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Hypothermia a risk on Scotland's peaks in August, says mountain expert

A mountain expert is warning walkers they face cold conditions on Scotland’s high peaks, despite it still being August.

Review: Yorkshire's Three Peaks by Mike Appleton

Mike Appleton's book takes a leisurely literary stroll round the three fells more often tackled against the clock by thousands of walkers.

Four rescued from Tryfan after straying on to steep crags

A mountain rescuer warned that increasing numbers of walkers are going astray on a Snowdonia mountain after four people were led to safety from a rescue blackspot after getting stuck on steep ground.

'Sloppy drafting' of Government bill 'could see public spaces privatised'

Campaigners fear ‘sloppy drafting’ in a coalition Government bill could open the door to public land being sold off to private companies.

Ramblers boss urges Scots to walk from sofa to summit

The boss of the Ramblers in Scotland said people should be encouraged to walk from sofa to summit. Dave Morris today welcomed the launch of the Sco...

On test: trail shoes

Whether it's a post-mountaineering trip to the pub or a summer hike along a trail, a good pair of approach shoes is a sound investment.

Outdoor fans urged to vote for Ben Nevis in National Lottery poll

Outdoor enthusiasts are being urged to vote for the UK’s highest mountain in an online poll being run by the National Lottery.

Twitter and Facebook groups aim to raise cash to buy Blencathra

A social media campaign to crowdsource the purchase of one of Lakeland’s best loved mountains is gathering pace.

On test: Dolomite Steinbock Approach HP GTX boots

Alpine style from the Italian brand in a boot aimed at scramblers who also like a long walk...

Mountain council: removing 'false' paths won't make Snowdon safer

Mountaineers say their views are being ignored by a national park trying to make Wales’s highest mountain ‘safe’.

Rockfall and second washed-away bridge block more Cairngorms routes

More problems for outdoor fans have been reported in the Highlands in the wake of the storms brought by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha.

Lottery fund provides £3m boost to repair Scots national park paths

Lottery players have helped fund a £3m-plus boost to paths in Scotland’s two national parks. The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced a grant to ...

Hill sleuth Myrddyn goes in search of the 'missing' Berwyn mountain

Amateur hill surveyor Myrddyn Phillips finally nails the height of a peak that was overlooked by OS until walkers stumbled across it 25 years ago.

Ramblers' footpath volunteers' work saves councils £1m

Volunteers from Britain’s biggest walking charity contributed almost £1m-worth of work fixing footpaths last year.

On test: Teva Original Universal and Teva Terra Fi 4 Sandals

It's sandal experts Teva's 30th birthday and they sent us two very different pairs to show how the sport sandal has evolved.

Scafell Pike search teams find man's body in Piers Gill

Search teams looking for a missing walker on England’s highest mountain have found a man’s body. Police were alerted after Christopher Blowman,...

Ramblers' review call as farmer cleared after walker Roger Freeman's death

A farmer has been acquitted of manslaughter following the death of a walker attacked by cattle on his land.

Snowdon cyclists warned to stay off train tracks as bridleway ban starts

Mountain bikers have been warned to beware of trains on Wales’s highest mountain on the day a voluntary ban on using bridleways comes into force.

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