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Happy birthday to the trig pillar, 80 years old today

A familiar friend to hillgoers is celebrating an 80th birthday today. Ordnance Survey’s first triangulation pillar went into use on 18 April 1936...

Here's a great half-price offer on grough route to mark our 10th birthday!

Grough is 10 years old! Our domain name was first registered in April 2006 and shortly after this we started posting stories and features on our on...

Britain's highest mountain Ben Nevis gains a metre in height

The United Kingdom’s highest mountain just grew by a few inches. But a sudden tectonic upsurge hasn’t hit the Highlands of Scotland; rather, Be...

Ordnance Survey takes quarter stake in Dennis Maps, printer of paper maps

Britain’s official mapping agency has bought a 25 per cent stake in a company that prints its paper maps.

One up, one down, as hill sleuths promote one munro top and demote another

The hill sleuths have been in the Highlands, to discover a four-inch deficit means one munro top gets deleted from the lists while another is promoted.

On test: walking shorts

We put 13 pairs of shorts to the test to help you make your choice of summer legwear...

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...

Britain from the Air photo exhibition lands in Leeds

A touring exhibition offering views of Britain from the Air lands in the UK’s third largest city this week.

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.

New free grough map will use crowdsourced updates to help outdoor fans find their way

Today, we’re announcing a new mapping project we hope will revolutionise the way people enjoy their trips into the British countryside.

Follow in the Brontë sisters' footsteps to Top Withins, inspiration for Wuthering Heights

Take to the romantic wild Brontë moors, home to Cathy and Heathcliff, on this walk starting in the hilltop village of Haworth in West Yorkshire .

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Hill sleuths among 40 eccentrics celebrated as Dull Men of Great Britain

The trio of hill sleuths responsible for promoting and demoting several peaks from baggers’ records have joined a list of their own: dull men.

Hill sleuths go in search of truth about Welsh nuttall Moelwyn Mawr

Will a Snowdonia hill top's status survive scrutiny from a trio of mountain surveyors?...

Friends of Lake District condemn decision to build 50m-high pylons in national park

Campaigners have condemned a decision to build power lines on pylons up to 50m (164ft) high through the Lake District national park.

Tech gadgets mean Britons are 'losing their way' when it comes to map reading

Britons are losing their way when it comes to map reading – because of their reliance on technology.

Rescuers praise Kinder Scout walkers' skills after one suffers ankle injury

A group of Peak District walkers was praised by rescuers for its skills in guiding them accurately to its position after one of them suffered an ankle injury.

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...

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