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Watchdog tells York Council to speed up after it said path order will take 29 years

A local authority has been ordered to review its procedures after it told a campaigner it would take 29 years to add a footpath to official maps.

On test: headtorches reviewed

We've been out on the dark hills to shed some light on the best headtorches for use by outdoor enthusiasts.

Peak District manager Lorna Fisher plans 1,658-mile cycle ride through all 15 national parks

A Peak District manager is gearing up for a mammoth cycle ride to mark the 70th anniversary of the passing of legislation that led to the setting up of national parks.

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.

Team warns of winter's return after couple rescued from Snowdon

Rescuers are warning hillgoers in Snowdonia that winter has returned to the area’s mountains. Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team said walkers heading...

Injured climber airlifted from Snowdon after falling 75ft in avalanche

A climber was airlifted to hospital after breaking an ankle when he was caught in an avalanche on Wales’s highest mountain.

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.

Winter onset heralds start of Lakeland felltop assessors' daily Helvellyn ascents

The first day of December marks the start of meteorological winter and it also means shifts begin for one of the country’s most unusual seasonal jobs.

Ill equipped Lakeland walkers and dogs rescued after getting lost in dark

Mountain rescuers warned that people heading for the hills at this time of year need to pack a torch in their rucksack.

On test: two- to three-season walking boots reviewed

Twelve pairs of walking boots put to the test through extensive hoofing across the hills, but which scored best?.

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.

Outdoor fans invited to bag a munro in memory of Sir Hugh

Outdoor fans are being invited to take part in a munrobagging challenge with a difference, to mark the centenary of the death of the man who gave his name to the 3,000ft mountains.

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.

Ingleborough pair rescued after getting lost in dark on first hillwalking trip

A couple had to be rescued after getting lost on their first hillwalking expedition. The man and woman were caught out by the dark on Souther Scale...

Expert groups urge hillgoers in Scotland to plan properly for winter ventures

Experts are urging hillgoers in Scotland to prepare for their trips to the mountains, as winter takes hold in the Highlands.

Grough's great big Christmas gift guide to goodies for the outdoor fan

We've taken a peep inside Santa's North Pole headquarters to bring you suggestions for seasonal gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life.

'Don't ditch vital gear to save weight' says team after Three Peaks rescue

Rescuers in the Yorkshire Dales cautioned walkers against leaving vital safety gear out of their rucksack to save weight.

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.

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