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Is it time to ditch the old walkers' mnemonic as magnetic north migrates east?

Walkers with a mind for accurate navigation may need to ditch a mnemonic that has stood them in good stead for centuries.

Hill sleuth Myrddyn Phillips's border research suggests Wales should shrink a little

Months of measurements and footslogging by two walkers has led them to the conclusion that the Wales-England border could be in the wrong place.

Rescuers appeal for TV help after another 'avoidable' Scafell Pike incident

A group of walkers had to be guided to safety from England’s highest mountain after they got lost in the dark.

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...

Wainwright Society plans to publish out-of-print Pennine Journey book

Fans of the late writer Alfred Wainwright will soon be able to read his first work, which has been out of print for some time.

Hill sleuths' survey reveals true values of Snowdonia peak Foel Penolau

Myrddyn Phillips and his colleague Aled Williams go weaselling in the boulders of in a quest to find out whether the rocky peak measures up.

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...

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