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Christmas gift ideas for the outdoor enthusiast

Looking for inspiration for a gift for that outdoors fanatic? We've scoured the retail universe for stocking fillers to put on your wish list for Sant...

Climber, 13, rescued after injuring leg on Northumberland crag

A schoolboy was rescued after injuring himself while climbing on a Northumberland crag. The 13-year-old was with an organised school group on the c...

Mountaineers welcome decision on Ben Wyvis windfarm appeal

Mountaineers have welcomed a decision to reject an appeal against the refusal to allow a windfarm on the slopes of a prominent Highland mountain.

Avon rescuers' high-tech vehicle enters service after fundraising effort

A rescue team’s new high-tech vehicle has gone into service after a major fundraising effort. Avon & Somerset Search and Rescue’s incident cont...

Adam Perry and Kim Collison take top honours in Original Mountain Marathon

A thunderstorm greeted competitors at the start of the Original Mountain Marathon in the Scottish Borders.

'We have only 10 years to save lost paths' says access expert Phil Wadey

An access expert has warned the clock is ticking for thousands of public highways. Phil Wadey, vice-chairman of the Open Spaces Society, warned the...

Meet Fraser the Rucksack, a new pack from Lakeland brand Millican

A new pack using Bionic Cotton has been unveiled by Lake District brand Millican, inspired by a man who lived in a Borrowdale cave.

Chesterfield police seek owner of rucksack and outdoor gear found in field

Police are appealing for the owner of a rucksack and outdoor gear that were found in a field to come forward.

Plea to charities after eight Yorkshire Three Peaks walkers rescued in dark

A rescue team has urged charity challenge organisers to take greater care of those taking part, after a group of eight walkers had to be brought to safety.

National Trust and Ramblers welcome Rory Stewart's Coast Path 2020 pledge

Two major charities have welcomed the news that England’s coastal path is on course for completion in five years’ time.

Trust welcomes Holyrood refusal of Glencassley and Sallachy windfarms

Campaigners have welcomed the Scottish Government’s refusal of plans for two Highland windfarms. The Glencassley and Sallachy developments in Sut...

Campaigner Kate warns Welsh footpath plans could spread to England

A leading campaigner said she fears for the future of Welsh footpaths if Government proposals go ahead.

Pendle Hill, home of witches, among 13 sites given share of £31m lottery pot

A Lancashire hill shrouded in bewitching history is among 13 landscapes to benefit from lottery grants announced on Halloween.

Summer's over, so pack a torch, Snowdonia mountain experts warn walkers

Mountain experts are warning hillgoers to be prepared so they don’t get caught out in the dark. Rescue teams in Snowdonia face an increase in cal...

Pennine walkers urged to help log lifesaving sphagnum moss bogs

Scientists are asking outdoor enthusiasts to help them log an important lifesaving moorland plant. Sphagnum moss helped save lives during both Worl...

Review: Fife Coastal Path by Sandra Bardwell and Jacquetta Megarry

This comprehensive little book will guide walkers undertaking the route around the ancient kingdom of Fife.

Outdoor fans will need map and compass during Highland GPS jamming

Outdoor enthusiasts in the North-West of Scotland are being warned they will not be able to rely on GPS devices for two weeks this month.

Review: The Walker’s Handbook by Hugh Westacott

A comprehensive handbook on all aspects of walking, brought up-to-date in this recent edition...

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