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Faindouran Lodge bothy in Cairngorms out of use after chimney collapse

Walkers have been warned not to use a Highland shelter after a chimney collapse left it in a dangerous condition.

The outdoors world in 2012: our backward glance at the year past

Our rearward glance at a news-packed 2012 includes, as always, tragedy as well as uplifting stories of the great outdoors, and a few oddities.

Met Office launches hill summit forecasts for walkers and climbers

Britain’s official meteorologists have introduced a new detailed service for hillgoers. The Met Office now offers summit forecasts for more than ...

Cicerone joins Fell & Rock Climbing Club for updated Lakeland winter guide

With the return of some snow and ice to the Lakeland fells, guidebook publisher Cicerone has chosen an opportune time to issue an updated edition of a definitive guide to winter climbing in the national park.

New rights of way secured in Lake District agreements with National Trust

More than a dozen new rights of way have been set up in the Lake District thanks to agreements between the national park authority and landowners.

Jimmy Savile's former Glencoe home daubed with abusive graffiti

Police in the Highlands say a house formerly owned by Jimmy Savile has been daubed with abusive slogans.

Britain's commons at risk from secret 'filching' of land, says Open Spaces Society

Britain’s ancient commons are in danger from surreptitious ‘filching’ by companies and individuals, a campaign group says.

Wainwright's signature will adorn Coast to Coast route as waymarking approved

A long-distance route tackled by thousands of walkers every year will be officially waymarked after authorities approved the move.

Wainwright Society plea to Coast to Coast walkers: take a map

Aficionados of the late guidebook author Alfred Wainwright have warned walkers following his Coast to Coast Walk to equip themselves with a map and compass.

Girly glamour, cloth maps and Kenton Cool's onesie on view at Outdoors Show

The Outdoors Show is a chance for enthusiasts to get up close to some luminaries and see some of the goodies available for their trips into the hills and countryside of Britain and further afield.

Gaelic experts offer help for outdoor fans puzzled by Highland place names

Do you know your Stob from your Sgurr? More to the point, can you get your tongue around mountain names such as Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan?...

Your guide to the ideal Christmas presents for the outdoor fan in your life

We've lots of suggestions for Christmas stocking-fillers for the outdoor enthusiast in our look at festive gear and clothing.

Outdoor fans can now feature on their own OS map cover

Outdoor fans ordering a custom map from Britain’s official mapping agency can now feature on its cover.

Win a £250 Sportiva UK GPS unit with SportPursuit

SportPursuit and grough are offering another great prize to our competition winner, this time a £250 Sportiva UK GPS unit.

Mountaineers say Allt Duine windfarm would leave mountain scarred

Opponents of a proposed windfarm in the Monadhliath Mountains said it would leave the landscape scarred by redundant tracks and land despoiled by concrete and steel at the end of its life.

Deadline approaches for Wales right-to-roam consultation

Wales’s official outdoors body said the deadline for representations on open access land is approaching.

Beinn a’Chlaidheimh no longer a munro: official

The number of munros in Scotland is now officially 282, after the downgrading of a contentious peak to corbett status.

Rescuers warned after Coast to Coast group rescued twice in two days

Mountain rescuers today issued a warning – to colleagues along the Coast to Coast Walk route – after a hapless group had to be rescued twice in two days.


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