from Cicerone Nepal trekking book will help earthquake survivors

Profits from a new guidebook to trekking in Nepal will go to help charities in the Himalayan country dealing with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Ramblers welcome Appeal Court ruling that could open up 1,000 'lost' paths

Up to 1,000 lost paths and bridleways could be reinstated after the Court of Appeal upheld a case based on a law passed more than 200 years ago.

Mountain council helps fund website to reduce Three Peaks Challenge problems

A mountaineering body has provided cash for a website that aims to reduce problems caused by people tackling a popular walking challenge.

Midnight Helvellyn walk and Blencathra starlight trip in Keswick festival schedule

A Lake District festival will offer walkers the chance to take a midnight hike up England’s third highest mountain.

Cicerone publishes new walkers' guides to Cumbria Way and high Lakeland fells

Two new books from the Cumbrian publisher detail walking routes on the Lakeland fells and a long distance trail crossing the national park.

On test: headtorches

A headtorch is an essential piece of kit for anyone heading for the hills. We put nine different models to the test...

Minister announces plans to make Ordnance Survey a government-owned company

A minister has announced plans to turn Britain’s national mapping agency into a government-owned company.

The outdoors year in view: our look back at the events of 2014

Here's grough's look over the shoulder at 12 months' of outdoor action...

Mountaineers tell Nicola Sturgeon: stop windfarms on wild lands

Mountaineers have called on Scotland’s new First Minister to show some leadership and reject two windfarm proposals in Sutherland.

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