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Lake District planners give go-ahead to 1km-long zipwire at Honister

Planners in the Lake District have given the green light to a zipwire despite officers recommending the application be refused.

Treetop Trek firm opens talks on building Thirlmere zipwire in Lake District

The company that abandoned plans for a zipwire in the Lake District is proposing setting up a similar facility elsewhere in the national park.

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...

Residents' concern over plans for zipwire in shadow of Helvellyn

Residents in a Lake District village say they are concerned at plans for a mile-long zipwire in the shadow of England’s third highest mountain.

Review: Tom Weir an Anthology

A new collection of some of the works of the renonwed Scottish outdoors pioneer and mountaineer gives an insight into Weir's world.

Tourist bosses say 'titchy' Shard doesn't measure up to Lakeland grandeur

Tourist bosses in the Lake District are bigging up one of their prime attractions, saying it makes London’s tallest building seem like small fry.

Bonington quits Friends' position as Honister zip-wire plans thrown out

Controversial plans to build a zip-wire on a Lake District mountainside have been thrown out again by national park planners.

Helicopter in which Honister's Mark Weir died had forged safety certificate

The helicopter in which controversial Honister Slate Mine owner Mark Weir died had a counterfeit maintenance certificate.

Lakeland planners approve Honister via ferrata extension

Lake District planners have approved an extension to England’s first via ferrata, which has been at the centre of a conservation controversy.

Thirlmere zipwire firm says consultation showed most in favour of plans

The company behind plans to build two zipwires across Thirlmere in the Lake District said most people who responded to a consultation were in favour of the project.

Outdoor fans urged to don 'toorie' hats for Lomond Tom Weir event

Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to congregate in a national park this weekend to commemorate one of Scotland’s best loved mountain men.

Tom Weir statue to be unveiled on Lomond shore after public campaign

Outdoor enthusiasts will gather at a lochside site to honour the memory of a Scottish walking and climbing legend.

The great outdoors in 2013: our look back at the events of the year

'Sheepwrecked fells', a porcupine, octupus and bottled vole: the outdoors can be a surprising place...

'Mr Cairngorms' Adam Watson receives Golden Eagle award

A renowned mountaineer and environmentalist received a top award from a group representing writers and photographers.

Mountaineering experts will meet to consider via ferrata gear safety

Mountaineering experts will meet tomorrow to consider safety concerns over specialised gear used on vie ferrate.

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.

UIAA warns owners of ALL via ferrata sets to check their safety

The world mountaineering body today warned owners of all via ferrata sets to check whether their equipment is safe.

The great outdoors in 2011: the year in view

Our customary look-back at the past year provides a mix of triumph and controversy; tragedy and humour, with a few heroic acts.


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